An online weekend workshop with David Nichtern

Friday, April 23rd 7pm – 9pm EST
Saturday, April 24th 10am – 6pm EST
Sunday, April 25th 10am – 6pm EST

The 5 Wisdom Energies (5 Buddha Families) is a special teaching from the Buddhist Tantric tradition – as presented by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche shortly after his arrival in the US in 1970.
Traditionally presented as a mandala of the 5 Dhyani Buddhas – each of the Buddhas embodies one of the five different aspects of enlightened mind. These intrinsic qualities can manifest as clarity and wisdom, but also as neurotic and distorted states of mind.
This teaching offers some of the most comprehensive and magical descriptions of the world we live in – describing seasons, landscapes, culture, colors, food, situational logic – all the colorful details regarding how we experience our world and express ourselves in it. The premise is that liberation and confusion are two sides of the same coin. With awareness and practice, we can embrace our situation as it is and transform confusion into wisdom and skillful means. Open to all levels.
Public Talk:
Friday, April 23rd 7pm – 9pm EST: $25  |  REGISTER HERE

Full Weekend (April 23th – 25th):
Early-bird Pricing: $275 (deadline April 9th)  |  Regular Pricing: $325

In this course we will be working with The 5 Wisdom Energies by Irini Rockwell. It is recommended that you obtain a copy of the text in advance so you have it to reference during this program:
All graduates of the 100hr Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Training are eligible to receive a $100 discount for this program. Please email Beata Tikos to obtain this code: [email protected]

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, Om Births, and Kobre & Kim law firm 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 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. For more info check out and