Rick McDaniel was born in Indiana and attended college in New Brunswick, Canada, where he continues to live. He taught at the University of New Brunswick and Saint Thomas University before working in International Development with the YMCA. He is the creator of the YMCA Peace Medallion. He is also the creator and author of a five-part documentary series, 80/20: A Developing World and coauthor of the textbook A Two Way Approach to Understanding: Issues in Global Education. Dr. McDaniel studies at the Montreal Zen Center with teacher Albert Low.
"As McDaniel notes in his preface, Zen Masters of China
contains no new material. Everything has been published elsewhere
in English translation. So if you're looking for new stories, this
is not the book for you. But McDaniel has organized the stories in
an innovative way and made various small changes that help us enter
the stories in a new way. This is a great service. Check it out!"
-Ox Herding blog
"We do not read a book like this for information or knowledge but to awaken a higher part of the mind, a part that in most of us is asleep." -from the foreword by Albert Low