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Special Weekend Program – The 5 Wisdom Energies with David Nichtern | 7-9PM at Menla


10:00 am – 6:00 pm

*This event is at Menla Retreat & Dewa Spa | *This retreat is offered being offered ONLINE, however, if we can meet in person at Menla, we will have both options available. 

SPECIAL WEEKEND PROGRAM: The 5 Wisdom Energies – Transforming Confusion Into Wisdom with David Nichtern
Friday, August 21; 7-9PM and Saturday, August 22-23; 10AM-5PM at Menla Retreat and Dewa Spa (Phoenicia, NY)
A Special Weekend Retreat for Graduates of all David Nichtern TT Programs.  

Open to the public – $350 (accomodation is not included and will be billed separately – see below for more information on accomdation)  REGISTER HERE

A First Time Gathering with Special Content Based on Tibetan Buddhist Tantric Teachings.

The 5 Wisdom Energies (5 Buddha Families)  is a special teaching from the Buddhist Tantric tradition – as presented by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche shortly after his arrival in the US in 1970.

Traditionally presented as a mandala of the 5 Dhyani Buddhas – each of the Buddhas embodies one of the five different aspects of enlightened mind. These intrinsic qualities can manifest as clarity and wisdom, but also as neurotic and distorted states of mind.

This teaching offers some of the most comprehensive and magical descriptions of the world we live in – describing seasons, landscapes, culture, colors, food, situational logic – all the colorful details regarding how we experience our world and express ourselves in it. The premise is that liberation and confusion are two sides of the same coin. With awareness and practice, we can embrace our situation as it is and transform confusion into wisdom and skillful means.

Program Fee: $350 (Registration fee and meals for this weekend are included. Accommodation is not included for this weekend). REGISTER HERE
Accommodation fees for Friday and Saturday night are separate and will vary based on room type.

Please register for the course and accomodations through Tibet House US. For questions about accomodation or Menla, please contact [email protected] or 845-688-6897 ext 101. Menla Retreat & Dewa Spa, 375 Pantherkill Road, Phoenicia, NY 12464, www.menla.org.

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

100-HOUR TEACHER TRAINING (May 8th – August 2nd)
May 8 evening 7-9PM: $35
Full Level 1 (May 8-10 including May 8 evening class): $350
Full 100-hour Teacher training course (including Level 1): Early bird: $1400 | $1650 after April 14)

  1. BUNDLE PRICING ($100 or $200 discount) Teacher Training + Special Weekend 
  2. August 21-23 Weekend Program + 100-hour Teacher Training Program ($100 discount):   Early bird: $1650 (ends April 14)   |   $1,900

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.


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