David Nichtern – Creativity, Spirituality & Making a Buck Podcast
David Nichtern was one of the original Western students of renowned Tibetan Buddhist meditation master Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche when he came to the US in 1970.
Nichtern has been the Director of Karme Choling Meditation Center (Vermont), Director of Buddhist Studies and Practice at OM Yoga Center (NYC), and Director of the Dharmadhatu Meditation Center (Los Angeles). He currently teaches workshops and teacher training programs around the world and mentors individual students in person and online.
David is also a four-time Emmy winner and two-time Grammy nominee, He wrote the classic song, “Midnight at the Oasis.” A highly-regarded composer, producer and guitarist, Nichtern has played/recorded with greats like Stevie Wonder, Paul Simon, Jerry Garcia, and Krishna Das. He discovered and signed Lana Del Rey to his own Indie label 5 Points Records, scored Christopher Guest’s film, “The Big Picture” and produced scores and title songs for ABC’s One Life to Live and CBS’s As the World Turns for many years.
A sought-after senior Tibetan Buddhism Teacher, renowned musician, and well-established entertainment industry vet and entrepreneur, David has been mentoring students in these three realms for nearly four decades.
He wrote a definitive book on a classic Buddhist teaching: Awakening From The Daydream; Re-imaging The Buddha’s Wheel of Life, released by (Wisdom Publications 2016). His much anticipated second book, “Creativity Spirituality and Making A Buck” (the inspiration for this podcast) will be released by Wisdom Publications in October 2019. Within it, he helps readers to strengthen their spiritual practice, identify their creative or entrepreneurial path, and learn how to manifest the right circumstances to actually thrive and prosper. Early reviews have likened it to “A next-gen Artist’s Way”.
For more information about David and his endeavors, go to www.davidnichtern.com or facebook.com/davidnichtern