Daniel Doen Silberberg is a Zen teacher, performance coach and author based in San Francisco. He is known for his warm, personal teaching style which emphasizes excellence in contemporary daily life. He is the founder of Lost Coin Zen, an international organization that trains students to empower themselves and to embrace modern, everyday life as an opportunity for spiritual practice.
Doen received transmission of the Zen lineage from Dennis Genpo Merzel, Roshi, founder of Big Mind, and Abbot of Kanzeon International. Earlier, Sensei had trained under John Daido Loori, Roshi Abbot of Zen Mountain Monastery, and Taizan Maezumi, Roshi, the founder of the White Plum lineage of Zen.
Daniel ‘s first book, Wonderland: The Zen of Alice, was published by Parallax Press in 2009. A chapter of the book is featured in Shambala Publishing’s 2010 edition of Best Buddhist Writing.
Doen brings to his teaching a rich and varied background that reflects his own quest for excellence. This includes work as a practicing psychologist, award-winning composer and avid martial artist. His current interest include chess, technology and stock trading.Music with Naima Shalhoub. Naima says of her path to her rich and emotional music:
"Being a first generation Lebanese-Arab-American it was important for me to immerse myself in my cultural heritages to further learn about where I came from and who I was becoming. I spent time living in Lebanon in the summers and continued my studies and community organizing in the Bay Area the rest of the year. During this time I studied and received my M.A. in social and cultural anthropology and dived into the world of social justice, healing, and social change."
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