Creativity, Spirituality & Making a Buck: Solving Your Life Puzzle
an online workshop with David Nichtern
Friday, Feb. 26 | 7-9PM EST – public talk | Guest speaker Patty Gift
Saturday, Feb. 27 & Sunday, Feb. 28 | 10 AM-6PM EST

David Nichtern, a four-time Emmy award-winning and two-time Grammy-nominated composer-guitarist-producer who has worked with Paul Simon, Stevie Wonder, Jerry Garcia, Lana Del Rey, Krishna Das, and many others, is also a highly regarded Buddhist teacher who teaches how to integrate our creative process with our spiritual practice and livelihood.
Based on his book, Creativity, Spirituality & Making a Buck (Wisdom Publications, Oct 2019), participants in this weekend workshop will each, and together, explore our individual life puzzle through the lens of personal well-being, creative expression and livelihood.
Incorporating meditation practices drawn from the Buddhist tradition, we will learn to develop clarity, precision, and stability as well as a friendly and inquisitive attitude – as the ground for transformation and personal evolution.
David will offer his lived, learned experience as an entrepreneur, musician, and Buddhist teacher to first help you figure out what “success” means to you, help you define your artistic and entrepreneurial offerings, and develop the skills needed to bring your vision and gifts to the marketplace.
We will discuss the creative process and principles of business and ethics and explore mindfulness exercises to help you integrate inspiration and aspiration, vocation and avocation — to go from surviving to thriving.
Suitable for aspiring creatives, established professionals, and everyone in between, this innovative workshop provides a safe space to learn, grow, and transform.
Public Talk: $25  |  Full Weekend: $325  |  REGISTER HERE
Cancellation policy
Please note: If you are a graduate from a previous 100hr Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Training or if you are registered for the upcoming 100hr Teacher Training, you are eligible for $100 off discount code on this workshop. Email Beata Tikos ([email protected]) to receive this special discount code.

Patricia Gift VP, Publisher for Hay House, one of the world’s leading publishers of self-help and transformational books. Bestselling authors and thought leaders she has worked with include Deepak Chopra, Anthony William, Gabrielle Bernstein, and Robert Thurman. With several decades of publishing experience, she has held positions in sales, marketing, and editorial. Gift joined Hay House in 2007 to open and run their New York office.
David Nichtern 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, True Nature Meditation (Tokyo), Balanced Athlete, The Center for Health & Healing, and Om Births, among others.
He has been featured in The New York Times, The Huffington Post, Buddhist Geeks podcast, Duncan Trussell Family Hour Podcast and many others. David is the author of the critically acclaimed Awakening From the Daydream: Reimagining The Buddha’s Wheel of Life and the forthcoming Creativity, Spirituality & Making a Buck. He also 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. For more info check out and