I am a Buddhist living in the Adirondack mountains in northern New York State. I practice in the Tendai school, a Japanese tradition. When I made a formal commitment to practice Buddhism I was given the name Daichi. On June 20, 2010 I was ordained doshu or temple assistant after completing three years of training and study. Since then I have continued my formal training at the Tendai Buddhist Institute in Canaan, New York. Over the years I have helped lead Celestial Drum Tendai Sangha in Indian Lake, New York.
My formal practice includes meditation, chanting and ritual, but the main emphasis has long been on a form of practice that includes walking while reciting prayers and contemplations on Buddhist teachings.