Hi, I'm Daniel,

my mission is to help those wasting their lives in survival jobs embark on their sacred work so they can find the true meaning of their lives.

I believe we need a new way to make meaning of our lives.

I believe our technological power is exponentially increasing while our wisdom traditions are falling apart.

Good news is, I believe we are the lucky heirs of the whole heritage of human wisdom.

While I'm skeptical about the supernatural, I love using words like "sacred" and "soul."

I also believe that:

Religion is the original psychology.

Ritual allows us priceless access to our subconscious minds.

Each of us is a co-creator in the perpetual genesis of reality.... 

I also like to play pool and can make a mean pancake.

My dream is that we each fulfill our calling and become the people we most want to be.

Our world needs that of us.

- Daniel Lev Shkolnik

about daniel


Daniel Lev Shkolnik studied social dynamics and religion at Yale University. He has spoken at Harvard, MIT, and elsewhere on how to combine modern psychology and spirituality in a way that respects scientific data and fulfills our age-old need for meaning.

Over two-hundred people have participated in his workshops and secular rituals, which offer profound experiences centered on our common humanity and are accessible to all beliefs.

Daniel offers keynotes, workshops, and private sessions providing training in a toolkit of modern psycho-spiritual techniques.


Harvard Humanist Community

Event Speaker 

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Columbia Business School Start Fellow

MBA-level certificate in Spiritual Entrepreneurship

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Open Div Summit

70+ thought leaders
on the future of

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Community Innovators Gathering - 2019

Presenter, Participant

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Yale University
Class of 2015

B.A. Sociology


Greg Epstein,
President of Harvard Chaplains

Daniel’s message is something that resonates with me personally. He is a brave speaker willing to speak from the heart.


Rae Karim,

Working with Daniel was a breath of fresh air.


Bob Faw,
Professional Speaker

A very deep thinker, yet lighthearted. … He gets people engaged and thinking for themselves.