Lost Coin continues a tradition of evolving the presentation of the Dharma while retaining its central essence. Founded by Daniel Doen Silberberg Sensei in 2006, Lost Coin incorporates Zen teachings and methods with insights and practices derived from other wisdom traditions—most notably, those of G.I. Gurdjieff. It is an approach that abandons traditional religious and cultural trappings in order to embrace and unite with contemporary development in science, technology and art. In the individual practitioner’s case this translates to an emphasis on development in one’s daily life rather than some of the more retiring methods of the past. Here and now means here and now.


Lost Coin also draws heavily on insights from modern science and culture, and never loses sight of the fact that few of us lead monastic lives, but instead are actively engaged in the world: working, raising families, living in variousrelationships and communities, and following different passions. Science, technology, the arts, contemporary events—all are fodder for recognizing our own essential natures and learning and practicing the Dharma.

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Recent Meetups

  • January 25 · 4:00 PM

    Lost Coin Zen Marin Sitting Group

    2 Zen Practicioners

    Join us on Sunday afternoons for a rejuvenating period of zazen (meditation). Experienced or beginning meditators welcome and instruction is available. For more... Learn more
  • January 11 · 4:00 PM

    Lost Coin Zen Marin Sitting Group

    2 Zen Practicioners

    Join us on Sunday afternoons for a rejuvenating period of zazen (meditation). Experienced or beginning meditators welcome and instruction is available. For more... Learn more
  • January 10 · 9:00 AM

    The Cave of the Blue Dragon Intensive

    11 Zen Practicioners | 5.00

    A Day and half intensive with Doen Sensei and Lost Coin Saturday January 10 from 9-5 and Sunday January 11 9- 2 pm in Salt Lake City. Step into the Cave and take on your... Learn more
  • January 4 · 4:00 PM

    Lost Coin Zen Marin Sitting Group

    2 Zen Practicioners

    Join us on Sunday afternoons for a rejuvenating period of zazen (meditation). Experienced or beginning meditators welcome and instruction is available. For more... Learn more
  • December 27, 2014 · 9:00 AM

    Lost Coin East Bay Sitting Group

    4 Zen Practicioners

    Join us on Saturday mornings in Montclair (Oakland foothills) at a Lost Coin member's home. We will have two periods of zazen (Zen style sitting meditation) with a 5-10... Learn more
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