David Nichtern

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A New Year’s Resolution to Consider

At Buddhist seminary near Vancouver in 1980, I requested a personal interview with my teacher, the late Tibetan meditation master, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. I had been going through some hard times and was hoping for some direct, pithy advice. We sat and talked for a while, and then he looked right at me and said, […]

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David Nichtern on the Future of Buddhism in the West

VIA the Huffington Post, The essence of Buddhism, I think most Buddhists would agree, is to cultivate awareness and compassion and to explore our existence in an open and unbiased way. In some sense Buddhism has always been what we Westerners would consider a fusion of religion and science. There are no articles of faith, […]

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“The Discovery of Egolessness” by David Nichtern

Via the Huffington Post, “The entire Buddhist path is based on the discovery of egolessness and the maturing of insightor knowledge that comes from egolessness.” — Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche / Journey Without Goal I have heard many times from students and spiritual practitioners of all kinds, shapes and sizes, that if they could only “get rid […]

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