Making Friends With Yourself

In this brief video, David discusses the importance of starting with ourselves as the foundation for compassion and working with others.

Connecting With Awakened Heart & Mind

Here is a short clip of David Nichtern teaching about how we connect with bodhichitta or awakened heart or mind during meditation 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.

Meditation Without Goals

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