1800 30th St., Suite 301

Boulder, CO 80301


Tel: 303-499-7592

David Chernikoff
Meditation Teacher
Spiritual Counselor
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Weekly Tuesday Night Group

David is one of the guiding teachers of the Insight Meditation Community of Colorado (IMCC). He leads a weekly Tuesday night meditation group in Boulder. For information about which Tuesdays he’ll be offering dharma talks, please see the “Weekly Meetings” page on the IMCC website.


UPDATE: due to the COVID-19 situation, in-person meetings are currently suspended. In the meantime, we will be gathering online. Learn more.

Upcoming Events


All upcoming events are currently in transition due to the global situation with COVID-19. I'll have an update soon about online alternatives and events scheduled further out. 

Weekend program and Monday night talk

May 2-4, 2020

Valley of the Moon Sangha - Burnsville, North Carolina

Weekend program and Monday night talk at the Valley of the Moon Sangha. For more information, please contact Carol Jacobsen at cjsmail@snet.net.

Evening dharma talk in Asheville

May 5, 2020

Asheville, North Carolina

Tuesday night talk at insight meditation group. For details, please contact Trish Rux at trishrux@gmail.com

Wednesday night talk

May 6, 2020

Asheville Insight Meditation (North Carolina)

Wednesday night meditation and dharma talk.

For more information, please contact Ronya Banks at ronyared8@gmail.com

Insight Meditation Retreat

May 7 - 10, 2020

Southern Dharma Retreat Center (Hot Springs, North Carolina)

Details to be announced

Insight Meditation Retreat

The Way of the Bodhisattva

An Insight Meditation Retreat

June 9-14, 2020

Rocky Mountain Ecodharma Retreat Center - Jamestown, Colorado

Compassionate action plays a central role in many of the great wisdom traditions. In this retreat, we’ll practice sitting and walking meditation in Noble Silence to quiet our minds and open our hearts. There will be meditation instruction and dharma talks on the retreat theme. We will also do some guided meditations and interactive exercises designed to deepen our understanding of the joys and challenges of working to benefit living beings and our planet.

Intimacy and Awakening

An Insight Meditation Retreat

July 29-August 2, 2020

Shambhala Mountain Center, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado

“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 of our close relationships and in our lives in general. We’ll spend much of our time together practicing sitting and walking meditation in Noble Silence. There will be dharma talks on the retreat theme, meditation instructions, and small group interviews with the teacher. In addition, we’ll do some interactive exercises and guided meditations that are designed to deepen our understanding of the powerful role of intimacy in the process of spiritual awakening.

Deepening Your Practice

An Insight Meditation retreat for experienced students

August 17-23, 2020

Rocky Mountain Ecodharma Retreat Center - Jamestown, Colorado

This retreat is for those who want to deepen their practice and to listen to what the Thai meditation master Ajahn Chah called “the one who knows.” Ultimately, spiritual maturation involves learning to trust our own inner guidance and resting in the felt realization that we already are what we seek. In a caring, supportive environment, we’ll practice sitting and walking meditation in silence. There will be dharma talks on the retreat theme as well as guided meditations and some interactive exercises that highlight the transformative power of the teachings.

Evening talk at Cambridge Insight Meditation Center

September 23, 2020

Cambridge Insight Meditation Center (Massachusetts)

On most Wednesday evenings throughout the year, a CIMC teacher or visiting teacher offers a Dharma Talk. Registration is not required; this is a drop-in program.

Fee: $5-10, plus dana for visiting teachers*.

Aging and Awakening Course

September 24-27, 2020

Barre Center for Buddhist Studies - Barre, Massachusetts

For more information, or to register, please visit the BCBS website

Insight Meditation Retreat

October 28th to November 1st, 2020

St. Francis Springs Prayer Center - Stoneville, North Carolina (30 miles north of Greensboro)

For more information, please contact Ann Mccarty at annmccarty@gmail.com or 336-908-1287

Living Fully, Loving Well

A New Year's Retreat

December 27-31, 2020

Sunrise Ranch Spiritual Retreat and Conference Center - Loveland, Colorado

The primary focus of this retreat will be the practice of sitting and walking meditation while keeping silence. There will be meditation instruction, dharma talks, mindful movement practices, and opportunities for discussion. Using guided experiential exercises, we’ll review the year that is ending and reflect upon what we’ve learned. At the end of the retreat, we’ll set our intentions for the year to come and prepare to set them in motion on January 1st.

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