Zen Life


Are you looking for a change? Feeling stuck? Are you wanting to make some sort of change but you aren’t sure how to begin?

If only I:

  • Had more time

  • Was more driven or motivated

  • Had someone guiding me

Zen Life is a chance to get guided instruction right to your inbox and one on one right over the internet. Pick one meditation session, or get several. Get a fitness program designed just for you. Get healthy recipes and video demonstrations delivered right to you personally. Have the chance to talk with someone who knows—someone who will gently guide and encourage you to take small steps toward change.

Because the choices we make today become the people we are tomorrow.


Meditation Instruction


The first consultation is free and will be done via email or however the instructor prefers. From there, this will give the instructor an idea on how to personalize your plan for you. This also gives both of you a better idea if you are a fit for this teacher. After the first consult, the instructor will work with you via email and Skype or Google Plus to answer you meditation questions and help you get your practice either started or further your practice.

Daniel Scharpenburg is an independent dharma teacher and Ch’an Adept living in Kansas City. He regularly gives teachings through the Open Heart Project. He also runs the Monday Night Zen Group at the Rime Buddhist Center.

His teaching style has been compared to that of the earliest Mahayana teachers and Ch’an Masters.

Daniel has taken Bodhisattva Vows in both the Nagarjuna and Asanga lineages and was transmitted the Caodong Ch’an lineage of Master Hsu Yun.[/fusion_person][fusion_text]

Meditate with Daniel

First session is free! Email us here to get in contact with Daniel: editor@thetattooedbuddha.com

Brent R. Oliver is a modern mindfulness guide dedicated to helping people live happier, more authentic lives. He has over 15 years of study and meditation experience, although at the beginning it was as awkward and fumbling as teenage love in the basement. Nonetheless, he persevered and is now considerably above average in several helpful ways.

Brent practices and teaches within Shinzen Young’s Unified Mindfulness system because it’s the most practical and effective approach available. He’s not saying that because he’s trying to sell you on it. Well, okay, he’s obviously trying to sell you on it a little. But that remark isn’t reckless or bombastic. Brent has spent a decade investigating many different meditative traditions and approaches and found Unified Mindfulness to be the most complete and robust by far. So that’s an educated statement on his part.<!–more–>

With UM, Shinzen has joined the most rigorous and potent meditation techniques of the East with the latest cutting-edge Western scientific research. The fruit of this hybrid is a contemporary, highly-efficient mindfulness system, with positive results that can be examined equally in daily life and under the microscope. Or fMRI, as the case may be. UM is a dogma-free regimen of mental fitness that works with any philosophy or none at all. Specific beliefs are not necessary.

This universal practice helps rewire the brain for happiness independent of circumstances. It’s been shown to ease insomnia, decrease stress and anxiety, promote overall well-being, and just sort of make you awesome in general. It can lead all the way to classical liberation or simply boost concentration, clarity, and equanimity so you can experience and enjoy life as fully as possible. You have the raw materials and UM is the toolbox.

What you choose to build is up to you. Brent can help. He offers personalized mindfulness instruction based on your objectives and the specific goals that you set. Together, you’ll build a creative practice tailored just for you.

He meets with students via Skype and offers email support as well. Feel free to reach out for a free consultation to see if you’d be a good fit to work together.

Meditate with Brent

First session is free! Email us here to get in contact with Brent: editor@thetattooedbuddha.com