Daniel Terragno Roshi is a teacher in the koan tradition of the Diamond Sangha founded by Robert Aitken Roshi. He is a Dharma heir of John Tarrant Roshi of Pacific Zen Institute. A native of Chile, he started his spiritual/meditation practice in 1967 when he arrived in San Francisco to go to college, studying the Gurdjieff Work with William Nyland before taking up Zen. He received authorization to teach Zen in 1995, and in 2001 received Dharma transmission from Tarrant Roshi. Daniel teaches and leads retreats twice a year in Ohio, sponsored by the Yellow Springs Dharma Center, and twice a year at Zen Viento del Sur in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and at Zen Montañas y Mar in Santiago, Chile.
Daniel has also worked for years with addiction recovery, teaching workshops in recovery and meditation in treatment facilities. He has been a hospice volunteer and has taught meditation in the San Francisco City Jail. He lives in Sebastopol, California where he teaches and directs Rocks & Clouds Zendo offering regular meditation instructions, zazen practice, private interviews (dokusan), multi day retreats (sesshin) and zazenkais (one day sittings). Daniel is also a cabinet maker at his own shop in Sebastopol.