An Introduction to Buddhist Meditation: Taming the Wild Mind
David Nichtern is a senior meditation teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist lineage of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. He has been the director of Karme Choling Meditation Center in Vermont, director of Buddhist…
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Tame your wild mind and develop clarity, stability, and focus using the principles and practices of shamatha (mindfulness) meditation. This powerful tool for becoming more present in your life can also help you develop compassion for yourself and others, as well as deep insight into the nature of your mind and the world around you.
Known for his ability to present the richness and depth of the Buddhist tradition while making it accessible and relevant, David Nichtern offers
- A concise overview of the Buddhist path
- An introduction to the practice of meditation
- A variety of meditation techniques, with an understanding of how they all fit together.
Come find out how meditation can aid in stress and pain management and improve concentration.
- 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
- $262 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
- $398 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