Dashu joined the Awakened Heart Sangha in 2002. He lived and worked at the Hermitage of the Awakened Heart for eight years, and has served as Chair of the Shrimalagana, an inner circle of responsibility within the Awakened Heart Sangha.
In 2022 he started a two year solitary meditation retreat, and he also completed a one year solitary retreat in 2018.
When not in retreat, Lama Dashu is active as a Discovering the Heart of Buddhism and Trusting the Heart of Buddhism mentor as well as leading the Insight into Emptiness area of the Living the Awakened Heart training.
His background is in the service industry and later, in creative education. He has an interest in studying the early Buddhist sources and bringing his study and reflections on the wider tradition into the Discovering the Heart of Buddhism materials.