Mindful of the Pie Hole – Clarifying our Relationship to Food, Drink and Speech Online Workshop

Our mouth is the gateway to so many kinds of karma. What goes in (food, drink etc.) becomes inextricably linked with who we are and who we are becoming. What goes out (speech mostly) has a lot to do with how our relationships with others and with our world take shape.

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.

Mindful of the Pie Hole – Clarifying our Relationship to Food, Drink and Speech Online Workshop

An online workshop with David Nichtern Tuesday July 21st, 2015 - 7-9:30 PM EST $35 – advanced registration required (enrollment is limited to 30 participants)   There’s an old blues song that goes “your mind is on vacation and your mouth is working overtime” – it will be in heavy rotation as we explore this topic [...]

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)

慈悲(サンスクリット語で「マイトリー(maitri)」、パーリ語で「メタ(metta)」)を育む練習は、他者に向かって心を開いて行くための仏教的なアプローチです。古来の、非常にシンプルで直接的かつ効果的な方法なのです。