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David Nichtern, Senior Buddhist teacher, Emmy award-winning musician

David Nichtern is a highly regarded senior Buddhist teacher who teaches how to integrate the creative process with our spiritual practice and livelihood. He was one of the first American students of renowned Tibetan Buddhist teacher Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and studied closely with him upon his arrival in the West in 1970.

David is a four-time Emmy award-winner and two-time Grammy-nominated composer-guitarist-producer who has worked with Stevie Wonder, Jerry Garcia, Christopher Guest, Lana Del Rey, and Krishna Das, among others. He is also a successful entrepreneur who has run his own production and record companies.

He is the author of Awakening from the Daydream: Reimagining the Buddha's Wheel of Life and Creativity, Spirituality & Making a Buck. David teaches and consults worldwide with individuals and business enterprises.

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Personal Growth
Solving Your Life Puzzle
May 29 - 31, 2020
Discover how to unite your soul work with your paid work in this innovative workshop with David Nichtern—senior Buddhist teacher, business consultant, and Emmy award-winning musician. Based on his sensational new book, this weekend combines Tibetan Buddhism, creative prompts, and their real-world application to help you define your artistic and entrepreneurial offerings and bring them to the marketplace.

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