Shambala Buddhist teacher and composer
David Nichtern is a senior teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist lineage of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, a tradition that combines a contemporary, secular approach to meditation with the ancient teachings of Tibetan Buddhism. David has been codirector of the LA Shambhala Center and of the Karme Choling Meditation Center in Vermont.
David leads meditation workshops around the world and online, and is also a composer, producer, and guitarist, and a four-time Emmy winner and a two-time Grammy nominee.
Founder of Dharma Moon, and New York indie label 5 Points Records, he has recorded and played with Stevie Wonder, Jerry Garcia, Lana Del Rey, Paul Simon, and many others, and has produced multiple records for Grammy-nominated kirtan performer Krishna Das. Cocreator of the popular DVD/CD package OM YOGA & Meditation Workshop with yoga teacher Cyndi Lee, David also leads online meditation workshops.