Daniel Nguyen chanced upon Chögyam Trungpa’s work Transcending Madness in high school. Although he never quite fathomed its meaning, he was nevertheless hooked by the power of those teachings. It eventually led him to study Theravada Buddhism with True North Insight, as well as to explore Shambhala Training. Since 2013, he has been involved with the Profound Treasury Retreats led by Judy Lief, and that has become his main practice community. He resides in Montreal and works as a primary care physician, where he is privileged to be reminded of the realities of birth, old age, sickness and death.