First Thought, Best Thought

When we have some creative impulse, insight, or intuition, where does that come from? Senior Buddhist teacher, David Nichtern, explains.

What is the Buddhist View on Death & Impermanence

David Nichtern discusses the Buddhist view of death and how impermanence permeates our life at every level.

What is Enlightenment?

In this brief segment David Nichtern discusses the enlightened qualities that Buddhists cultivate in meditation practice.

What Is American Buddhism?

A short clip of David being interviewed about American Buddhism.

Who Is Sitting On My Cushion? (Part 1)

At a Weekly Dharma Gathering at the NY Shambhala Center, David leads a guided meditation on looking for the "self".