David Chernikoff

David Chernikoff began the study and practice of meditation in 1971 and started teaching insight meditation in 1988. His teaching has been influenced by senior teachers from the Insight Meditation Society and Spirit Rock, Tibetan teachers with whom he studied during a 3-year stay in Nepal, and spiritual guides from other contemplative traditions, most notably Ram Dass, Father Thomas Keating, and Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi. David taught psychology and meditation for many years at Naropa University. He currently serves as one of the guiding teachers of the Insight Meditation Community of Colorado and teaches retreats and workshops throughout the U.S. Learn more at www.davidchernikoff.com

Upcoming Programs by David Chernikoff

Intimacy and Awakening: an Insight Meditation Retreat

July 29–August 2, 2020

Note: This program has been cancelled for 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please see updates about SMC’s response to the pandemic here. “Enlightenment is intimacy with all things,” said Dōgen Zenji, a respected teacher in the Zen Buddhist tradition. In this retreat, we’ll explore the meaning and implications of Dōgen’s words, both in terms […]