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Senior Shambhala Buddhist teacher
David Nichtern is a senior teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist lineage of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. David has been co-director of the LA Shambhala Center and Karme Choling Meditation Center in Vermont, as well as Director of Expansion for Shambhala Training International.
He has worked with his wife, Cyndi Lee (world renowned yoga teacher and founder of the OM yoga center in NYC), to develop yoga/meditation workshops.
They teach their Yoga Body Buddha Mind Workshop around the world, and have trained thousands of teachers in the OM method which integrates hatha yoga and Buddhist practice. Their DVD/CD package OM YOGA & MEDITATION WORKSHOP is widely available, and they teach together and apart around the world.
David is also a well known composer, producer and guitarist, and a 4 time Emmy winner and two time Grammy nominee. He is the founder of Dharma Moon and 5 Points Records. David has recorded and played with Jerry Garcia, Stevie Wonder, Maria Muldaur, Paul Simon, and many others. Among his many credits in records, film and tv, David is the composer of the hit song "Midnight at the Oasis", has recently released an album "Memories of Summer as a Child" (featuring Christopher Guest, CJ Vanston and Nichtern), and just finished producing a new record for Krishna Das, “Heart As Wide as the World” (to be released March 2010).