Stress, Anxiety & Depression – Working With Deeply Ingrained Habitual Patterns of Mind

An online workshop with David Nichtern Tuesday June 16th, 2015 - 7-9:30 PM EST -  $35 advanced registration required. For many of us, even after establishing a regular meditation practice, deeply ingrained patterns such as anxiety, stress and depression can linger. It’s almost like the feeling of washing our favorite frying pan and then discovering that there [...]

Why Meditate?

So, how do you go about meditating? Just like most other endeavors, you need to seek out good instruction and practice a technique that’s been proven both efficacious and productive for other people who meditate. Sitting down in a quiet room, crossing your legs, and humming won’t work. You need tools to draw from.

A Lot of Funny S*** Happened to Me on My Way to Enlightenment

An online workshop with David Nichtern April 7, 2015 - 7-10 PM EST -  $35 advanced registration required. How does our karmic situation come together? This online workshop will be a composite examination of the 5 skandhas, 6 realms, and 8 consciousnesses…. oh heck throw in the 12 nidanas while you’re at it…. But seriously, we will [...]

Touch & Go: The Rhythm of Awareness

We might think that the meditative state is something we can grasp onto, solidify, and possess, but that is actually not the case. Our practice is to touch in, make contact, and let go, over and over again – that is the rhythm of awareness.

April 7th, 2015 7-9pm

Work, Sex and Money — The Dharma of Everyday Living

For me to be able to present a workshop based on early mindfulness teachings was a big thrill. The material at the time was so juicy, and it still is. It’s about making everyday life the root of your dharma practice, not just incidental events that happen while you’re trying to get enlightened[...]

Prendi la tua posizione: Meditazione per tutti, semplici istruzioni per iniziare (Meditation Instruction in Italian)

Shamatha o “attenzione completa” è un esercizio completo e formativo. Si basa sul percepire l’attimo in cui la nostra coscienza si connette al presente, fornendo così uno strumento per accrescere tale cognizione. I benefici di questa pratica si riflettono nel riuscire ad allineare mente e corpo, iniziando a relazionarsi alla realtà circostante con meno distrazione e mantenendosi vigili.

5 Seducers That Steal Our Awareness and Contentment

The $64 question is, can we maintain balance, awareness and open-heartedness while we engage fully in the activities of this world? Can we make the five seducers work for us or will we work for them?[...]

慈悲の心を育む (Metta Meditation Instruction in Japanese)


座るということ: 一般の方々向けの瞑想の手引き (Mindfulness Meditation Instruction in Japanese)