From ME to WE: An Online Course on the Six Paramitas

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From ME to WE: An Online Course on the Six Paramitas
with Susan Piver & David Nichtern
Tuesdays, January 5th-February 9th, 2021 | 7:00-9:00pm ET
Join longtime Buddhist teacher and Emmy-award winning musician David Nichtern and NY Times best selling author and founder of the Open Heart Project, Susan Piver for a series exploring the foundational teachings of the Six Paramitas.

The six paramitas (transcendent virtues) are integral to the mahayana path of the bodhisattva. These qualities are: Generosity, Discipline, Patience, Exertion, Meditation, & Wisdom.

Paramita is often translated as “other shore” – symbolizing a crossing over from a sense of personal cultivation and fulfillment to also include a genuine concern for the well being of all.

During the course we will fully dive into each paramita, including plenty of time for group process, discussion and exploration of what it really means to dial down self-importance and allow our hearts, energy and attention to become available to others.

During this series, we will be referencing The Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma, Vol. 2, The Bodhisattva Path of Wisdom & Compassion by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche; particularly the chapters on each of the six paramitas.

Three-Hour Practice Session: Saturday, January 23rd, 2021 from 10:00am – 1:00pm ET

As part of this program, we are offering a three-hour meditation group practice session. This three-hour session is an opportunity for you to deepen your practice in the context of these teachings. This session is not required for your participation in this program but it is highly recommended. There is no additional cost to participate in this session.

This program is co-sponsored between New York Insight and Dharma Moon.


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Registration Fees include Teacher Support

Members of our Circle of Friends are eligible to receive 20% off of the Sustaining Rate via a code provided in the email confirming membership, which you can enter after clicking the Sustaining Level registration.

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Susan Piver

Susan Piver is the New York Times bestselling author of nine books, including the award-winning “How Not to Be Afraid of Your Own Life”, “The Wisdom of a Broken Heart”, “Start Here Now: An Open-Hearted Guide to the Path and Practice of Meditation”and “The Four Noble Truths of Love: Buddhist Wisdom for Modern Relationships”.

Piver has been a practicing Buddhist since 1995 and graduated from a Buddhist seminary in 2004. She is an internationally acclaimed meditation teacher, known for her ability to translate ancient practices into modern life. Her work has been featured on the Oprah show, TODAY, CNN, and in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, MONEY, and others.

In 2011, she launched the Open Heart Project, the largest virtual mindfulness community in the world with 20,000 members.

David Nichtern

David Nichtern was one of the original Western students of renowned Tibetan Buddhist meditation master Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche upon his arrival to America in 1970.

A four-time Emmy winner and two-time Grammy nominee, David wrote the classic song, “Midnight at the Oasis.” A highly-regarded composer, producer and guitarist, Nichtern has played/recorded with greats like Stevie Wonder, Paul Simon, Jerry Garcia, Lana Del Rey, Christopher Guest and Krishna Das, among others. He has also been a successful entrepreneur, worldwide sales director for New England Digital Corp, and has owned and operated two record labels and several music production and publishing companies.

David currently teaches workshops and teacher training programs around the world and mentors individual students in person and online. He is the founder of the Dharma Moon online mindfulness platform and community.

He has authored two books for Wisdom Publications: Awakening From The Daydream: Re-imaging The Buddha’s Wheel of Life (2016) and Creativity Spirituality and Making A Buck (October 2019).

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