The 5 Wisdom Energies – Transforming Confusion Into Wis […]

The 5 Wisdom Energies – Transforming Confusion Into Wisdom

David Nichtern

2h Introduction Workshop

▶︎Day 1
Jun 18   (Fri) 19:00-21:00 (JST) | Jun 18  (Fri) 06:00-08:00 (EST) 

▶︎Day 2
Teacher’s Lounge 21:00-22:00 JST (8:00-9:00 EST)

The 5 Wisdom Energies (5 Buddha Families)  is a special teaching from the Buddhist Tantric tradition – as presented by Chogyam 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.

The workshop will include lectures, discussion, meditation instruction & practice. All class will proceed through an English to Japanese interpreter. Open to all.

For those participating in this workshop it is highly recommended that you obtain a copy of the book, The Five Wisdom Energies by Irini Rockwell, which this program is based on.


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To attend 2h Workshop JPY5,000

Day 1
▶︎Jun 18   (Fri) 19:00-21:00 (JST) | Jun 18  (Fri) 06:00-08:00 (EST) 

Day 2
▶︎ Free Teacher’s Lounge 21:00-22:00 JST (8:00-9:00 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 mentorsindividual 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