David Nichtern is a senior meditation teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist lineage of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. This tradition combines a contemporary, secular approach to meditation with the ancient practices and philosophies of Tibetan Buddhism.
David has been the Director of Karme Choling Meditation Center in Vermont (USA), Director of Buddhist Studies and Practice at OM Yoga Center (NYC), and Director of Expansion for Shambhala Training Int’l.
He is known for his ability to present the richness and depth of the Buddhist tradition with a light touch, making it accessible and relevant. He has several online workshops available through creativeLIVE.com. His book “Awakening From The Daydream: The Wheel of Life” was released by Wisdom Publications in October 2016.
David is also an Emmy winning, Grammy nominated composer, guitarist and producer. He is the composer of the classic song “Midnight at the Oasis” and has worked with a diverse range of artists including Christopher Guest, Maria Muldaur, Paul Simon, Lana Del Rey, Stevie Wonder, Krishna Das. Jerry Garcia, and many others.