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Creativity, Spirituality & Making a Buck with David Nichtern and Special Guest Julian Lage | 7-9PM


7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us for an evening workshop with senior Buddhist teacher David Nichtern and renowned jazz guitarist Julian Lage for an engaging discussion on integrating creativity, mindfulness and livelihood.

The evening will include meditation instruction and practice, dialogue with David and Julian, Q&A with the audience and a short acoustic set by Julian.

$35 to attend Friday, Feb. 21 workshop with Julian Lage   REGISTER HERE
$350 to attend full weekend (Feb. 21-23)    REGISTER HERE

Join David Nichtern for the full Creativity, Spirituality & Making a Buck weekend workshop. Scroll down for more info.


WEEKEND PROGRAM (FEBRUARY 21-23; 10AM-6PM) Creativity, Spirituality & Making a Buck: Solving Your Life Puzzle

Based on David Nichtern’s revolutionary book (same title), this weekend workshop is open to all. This is the first time the program is being made available in New York City.

This weekend workshop combines Tibetan Buddhism, creative prompts, and their real-world application. We will discuss the following themes:
• Explore your livelihood through the lens of the path of meditation.
• Cultivate your personal definition of success.
• Define your artistic and entrepreneurial offerings.
• Develop the skills needed to bring your vision and gifts to the marketplace.
Suitable for aspiring creatives, established professionals, and everyone in between, this innovative workshop provides a safe space to learn, grow, and transform.


100-HOUR TEACHER TRAINING (May 8th – August 2nd)
CLICK HERE to register for Level 1 (May 8-10) and/or full 100-hour Teacher Training Program – (Early bird: $1400 | $1650 after March 1st)

Creativity, Spirituality & Making a Buck: Solving Your Life Puzzle

$350 to attend full weekend (Feb. 21-23)   |   $35 to attend Friday, Feb. 21 class only
CLICK HERE to learn more or register for February 21-23 Special Weekend Program

  1. BUNDLE PRICING ($100 or $200 discount) Teacher Training + Special Weekend Programs:
  2. 1. BUNDLE OPTION 1: February 21-23 Weekend Program + 100-hour Teacher Training Program ($100 discount) – Early bird:  $1650 (ends March 1st)   |   $1,900
  3. 2. BUNDLE OPTION 2: August 21-23 Weekend Program + 100-hour Teacher Training Program ($100 discount):   Early bird: $1650 (ends March 1st)   |   $1,900
  4. 3. BUNDLE OPTION 3: Both Weekend Programs (February & August Weekend Program) + 100-hour Teacher training:  Early bird: $2150  (ends March 1st)  |   $1935

The 5 Wisdom Energies – Transforming Confusion Into Wisdom
$350 to attend full weekend (Aug. 21-23) *Does not include accommodation*

CLICK HERE to learn more or register for August 21-23 Special Weekend Program

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. He is also a business consultant with companies creating a variety of offerings integrating meditation in a larger health and well-being context – including Goldman Sachs, Journey Meditation, True Nature Meditation (Tokyo), Balanced Athlete, The Center for Health & Healing, and Om Births, among others.

He has been featured in The New York Times, The Huffington Post, Buddhist Geeks podcast, Duncan Trussell Family Hour Podcast and many others. David is the author of the critically acclaimed Awakening From the Daydream: Reimagining The Buddha’s Wheel of Life and the forthcoming 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.

Julian LagJulian Lage: Hailed as one of the most prodigious guitarists of his generation, Julian Lage has spent more than a decade searching through the myriad strains of American musical history via impeccable technique, free association and a spirit of infinite possibility. Though only 31, the New York-based musician boasts a long, prolific résumé as sideman (alongside such icons as Gary Burton and John Zorn), duo partner (with Nels Cline, Chris Eldridge and Fred Hersch, among others), and as soloist and bandleader. Love Hurts – which marks Lage’s third Mack Avenue LP recorded with a trio, and his first to feature bassist Jorge Roeder and drummer Dave King (The Bad Plus) – sees the GRAMMY® nominated guitarist exploring the American song catalog from a truly unique vantage point, performing music written by a range of audacious and original artists, from Roy Orbison to Ornette Coleman, Jimmy Giuffre to Peter Ivers. Lage and his rhythm section build upon the wandering sonic outlook of his previous LPs, further impelling his defining amalgam of jazz fusion, jam band liberation, standards, and embryonic rock ‘n’ roll with virtuosic precision, adventurous improvisation, and a remarkably clear vision.

“For me, this recording completes a trilogy of approaches to the trio,” says Lage. “They’re all similar but illuminate different fascinations.”


Tibet House US Gallery
22 West 15th Street
New York, NY 10011 United States
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