Teachers

Zentatsu Baker Roshi

Zentatsu Richard Baker is the Founder and Head Teacher of the Dharma Sangha centers in the United States and Europe. In the United States he lives at the Crestone Mountain Zen Center in Colorado; and in Germany, at the ‘Dharma Zentrum Quellenweg’ in the Black Forest.

Zentatsu Richard Baker is the Founder and Head Teacher of the Dharma Sangha centers in the United States and Europe. In the United States he lives at the Crestone Mountain Zen Center in Colorado; and in Germany, at the ‘Dharma Zentrum Quellenweg’ in the Black Forest.

He is the Dharma Successor of Shunryu Suzuki Roshi, the first Zen Master to establish residential and monastic practice for laypeople and monks in the West. In 1966, with and for Suzuki Roshi, Baker Roshi co-founded the Tassajara Zen Mountain Center in California, the first traditional Zen monastery outside of Asia.

From 1968 to 1971, he studied in Japan at Antaiji, Eiheiji, and Daitokuji Zen monasteries. He became Suzuki Roshi’s Dharma Heir in 1969 and was installed by Suzuki Roshi as the second Abbot of the San Francisco Zen Center in 1971.

Baker Roshi subsequently founded the Green Gulch Zen Practice Community and Farm in Marin County, California in 1972. During the ’70s, he pioneered a number of businesses related to Zen practice. In 1983, he founded the Dharma Sangha.

12 - 16June

Door Step Zen (Germany)

June 12, 2019 Buddhistisches Studienzentrum im Johanneshof Quellenweg 4 D-79737 Herrischried-Großherrischwand This event has passed
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24 - 28June

Door Step Zen (Germany)

June 24, 2019 Buddhistisches Studienzentrum im Johanneshof Quellenweg 4 D-79737 Herrischried-Großherrischwand This event has passed
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21 - 25August

Door Step Zen (Germany)

August 21, 2019 Buddhistisches Studienzentrum im Johanneshof Quellenweg 4 D-79737 Herrischried-Großherrischwand This event has passed
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05 - 08September

MediAtion and MediTation (Germany)

September 5, 2019 Buddhistisches Studienzentrum im Johanneshof Quellenweg 4 D-79737 Herrischried-Großherrischwand This event has passed
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02 - 06October

Door Step Zen (Germany)

October 2, 2019 Buddhistisches Studienzentrum im Johanneshof Quellenweg 4 D-79737 Herrischried-Großherrischwand This event has passed
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13 - 17November

Door Step Zen (Germany)

November 13, 2019 Buddhistisches Studienzentrum im Johanneshof Quellenweg 4 D-79737 Herrischried-Großherrischwand Unlimited tickets
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Zenki Dillo Roshi

Zenki Christian Dillo is a Resident Teacher and Director at Crestone Mountain Zen Center, and also regularly teaches at the Boulder Zen Center and in Europe. He began his Zen practice in 1996 at the San Francisco Zen Center and received dharma transmission from Zentatsu Baker Roshi in 2013.

Zenki Christian Dillo is a Resident Teacher and Director at Crestone Mountain Zen Center, and also regularly teaches at the Boulder Zen Center and in Europe.

He began his Zen practice in 1996 at the San Francisco Zen Center and received dharma transmission from Zentatsu Baker Roshi in 2013. Before becoming a full-time monastic resident at Dharma Sangha’s Buddhist Study Center in the Black Forest, Germany, in 2000, he pursued an academic career studying body and mind through concepts of Western phenomenology. He moved to Crestone Mountain Zen Center in 2003, where he lives with his wife, the light artist Sophia Dixon Dillo.

He continues Baker Roshi’s teaching of Zen practice as a craft. His main focus is on bringing Buddhism experientially alive within Western cultural horizons while staying committed to the traditional emphasis on yogic embodiment.

05 - 06January

Dharma Weekend (Boulder)

January 5, 2019 Boulder Zen Center, Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder, Colorado, USA This event has passed
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09 - 16January - April

Practice Period

January 9, 2019 Crestone Mountain Zen Center, Dream Way, Crestone, Colorado, USA This event has passed
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11 - 12January

Zen Mind/Open Mind: The Practice of Making Space (Florida)

January 11, 2019 Unity Church 550 Bush Rd Jupiter, FL 33458 This event has passed
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09 - 10February

Dharma Weekend (Boulder)

February 9, 2019 Boulder Zen Center, Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder, Colorado, USA This event has passed
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08 - 10March

“Taking Care of Everyday Life” – Weekend Seminar (Boulder)

March 8, 2019 900 Baseline Rd, Boulder, CO 80302 This event has passed
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14 - 17March

Zen Mind, Open Mind: The Practice of Making Space – Weekend Seminar (Germany)

March 14, 2019 Buddhistisches Studienzentrum im Johanneshof Quellenweg 4 D-79737 Herrischried-Großherrischwand This event has passed
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31 - 08March - April

Sesshin

March 31, 2019 Crestone Mountain Zen Center, Dream Way, Crestone, Colorado, USA This event has passed
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20 - 21April

Dharma Weekend (Boulder)

April 20, 2019 Boulder Zen Center, Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder, Colorado, USA This event has passed
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22 - 27April

Wild Dharma 2019: Dirty Devil Canyon

April 22, 2019 Hanksville, Utah, USA This event has passed
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11 - 12May

Dharma Weekend (Boulder)

May 11, 2019 Boulder Zen Center, Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder, Colorado, USA This event has passed
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19 May

Dharma Sundays (Crested Butte)

May 19, 2019 This event has passed
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25 - 02May - June

Work Week

May 25, 2019 Crestone Mountain Zen Center, Dream Way, Crestone, Colorado, USA This event has passed
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13 - 16June

Weekend Sitting

June 13, 2019 Crestone Mountain Zen Center, Dream Way, Crestone, Colorado, USA This event has passed
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01 - 30July - September

Summer Work Practice

July 1, 2019 Crestone Mountain Zen Center, 2000 East Dreamway, Crestone, CO, United States This event has passed
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05 - 10August

Wild Dharma 2019: Sangres

August 5, 2019 Crestone Mountain Zen Center, Dream Way, Crestone, Colorado, USA This event has passed
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07 - 14October

Work Week

October 7, 2019 Crestone Mountain Zen Center, Dream Way, Crestone, Colorado, USA This event has passed
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