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.

Connecting With Awakened Heart

Here is a short clip of David Nichtern teaching at OM yoga in NYC about how we connect with bodhichitta or awakened heart during mediation practice.

Meditation Is A Blunt Instrument

With his usual wit and humor, David discusses the feelings of sensitivity and vulnerability that arise when one begins a regular meditation practice...