just an update

I left the Five Mountain Zen Order a few months ago.

No hard feelings, I just don’t connect with the teaching style of Seung Sahn at all, so I’m not interested in learning from teachers who follow his style so closely.


I am now studying with a Ch’an Master named Shi Da Dao. He teaches in the lineage of Ch’an Master Xu Yun. 

We’ll see how this goes. 

This teacher seems a lot more interested in bringing students to Enlightenment than perpetuating a sect and I like that.


About Daniel Scharpenburg

Daniel Scharpenburg is an independent dharma teacher living in Kansas City. He gives online teachings through the Open Heart Project. His writing has appeared in Lion's Roar, Patheos, Tattooed Buddha, and Elephant Journal.

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