Dan Myoen Toshin Birnbaum

Organization Bay Zen Center


Dan is a lay teacher who received Dharma Transmission from Diane Eshin Rizzetto in 2019. He is Assistant teacher to Diane and will assume full leadership as Senior Teacher and Spiritual Director of the Bay Zen Center as of August 1, 2019. Dan is a member of the Ordinary Mind Zen School and White Plum Asanga,

In addition to teaching at Bay Zen Center, Dan is a practicing pediatric neurologist. He is the Director of the Division of Neurology at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital in Oakland, CA.


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