Daniel is a labor activist in his day job. He volunteers at the Rime Buddhist Center as a Class Facilitator and Meditation Leader. Daniel went through Meditation Instructor Training with Lama Chuck Stanford in 2011. He has received teachings and empowerments in Tibetan Buddhism from several teachers, most notably Lama Lena Yeshe Kaytup, Tulku Yeshi Rinpoche, and Younge Khachab Rinpoche. 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.