Awake In The City

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Daniel Scharpenburg is an independent Dharma teacher in Kansas City. He gives teachings regularly online through the Open Heart Project. He’s studied with many different teachers of diverse lineages.
He was trained and certified as a meditation teacher at the Rime Center Buddhist Community. He received additional training in the Zen tradition, both as a monk in the Korean Zen tradition and as a lay teacher in the Caodong Chan tradition. He decided it’s better to be a regular person. He has taken the vows of a lay zen teacher and also Bodhisattva vows. He teaches people how to find a more awakened way to engage their lives and relationships through the Bodhisattva path of wisdom and compassion.

His writing has appeared in Lion’s Roar, The Secular Buddhist, Patheos, and Elephant Journal.
He has given public teachings at the Rime Buddhist Center and at the Heartland Pagan Festival.

Recent Posts

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Rest in the Openness of Your Mind {Lojong teaching}

December 10th, 2017|0 Comments

We spend a lot of time trying to figure everything out and trying to control things. What if we can dedicate some time to just being here? Just breathe in and out and [...]

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Don’t Get Stuck on Peace {Lojong Training}

December 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

It could be easy to make a belief system out of the dharma; people have been doing that for a long time. But it's not about beliefs. Once we have beliefs, things aren't so [...]

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Examine the Nature of Awareness {Lojong Teaching}

November 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

Who are you? Who is it that's paying attention to this right now? Take a moment and think about yourself, look within. By Daniel Scharpenburg The last Lojong teaching we discussed was: “Train in the Preliminaries.” [...]

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See Everything as a Dream {Lojong Training}

November 14th, 2017|0 Comments

When we train in this slogan and practice repeating it to ourselves, it can change things for us. When we're depressed or angry, when the kids won't stop running inside and the ex is [...]

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