Going Deeper With Your Meditation Practice: Life Lessons from the Buddhist Path
David Nichtern is a senior teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist lineage of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, a tradition that combines a contemporary, secular approach to meditation and the ancient teachings of Tibetan…
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At his Kripalu workshops, David Nichtern usually starts by asking people what kind of background they have in meditation. His favorite answer so far: “Well, I’ve had a regular practice—twice a year, every year for 20 years!”
Anything worthwhile takes time, energy, and commitment. There are no quick fixes in our spiritual lives or otherwise, but this program is workable for all, including rank beginners. Come enjoy periods of sitting and walking meditation and an overview of the entire Buddhist path and its relevance to people like us, living everyday lives. This workshop includes contemplation, lively discussion, relaxation, and celebration.
People have come to identify Buddhism with mindfulness and that is true, but it is also so much more. There is real training in developing kindness, compassion (to oneself and others), wisdom, and very practical skills concerning relationships, business, creativity, personal health, and vitality.
Join David for this opportunity to deepen and strengthen your practice.
- 22 credits for Athletic Trainers (BOC), $30 additional charge
- 22 credits for Yoga Alliance (YA), $30 additional charge
- room & meals pricing
9:00 am–5:00 pm, Monday–Friday
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Choice of Accommodations
Rates below reflect total housing costs for all program nights.
The dorms allow for 5–22 people per room, and offer simple bunk beds and nearby hall bathrooms.
- Standard Rooms
- $565 and up
These spare and peaceful rooms measure 8' x 12' and include a double or queen-size bed or platform twin beds.
- Standard Plus Rooms
- $860 and up
These quiet rooms are perfect for those who want a real retreat, and include simple décor, a double or queen-size bed, or twin beds.Learn More