Meditation Without Goals

In a talk at the New York City Shambhala Center, David discusses meeting our minds in meditation without judgement or bias.

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".

Who Is Sitting On My Cushion? (Part 2)

After guiding a meditation based on finding the self, David discusses with students at the New York Shambhala Center what they found. Click here for Part 1.   Interested in…

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…