On this website I have many and various aspects of myself that I am trying to put all in the same place for many reasons: as a social experiment, as a point of personal integration just to see how it feels and what happens, as a vision of a world in which those who have learned to very unusual things with their minds and attention can say that they did that and still exist in other contexts, such as being a practicing physician. 

You are probably curious about the Daniel Equation: see blog post here towards the bottom.

I have a vision of how meditation is talked about, taught, shared and practiced that draws from the best of what I have been exposed to and seen happen, a vision that is all about personal empowerment, stripping away dogma and unhelpful taboos, people sharing with each other in ways that are down-to-earth, helpful, and pragmatic, and the vision that it can be done, rather than a dharma world that is mysterious, artificially heirarchical, dogmatic, and secretive. 

I hope you will find information that is supportive of the development of insight and peace in your life. 

New things: 

Did an interview with Shawn at SpiritualTeachers.org that was a good time.

I did an interview with Imperfect Buddha Podcast that was lots of fun.

I had a great retreat with Duncan Barford, Florian Weps and Tommy M at the Tower of Hallbar in Scotland. We talk about it here: www.firekasina.org.

Just had a really fun interview with Rick Archer of Buddha at the Gas Pump.

There are new graphs on the stages of insight. 

My first Vimeo video is up at long last. It explains the Ñanas and Jhanas Mind Map, found in the Mind Maps section. 


MCTB is also being translated into Russian by Anastasia Gosteva. Thanks to her and the other translators also. 


MCTB is being translated into French by Frederic Giraud and Jessica, and will be updated as more becomes available. 

A series of 3 videos of a long discussion we had at Cheetah House at Brown University in March of 2011 is linked to in the podcasts

Mastering the Core Teachings of the Buddha is being translated into Spanish. The Swedish translation is now complete. Many thanks to Andrés Coca Lopez and Ingrid Wennerhag for their ongoing work on those projects. Also, Bernhard Payr is expanding and updating the original translation in German, with many thanks to him as well. 

Also, if you haven't found The Dharma Overground, please check it out, as there is a fine community of helpful, accomplished, aspiring and diligent practitioners there, and its spirit of mutually supportive dharma is wonderful. 

May all beings awaken in this lifetime.