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About Daniel Scharpenburg

Daniel Scharpenburg is an independent dharma teacher in Kansas City. He regularly gives teachings through the Open Heart Project. Daniel has a BA in English from KU and handles paperwork for a living. Once a Novice Monk in the Korean Zen tradition, Daniel dropped out of monk school to become a regular person. Daniel has taken Bodhisattva Vows. Find out more about Daniel on his blog and connect with him on Facebook, Google+, and Twitter

July 2017

The Passing of Buddhist Teacher Michael Stone & The Reason We Need to Talk More About It

By | 2017-07-22T10:46:12+00:00 July 22nd, 2017|blog, Buddhism, Featured, News & Politics, Yoga|

There's a huge tendency to think that Buddhist teachers are better than us (especially really talented teachers like Michael Stone) or that they're somehow beyond the problems that all human beings have. But they aren't. We're all human and we all have these frailties.   By Daniel Scharpenburg Michael Stone was a pretty [...]

June 2017

The Story of Shantideva & How He Dealt with Bullies

By | 2017-06-22T08:14:28+00:00 June 22nd, 2017|blog, Buddhism, Featured, Striding Through The Universe|

We might like to believe that Buddhist monasteries in India in the 8th century weren't political, but they were, just like every other human institution throughout life.   By Daniel Scharpenburg   “May the blind see the forms, May the deaf hear sounds. May the naked find clothing, The hungry find food; May [...]

May 2017

I Hold Lineage but I Still Feel Weird Calling Myself a Priest

By | 2017-05-09T07:47:36+00:00 May 9th, 2017|blog, Buddhism, Featured, Striding Through The Universe|

Me, a lineage holder? How can I be trusted to spread the Caodong Ch'an lineage or any lineage? I'm supposed to set an example for other practitioners to follow. Me? I think I have more in common with Bukowski than Buddha, but that's probably just pretentious writer nonsense.   By Daniel Scharpenburg I [...]

April 2017