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.

Daniel was appointed a lay dharma teacher by the International Chan Buddhism Institute  and was named a Lineage Holder in the Lay Caodong Chan Tradition. Daniel has received meditation teacher training from the Rime Buddhist Center and from the Anchor Meditation Center.

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.



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