Release date October 2016. Available for pre-order now on Amazon.

“THE WHEEL OF LIFE is a Buddhist allegorical painting dating back to ancient India. The painting describes how our sense of self and our life in this world take shape, portraying how we think, how we act, how we feel, and how we manifest our own personal reality. The Wheel of Life also illustrates how karma works in our lives—how we get trapped in confusing, painful, and repetitive patterns, and how we can liberate ourselves from those patterns.

My goal in this book is to present these ancient teachings in more contemporary language, with imagery more immediately recognizable to modern readers. The illustration of the Wheel used in the book depicts modern people in contemporary settings to convey the psychological toneof each of the six realms. This approach is very much in keeping with how I myself learned about the six realms from my teacher, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche.” – David Nichtern

“A guide book for anyone confused by the Gordian Knot of existence. It will put the wheel of life into sharp relief with a capital R. Masterful insight from a master.” – Jamie Lee Curtis, actress and author

“Awakening from the Daydream repurposes for our times an ancient map to freedom, giving us a smart and sure way to break out of the habitual grooves that bind us. David Nichtern speaks to us with a voice witty and wise, and with a no-b.s. compassion: Deep wisdom in a spot-on package.”
Daniel Goleman, Author of Emotional Intelligence and A Force for Good: The Dalai Lama’s Vision for Our World.

“David Nichtern is one of the most effortless and effective teachers I have ever met. He’s funny and smart, which I love, but even better he uses his humor and intelligence to transmit a deeper message that can truly change your life. Get into it!” – Pete Holmes, comedian