Crestone Mountain Zen Center offers residential monastic Zen practice and meditation under the guidance of Head Teacher, Zentatsu Baker Roshi, Dharma Heir of Shunryu Suzuki Roshi, and Resident Teacher, Zenki Dillo Roshi, Dharma Heir of Baker Roshi. Zen practitioners are welcome to join the daily schedule or apply for a variety of Zen programs.

Crestone Mountain Zen Center is located on the western slope of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in southern Colorado. Nestled against rugged 14,000-foot peaks and surrounded by 240 acres piñon pine and juniper forest, the beauty and seclusion of our Center is a unique environment for contemplation and inquiry.

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You can select between four levels of membership starting at $15 per month. Benefits include programs at both Crestone Mountain Zen Center and the Boulder Zen Center.

Recent Activities

Lay Initiation (Jukai)

This year’s Lay Initiation Weekend took place from July 12-14. Three practitioners – Donald Dodge, Anna Floyd, and Jason Ruby – received the Bodhisattva precepts in a ceremony with Zenki Dillo Roshi. It was a festive Sangha event with over 30 persons supporting the initiates. Part of taking the precepts is taking refuge in Buddha,…

Boulder Winter Practice Program 2019

On February 10th, Dharma Sangha Boulder (the Boulder Zen Center) kicked off its third annual Winter Practice Program (WPP). Modeled on a long-running program at our Dharma Sangha center in Vienna, Austria, the Boulder WPP runs in parallel with the annual monastic Practice Period at the Crestone Mountain Zen Center and is a way for…

Zenki Roshi at San Francisco Zen Center

Tenzen David Zimmerman Roshi, the recently installed new Abbot of San Francisco City Center, invited Zenki Christian Dillo Roshi to give a dharma talk at the San Francisco Zen Center. Zenki Roshi’s October 27th lecture was live streamed and can be viewed on the SFZC website. Video: Go to the livestream archive, click play on the current…

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