Welcome here! 

My name is David and my teachings are rooted in the Theravada-Vipassana Buddhist tradition.  My teaching style is pragmatic, light-hearted, and aims to guide people into deeper layers of love, wisdom, and inner freedom.  This path isn’t always easy, but in my experience, it is absolutely life-changing.

Below are some ways to dive in 🙂


Independent learning:

  1. A large collection of free guided meditations I’ve recorded
  2. A large collection of 30-minute Dharma Talks I’ve recorded
  3. The Top Benefits I’ve gotten from 10,000+ Hours of Meditation
  4. The Ultimate Resource Guide for Buddhism & Meditation
  5. Insight Meditation (AKA Vipassana): The What, Why & How

I also periodically post quotes and other teachings on my Facebook and Instagram pages.


Donation-based live events (local & virtual):

  1. Daily Morning Meditation (on Zoom), 8-9am PT, with about 15-20 meditators each day.
  2. Periodic Courses & daylong retreats — both virtual & local to Portland




“David skillfully balances his love for meditative practices with a reverential playfulness that can appeal to all audiences.  His deep understanding of meditation’s lineage and its practical applications is unmatched and unpretentious.”    Julia Baker, former president of the Mindfulness Community at Nike


“While there are thousands of teachers offering “modern” mindfulness, David is a rare find and the real deal.  His unique blend of humor, honesty, wisdom, and ease creates an atmosphere that students can truly feel at home in.  As both a colleague and student of David’s, there isn’t a single person I wouldn’t refer to him – from brand new mindful explorers to seasoned practitioners.”    Ryan Kenny, LCSW, Co-founder of Pause Meditation


“I am deeply grateful for David’s kind, knowledgeable, and approachable demeanor. It’s so evident that he cares about other beings and their journey in spiritual growth and practice, and I am comforted to know and trust that he is a resource in our local community.”    Karel Chan, LPC, Therapist for the Soul & Spirit


“David has figured out how to make meditation accessible for anyone where they are. Meditators of all levels, from first-timers to long-timers, will benefit from David’s guidance into experiencing awareness.”    Celeste Arnold, mindset & wellness coach


“I took a four-week course by David on meditation. My favorite aspect was his ability to give really thoughtful and practical answers to questions from the group – drawing on his authentic personal experience of meditation as a path and yet listening to the needs of each student.”    Eugene L., yoga instructor


David’s creativity, knowledge, insight and preparation were always exceptional.   He is adept using his extensive life experience to help him relate to others, and to teach and guide them.”    Liz G., pre-school teacher


“David’s meditation sessions were paradigm-shifting and taught me the value of practicing awareness in everyday life. David helped me find the motivation and mental tool-set to dig deeper into my own experience.”    Justin Eder, software engineer



The Twice-A-Month Newsletter

Exclusive Writings, Guided Meditations & New Event Notifcations. No Spam. 100% Free.



Pause Teaching Picture

restival 2019 photo

And a shot from 2014, when I was a monk in Myanmar: