The insanely wise and beautifully and talented David Nichtern comes to the podcast to discuss his new book “Awakening from The Daydream: Reimagining The Buddhas Wheel of Life.” Our conversation took place at Bhakti Fest out on a little patio surrounded by trees where the sound of mantras being sung is heard in the back ground. We spent about an hour talking about the wheel of life, why none of it is permanent, bhakti and buddhism and their relationship and so much more. David is truly a wise soul who has spent over 40 years traversing the landscapes of buddhism, meditation and rock and roll. Yes, he played with Jerry Garcia back in the 70’s too!
David Nichtern is a senior teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist lineage of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. This tradition combines a contemporary, secular approach to meditation with the ancient practices and philosophies of Tibetan Buddhism. David was one of the initial American students of renowned meditation master Trungpa Rinpoche and studied closely with him soon after his arrival in the United States in 1970.
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InessaSeptember 24, 2016 at 1:18 am
I will be listening to the body of this podcast but wanted to let you know, I have been coming across Hanuman references both in writings and people who embrace the monkey. Why is this happening now? I just met a musician who displays all sorts of monkey images on his FB timeline and I gave him a small Hanuman statue last week to let him know about his embracing of this god. And recently I heard Krishna Das give a talk on it as well. Why am I hearing so much about Hanuman now?