Hello. I’m Daniel



I’m glad you’re here.

I practice and teach Open Awareness Meditation. 

I’ve taught at One Mind Zen Hermitage, The Open Heart Project, and the Rime Center Buddhist Community.

I also teach Buddhism, as practiced in the Zen tradition and the Tibetan Rime tradition. My path is the Bodhisattva Path. 

In my day job I’m a union labor activist.

I specialize in bringing meditation practice and Buddhism to people in a practical way that applies to real life. I teach in groups and retreats. I want to bring meditation practice to people that feel like they aren’t spiritual enough or they can’t fit in in any spiritual communities. We all feel like we don’t belong sometimes. 

I’m based in Kansas City, Missouri.

I believe meditation is about learning to be more genuine, seeing the world clearly, and being more fully present in our lives. My goal is to meet people where they are and give them a little guidance and encouragement.


20 years of experience. 

Certified to teach by:
Meditation Alliance International

Anchor Meditation

International Chan Buddhism Institute

Rime Center Buddhist Community

I’m available for the following:

  • Custom Meditation Teaching (in person or online)

    • One-On-One​

    • Groups

  • Long-term Mentoring

  • Speaking Engagements

  • Presentations

The teachings on this website are freely given. If you feel compelled to support this work, click here:


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