Awake in the City, Daniel Scharpenburg

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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.

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Awake in the City

September 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

I've studied with and been "empowered" by various teachers over the years and I think I've learned a thing or two that I'd like to share. But I don't want to be anyone's master. [...]

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When we cling to these old forms, are we pretending to be something we're not? What about when we take on a foreign name? Or wear robes? I just want to be real.  [...]

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August 16th, 2017|0 Comments

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The Buddha never called himself anything other than an ordinary human being like us; he didn't claim to be a god or inspired by a god; he didn't claim to have super powers. He [...]