Rev. Dr. Daniel Medina, OSB, FRAI, author of Little Havana Haiku, Urban Guru, and The Scandalous Menu: Supper for Prophets & Disciples, was born in Chicago, Illinois, and raised in Miami, Florida.
He holds graduate degrees from the University of Oklahoma and St Thomas University (Florida Center for Theological Studies) Miami Gardens, FL, and completed the MBSR (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction) program from Brown University.
Along with his teaching service at South Dade Senior High School, Dr. Medina is a Professor at the Johnnie Coleman Theological Seminary in Miami Gardens, FL. He has served as an ordained clergyman for over 15 years.
He is also a Benedictine Religious, Spiritual Director, Philosophical Counselor, a Lay Zen Practitioner, a Sound Therapist, and Certified Vipassanā Meditation Teacher and a Certified Vinyasa Flow Yoga Teacher.
Dr. Medina is a member of the American Academy of Religion, the American Psychological Association, The Society of Buddhist Christian Studies, a Life Member of Theta Alpha Kappa, and Fellow of the Royal Anthropological Institute (UK).
Dr. Medina is a board member of the International Center for Ethno-Religious Mediation, a New York-based 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization in Special Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).
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