Daniel (QianMing Shakya) has been practicing Buddhism since 2003. He was ordained as a Chan Priest/Dharma Teacher by YaoXin Shakya in 2018 in the lineage of the Zen Buddhist Order of Hsu Yun. He was given the name Qian Ming, which means Supreme Clarity.

Previously Daniel spent time training as a facilitator in the Tibetan Rime Tradition and as a Novice Monk in the Korean Zen tradition.

Daniel is the founder and guiding teacher of Fountain City Meditation, a floating meditation community in Kansas City that is dedicated to showing helping spread meditation practice out into the world to help people learn how to be more fully present and authentic in their lives.


If you’re interested in:

  • Meditation instruction
  • Learning more about Buddhism
  • Taking Precepts (becoming a Buddhist)
  • Having a teacher
  • Spiritual guidance
  • or if you just have questions

You can contact him Here.




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