DHARMA MOON TEACHING STAFF
David Nichtern, founder of Dharma Moon, is a senior Buddhist teacher who has been practicing and teaching meditation for over 40 years. He was one of the initial American students of renowned meditation master Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and studied closely with him soon after his arrival in the United States in 1970. He is also a business consultant with companies creating a variety of offerings integrating meditation in a larger health and well-being context – including Goldman Sachs, Journey Meditation, Creative Live, True Nature Meditation (Tokyo), Balanced Athlete, The Center for Health & Healing, Om Births, and Kobre & Kim law firm among others.
He has been featured in The New York Times, FOX News, Netflix's The Midnight Gospel, Huffington Post, The Buddhist Geeks podcast, Duncan Trussell Family Hour Podcast, Pete Holmes' You Made it Weird Podcast, and many others. David is the author of the critically acclaimed Awakening From the Daydream: Reimagining The Buddha’s Wheel of Life and his recently released Creativity, Spirituality & Making a Buck. He mentors individual students both in person and online, and leads meditation teacher training programs around the world.
David is also a multiple Grammy-nominated and Emmy award-winning musician. He has recorded and played with Stevie Wonder, Christopher Guest, Jerry Garcia, Lana Del Rey, Maria Muldaur, Paul Simon and many others. Among his many credits in records, film and TV, David wrote the classic song “Midnight at the Oasis” and has produced multiple records for and periodically tours with Grammy nominated kirtan artist Krishna Das.
Rebecca D'Onofrio is the program director and a senior teacher at Dharma Moon and has worked closely with David Nichtern for the past 8 years. Rebecca has completed The Sacred Path of the Warrior which is a series of in-depth trainings, courses, and meditation retreats based on Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche’s unique teachings.
Rebecca is also a certified meditation teacher, yoga teacher, and fitness coach. She founded RDYoga, LLC which is a company that creates custom wellness programming for a variety of organizations. Rebecca has completed a number of trauma-informed trainings and has served as a hospice volunteer and End of Life committee member which provides Buddhist services for the dying and deceased. Rebecca is an avid hiker and spends much of her free time exploring the White mountains region of New England.
Neil Taylor LMT, is a Meditation Teacher, Yoga Teacher and Bodyworker. He has been studying with David Nichtern since 2013. He teaches Yoga and Meditation in person and online in public classes, private sessions, workshops and teacher trainings. In addition, Neil has a private practice as a bodyworker where he works with clients to help heal injuries and enhance overall wellness.
Kristy Krivitsky has been practicing meditation and studying Tibetan Buddhism since 2011. In 2017, she completed Shambhala Teacher Training and David Nichtern’s 100 Hour Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Training, a program for which she now serves as an Assistant Director. Kristy’s background is in art and design and she currently works with architects and designers to create custom, hand-knotted rugs.
Jasmine Lamb is a Certified Mindfulness Meditation Instructor & Life Coach for multi-hyphenated artists, creative entrepreneurs, and changemakers. Jasmine's work also includes over 8+ years of marketing & brand strategy experience across tech, wellness, entertainment, and even aerospace. As a natural wanderlust, who has never lived in any one city for more than five years, she is on a mission to bridge together unique cultures and perspectives, and to inspire multi-hyphenated beings everywhere to discover their voice and authentic power.
Michael Kammers is a lay practitioner in the lineage of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche who believes the path is the goal, the obstacle is the path and that society is our monastery. A student of David Nichtern trained at the Tibet House, Michael's voice as a contemporary practitioner and presenter of mindfulness is informed by his professional career as a musician and bandleader. His work is characterized by a sense of spontaneity, clarity of communication and organizational intelligence that he brings to bear in his roles at Dharma Moon.
Sammy Goodrich began exploring meditation practices in 2008. She was looking for a break from the demands of a life that felt more chaotic than calm. Through her study and practice with David Nichtern, Sammy was quick to find there aren’t any breaks. Instead, she discovered that the very demands she was looking to escape were precisely the dharma, the lessons, steering her towards a more direct and meaningful relationship with herself and others. Sammy’s practice was inviting her to relate directly with life, warts and all. She now enjoys teaching others this profound, transformative practice.
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