Daniel Scharpenburg (Gegan Kelsang Dakpa)

Daniel Scharpenburg is a meditation teacher and class facilitator. He has had a committed meditation practice for 20 years. Daniel completed Meditation Instructor Training under Lama Chuck Stanford at the Rime Buddhist Center in 2011. He volunteers at the Rime Buddhist Center as a Class Facilitator and Meditation Leader. He was given the title “Gegan” or teacher and he has taken Bodhisattva Vows.

Daniel has received teachings and empowerments in Tibetan Buddhism from several teachers, including Lama Lena Katyup and Younge Khachab Rinpoche as well as the Theravada teacher Santikaro who practices in the Thai Forest Lineage.

Daniel served as director of the Rime Center Dharma School from 2011-2014, teaching children how to meditate. He also went through some teacher training and spent some time as a Zen Monk in the Five Mountain Zen Order and took vows with Wonji Dharma. In 2022 Daniel started studying with Thupten Jinpa and his organization The Compassion Institute. Since that time Daniel has become devoted to Boundless Heart (ie Metta) Practice. Daniel is a registered meditation teacher (CMT-100) with the Meditation Alliance International.