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.

Our Thoughts Are Not Solid

Mindfulness (or “shamatha” in Sanskrit)¬†meditation is meant to increase awareness of the fact that the thoughts we spend all our time focusing on, negotiating with, responding and reacting to aren’t…

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 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.