The Wheel of Life – Intermediate Course David Nic […]

The Wheel of Life – Intermediate Course

David Nichtern

2h Introduction Workshop

▶︎Apr 16  (Fri) 19:00-21:00 (JST)
▶︎Apr 16  (Fri) 06:00-08:00 (EST)

From the Buddhist teachings of the Wheel of Life – a look at the web of habitual states of mind and emotional patterning (called samsara) that imprison us.
According to these teachings, sentient beings inhabit 6 realms based on their personal history (karma) and tendencies that have evolved since beginningless time – ranging from the fixation on pleasurable circumstances in the “god realm” to the misery and claustrophobia of the “hell realms” – and everything in between.
Meditation (mindfulness/awareness) practice is presented as the principal method to develop awareness of the six realms and liberate ourselves from them.

In this workshop, Based on David’s book – Awakening From the Daydream – Reimagining The Buddha’s Wheel of Life.
The workshop will include lectures, discussion, meditation instruction & practice. All class will proceed through an English to Japanese interpreter. Open to all.


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2h workshop JPY5,000

▶︎ Apr 16  (Fri) 19:00-21:00 (JST) | Apr 16  (Fri) 06:00-08:00 (EST)

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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