Join the Nichterns at Tibet House on Friday, October 18 for a lively discussion of how far mindfulness has come in our society, and how far it has yet to go.
Recent decades have seen nothing short of a Mindfulness Revolution in Western Society. Meditative disciplines that originated in ancient Buddhist practice have come to have a strong influence in Western psychotherapy, neuroscience, art, social justice, and more. A serious meditator is even among the candidates for US President in 2020, and we’re not even talking about Marianne Williamson!
And yet, what is the impact of all this? Is the Mindfulness Movement just “McMindfulness” as some wary critics have argued? Is it just a consumeristic fad? Or is there a deeper social transformation happening here?
Friday October 18; 7-9PM | General:$25/Members:$22.50 | CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
(Free for TH Mindfulness Teacher Trainees) | Open to All
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.
Ethan Nichtern is a senior Buddhist teacher. From 2010-2018 he served as the teacher in residence for the Shambhala NYC community. He is the author of The Road Home: A Contemporary Exploration of the Buddhist Path (FSG Books, North Point, 2015), The Dharma of The Princess Bride: What The Coolest Fairytale of Our Time Can Teach Us About Buddhism and Relationships (FSG Books, North Point, Sep 2017) and One City: A Declaration of Interdependence (Wisdom Publications, 2007). The Road Home was named to Best Books of 2015 lists by both Library Journal and Tech Insider.
Ethan is also the founder and former director of The Interdependence Project, an organization dedicated to Buddhist-inspired meditation and psychology, transformational activism, mindful arts, and meaningful media. He teaches and lectures around the world and is based in New York City.