Led by: David Nichtern
From February 22, 2019 at 8:00 pm until February 22, 2019 at 10:00 pm at Gowanus
This workshop is based on a Buddhist painting called The Wheel of Life – an ancient power point presentation that describes the process of karma. According to these teachings, we are largely trapped in a daydream world – a Walter Mitty-like projected reality of 6 different realms which we cycle through repeatedly, based on our current habits and personal history, The 6 realms are gods (fixation on pleasure), jealous gods (jealousy and competition), humans (hope and fear), animals (thick habits) hungry ghosts (addiction), and hell (rage and depression).
Meditation practice can awaken us from our daydream, and liberate us from the six realms.
Based on David's book (Wisdom Publications) the workshop will include meditation instruction, practice, talk and discussion
Open to all levels
David Nichtern is a senior teacher in the lineage of Tibetan Buddhist meditation master Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. David was one of the initial American students of Trungpa Rinpoche and studied closely with him soon after his arrival in the United States in 1970. David has been co-director of the Dharmadhatu Meditation Center (LA) and the Karme Choling Meditation Center (Vermont), as well as Director of Buddhist Practice and Study for OM Yoga (NYC). He leads meditation workshops and teacher training programs around the world and online. David Nichtern is also a well-known composer, producer, and guitarist. A four-time Emmy winner and a two-time Grammy nominee, he is the founder of Dharma Moon and 5 Points Records. David has recorded and played with Stevie Wonder, Jerry Garcia, Lana Del Rey, Maria Muldaur, Paul Simon, and many others, and has also produced multiple records for and toured with Grammy-nominated kirtan singer Krishna Das.