Friday, January 29th; 7-9pm EST
Saturday and Sunday, January 30th & 31st; 10am-6pm EST
Mindfulness is the basic ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and not be overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us.
While mindfulness is something we all naturally possess, it’s more readily available to us when we practice on a daily basis.
Whenever you bring awareness to what you’re directly experiencing via your senses, or to your state of mind via your thoughts and emotions, you’re being mindful.But how do we practice mindfulness in order to experience these transformative benefits?
Join senior Buddhist teacher David Nichtern for this introductory weekend program geared for brand new beginners as well as for those looking to refresh their existing practice. During this weekend you will:
1. Learn the fundamentals of meditation practice and get an overview of the Buddhist path and stages of practice.
2. Learn four foundational meditation practices: Mindfulness, Awareness, Contemplation, Loving Kindness.
3. Understand and experience the benefits of meditation and learn how to develop a personal meditation practice.
4. Move toward helping others with their meditation practice and personal journey.
Friday, January 29th; 7-9pm EST – Public Talk: $25
Full weekend program: $325
This program is also the Level 1 installment of the 100-Hour Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Training. If you would like to participate in a future teacher training program, the tuition you pay for this weekend program will be applied to the teacher training tuition.
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, Om Births, and Kobre & Kim law firm 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 his recently released Creativity, Spirituality & Making a Buck. He 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