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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Shantideva on Mindfulness {The Eightfold Path}

March 17th, 2018|0 Comments

It’s important that mindfulness brings us to this moment. It takes effort to cultivate mindfulness, but mindfulness is important. Our mental habits take a long time to work on, so we need to [...]

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Just Being Here: How Mindfulness is Helpful {Eightfold Path}

March 11th, 2018|0 Comments

When we stop and pay attention, we realize how little we pay attention. When we practice Right Mindfulness, we are training our minds to be present and aware so that we can choose [...]

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Those Who Do Not Pick and Choose {The Eightfold Path}

February 2nd, 2018|0 Comments

If we can just stop obsessing about the things we want and the things we don't want, then we'll be in good shape. Often obsessing about these things doesn't serve us well. [...]

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In All Activites: Practice, It is All Sacred {Lojong Teaching}

January 25th, 2018|0 Comments

Everything that happens in your life is an opportunity to practice mindfulness or compassion (often both). We want to resist the idea that "These parts of my life are spiritual and these other [...]

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