Join us for a dynamic conversation between David Nichtern and special guest Pete Holmes – comedian, actor, writer and star of HBO’s Crashing. Who could be a better guest for a CSMevening than the author of Comedy Sex God (CSG)? For Pete’s complete bio, see below.
In an ongoing series based on the principles in David’s book, Creativity, Spirituality & Making a Buck, we will start by exploring the notion in Chapter 20 – Don’t Take Yourself Too Seriously – The Illusory Nature of Reality – and maybe ramble some from there!
David and Pete will be talking about creativity and career, with a background of spiritual practice and right livelihood. The workshop will include brief meditation instruction and practice, the dialog, and Q&A with the audience. This program is included for those registered in our TH Meditation Teacher Training Program and is also open to the public as well. All are welcome.
Friday, July 10; 7-9PM EST | General:$25/Members:$22.50 CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
David Nichtern is a senior Buddhist teacher who has been practicing and teaching meditation for over 40 years. He was one of the initial American students of renowned meditation master Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and studied closely with him soon after his arrival in the United States in 1970.
David is the author of the critically acclaimed Awakening From the Daydream: Reimagining The Buddha’s Wheel of Life and his recently released Creativity, Spirituality & Making a Buck. He also mentors individual students both in person and online, and leads meditation teacher training programs around the world.
David is also a multiple Grammy-nominated and Emmy award-winning musician. He has recorded and played with Stevie Wonder, Christopher Guest, Jerry Garcia, Lana Del Rey, Maria Muldaur, Paul Simon and many others. Among his many credits in records, film and TV, David wrote the classic song “Midnight at the Oasis” and has produced multiple records for and periodically tours with Grammy nominated kirtan artist Krishna Das. For more info check out www.davidnichtern.com and facebook.com/davidnichtern.
Pete Holmes is a comedian, writer, actor, cartoonist, podcast host, and author. His book, Comedy Sex God explores Pete’s relationship with faith and comedy. His popular podcast, You Made It Weird, is a comedic exploration of the meaning of life, with guests ranging from Deepak Chopra and Elizabeth Gilbert to Seth Rogan and Garry Shandling.
Pete also created and starred in the semi-autobiographical HBO show Crashing, which he executive produced alongside Judd Apatow. An accomplished stand-up with three hour-long television specials and innumerous late-night appearances, he continues to tour regularly to sold-out crowds. He lives with his wife and daughter in Los Angeles.