Daniel is an American Buddhist teacher in the Zen tradition and also a teacher of Mindfulness Meditation. In his day job he’s a union labor activist.

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. Daniel trained as a Buddhist Minister in both the Chinese (Xu Yun) and Korean (Seung Sahn) Zen traditions, as well as several years of practice with the Rime Tibetan tradition. Daniel received Transmission as  a master teacher from the International Chan Buddhism Institute.


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

Speaker: One Mind Zen Hermitage: 2020-present

Lineage Inheritor, 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



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