Our Lineage

Dharma Sangha Boulder is a Soto Zen sangha in the lineage of Zentatsu Baker Roshi, the primary successor of Shunryu Suzuki Roshi. Our practice center is the Boulder Zen Center, with our zendo at the Briar Rose B&B. We are the Boulder branch of Dharma Sangha, the sangha founded by our Head Teacher, Zentatsu Richard Baker Roshi. Roshi’s primary home is Crestone Mountain Zen Center, located 4 hours south on Crestone Mountain in the rugged Sangre de Cristo Mountains, near tiny town of Crestone. Dharma Sangha also has a number of practice center in Europe, in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. The monastic center of Dharma Sangha Europe is the Johanneshof Buddhist Study Center in the Black Forest of Germany.

We welcome students from all lineages and approaches, as well as those seeking to explore Zen for the first time.

The Boulder Zen Center has no formal dues or membership and relies solely on donations for the creation and maintenance of our practice space.