Dharma Sangha is an international non-profit Wisdom School, rooted in the Lineage Teachings of the Zen Buddhist Tradition. It was founded by Zentatsu Baker Roshi, the Successor of Shunryu Suzuki Roshi. We have two beautiful Centers: The Crestone Mountain Zen Center in Southern Colorado and the Zen Buddhist Center Schwarzwald in Germany. We also offer programs online.
We are currently developing curriculums for Three Paths within Zen Practice: The Monastic Path, with its main location Crestone, Colorado; The Path of the Lay-Adept, with the Center in Germany hosting most programs; and a Secular Path of Ecological and Societal Wisdom, which we are currently implementing on a new Online Platform. We hope to complete the implementation of the Online Platform by the end of this year.
We are open to anyone who is interested in the teachings and practice of Dharma Sangha. We explicitly encourage diversity. We invite you to experience and encounter yourself, as well as others outside of conventional categories, but simply as someone seeking the enactment of wisdom and compassion; a person, as was said in ancient India “with all sky to look upon, girdled by the wind.”
Our Zen centers are places for transformative practice. You can visit us as a guest, or participate in seminars, or join the resident community, for a longer period of time.
Crestone Mountain Zen Center (CMZC) is the Dharma Sangha Center for Monastic Zen Practice and Personal Retreats. It is located in Sangre de Cristo Mountains above the San Luis Valley in Southern Colorado.
The ZBZS is a Zen Center for lay-adept practice, led by Tatsudo Nicole Baden Roshi. It is located on the southern edge of the Black Forest, close to the French border and the Swiss border. ZBZS is open for long and shorts stays, and to experienced as well as beginning practitioners.