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Podcast: “The Role of the Teacher on the Spiritual Path” with David Nichtern

posted by Patrick Groneman

davidnichtern.jpgListen ya’ll, you’ve got to give something up to get the teachings! 

David Nichtern, who wrote “Midnight at the Oasis”, and who is also is a former student of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, stopped by the ID Project a couple of weeks ago to speak about “The Role of the Teacher on the Spiritual Path”.   His 30+ years of teaching Meditation Instruction and Buddhist Philosophy provided insight into the importance of the Student/ Teacher relationship in the Mahayana tradition.

He also laid on us some great simple meditation instructions…


David Nichtern’s Meditation Instruction:
1. Take your seat
2. Place your attention to our own unmanipulated breathing.
3. When you notice that your awareness has drifted away – Label it “thinking” and bring your attention back to the breath.

To get the full David Nichtern experience you can download the podcast, see a full list of podcasts, or subscribe via iTunes.

This
week’s podcast was made possible by financial support from OM yoga
center.   For information on classes and retreats visit www.omyoga.com

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