Buddhist teacher, and Ethan’s father, David Nichtern joins the Road Home Podcast to bring the luminous into the temporal in a conversation merging Dharma, money, and mindfulness for the modern age.
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 Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and studied closely with him soon after his arrival in the United States in 1970. Along with being an Emmy-winning, Grammy-nominated composer and musician, David is a business consultant integrating meditation into large companies. He is also Founder & CEO of Dharma Moon – a mindfulness-based education platform and global community; as well as host of the Be Here Now Network podcast Creativity, Spirituality and Making a Buck.
Sign up for Ethan’s Year Long Buddhist Studies program on David’s digital mindfulness platform Dharma Moon
Luminous into the Temporal // Dharma & Business
David Nichtern—Buddhist Teacher, Dharma Moon CEO, BHNN Podcast Host, and Ethan’s very own father—joins The Road Home for a conversation bringing the luminous and sublime into our temporal world. To begin the podcast, Ethan dives into core themes from David’s book, Spirituality, Creativity & Making a Buck, surrounding combining business with Dharma.
“We’re trying to bring all this sublime, luminous, beautiful, ground-being into our temporal, everyday world—that’s what we’re trying to do.” – David Nichtern
David Nichtern chats with hilarious and creative business mindfulness man, Jamie Catto on Ep. 23 of Creativity, Spirituality, & Making a Buck
Dharma Moon // Digital Sangha (18:01)
Steering the discussion from economics and billionaires, Ethan invites David to share about Dharma Moon – his mindfulness-based education platform and global community offering workshops/courses, mentorship, and teacher training. Before teasing Ethan’s Year-Long Buddhist Studies program, David describes the beautiful team that came together to create the accessible digital learning space offering programs for beginners scratching the surface, as well as seasoned veterans looking for a deeper dive.
“For me, the most interest piece of my particular life is blending or integrating my creative life as a musician, my entrepreneurial life as a creative business person, and my 100% bottom line is: Is this dharma or not? Is this in alignment with truth, compassion, clarity, wisdom?” – David Nichtern
For the father-son, David-Ethan duo chatting for a cosmic moment, tune into Ep. 11 of Creativity, Spirituality, & Making a Buck
Modern Mindfulness // Right Speech, Right Texting (38:38)
Playing off of David’s hilarious-yet-enlightening mouth-mindfulness idea, Ethan makes a brilliant connection transmuting Buddha’s idea of Right Speech into the modern age of texting and emails. Engaging the landing gears, the father-son duo talk Buddhism, karma, history, feminism, gender, race, politics, duality, Taoism, balance, integration, impermanence, aggression, patience, and our increasing desire to not be defined.
“I think impermanence is a much more powerful sense of reality than any kind of level of psychosis you could manifest to ward it off.” – David Nichtern