Daniel is a meditation teacher, writer, and podcaster. In his day job he’s a labor activist and government worker.

Daniel specializes bringing meditation practice and Buddhism to people in a practical way that applies to real life. He teaches in groups and retreats.

Daniel has been practicing Buddhism and meditating for over twenty years and has practiced with many different teachers.


Certified Meditation Teacher

Certified to teach Mindfulness Meditation from Anchor Meditation Center, 2019.

Certified Meditation Instructor from the Rime Buddhist Center, 2011.

American Buddhist Teacher

Lineage Holder / Dharma Transmission, Lay Caodong Chan Tradition; International Chan Buddhism Institute: 2015

Dharma Teacher: Open Heart Project: 2016-2018

Dharma Facilitator, Rime Buddhist Center: 2011-2016

Novice Zen Teacher, Five Mountain Zen Order: 2011-2013


Daniel is a co-owner of the website The Tattooed Buddha and he has written for Lion’s Roar, Elephant Journal, Patheos, and The Mighty.



Sharpening the Mind Podcast