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3 Questions to Consider When Contemplating Our Relationship to the Natural World

Written by David Nichtern

Some say we human beings are the custodians of this planet Earth. Many ancient traditions, both Asian and European, have held the view that the role of the leader includes...

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Gradual vs. Sudden Enlightenment

Written by David Nichtern

In Buddhism, there is a lot of discussion about cultivating mindfulness and awareness. In a nutshell, mindfulness is the ability to pay attention to something, to hold...

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Cultivating Loving Kindness

Written by David Nichtern

The practice of cultivating loving-kindness (maitri in Sanskrit and metta in Pali) is a Buddhist approach toward opening one’s heart to others. It is very ancient,...

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Finding a Spiritual Teacher

Written by David Nichtern

When I met my teacher, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, in 1971, I felt an overwhelming sense of connection. At the time I was attending the Berklee College of Music in Boston,...

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Meeting the Buddha

by David Nichtern

I don’t know about you, but I’m the kind of person who likes to go right to the source. So when it comes to studying Buddhism, I want to get right to it- let’s...

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EPISODE 46 – Joining Heaven and Earth

David explores how mindfulness meditation is the primary tool on our journey of joining Heaven and Earth, which are our highest aspirations and our day-to-day practicalities.

 

This...

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EPISODE 45 – In Tune: Music as the Bridge to Mindfulness with Richard Wolf

David is joined by Emmy Award-winning composer, author, multi-Platinum record producer and songwriter Richard Wolf for a conversation about music, mindfulness, and success. 

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EPISODE 44 – Professional Wrestling and the Middle Way with Matt Sydal

Matt Sydal joins David to talk about wisdom gained through imperfection, and how professional wrestling connects to the Middle Way.

 

 

In this episode, Matt joins David to discuss:

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EPISODE 43 – Composing Dharma with Sean Callery

Emmy-winning composer Sean Callery and David discuss true fearlessness, how Trungpa Rinpoche heard music, and the symphony of impermanence.

 

 

In this episode David and Sean dive into:

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