Dharma Sangha Boulder Leadership

Zenki Christian Dillo Roshi is the Guiding Teacher of the Boulder Sangha. He is Zentatsu Baker Roshi’s dharma heir and regularly teaches Dharma Weekends and Zen seminars in Boulder. Starting in August of 2020, he will become the Resident Teacher and lead the transition of the Boulder Zen Center to becoming an urban residentail practice center.

Ryokan Gary Hardin is the Zen Leader (Ino) of our Boulder Sangha. Gary became the unofficial head of the Boulder Zen Center in 1996. He received Monk/Priest Ordination from Baker Roshi in 2003. Gary oversaw the Boulder Zen Center’s purchase of the Briar Rose Bed and Breakfast in 2004 and subsequent building of the Zendo on the property. He regularly gives Dharma talks on Saturday mornings and is available for one-on-one meetings with practitioners. He can be reached at gary@boulderzen.org.

Ejo Matt Zepelin is the Administrative Director of the Boulder Zen Center. Matt began practicing with the Sangha in 2004 and received lay ordination from Baker Roshi in 2011. If you would like to be added to the center’s newsletter list or have questions about the use of the Zendo, please contact him at Matthew.zepelin@gmail.com

Seiren Laurie Nusbaum is the Programming Director of the Boulder Zen Center. Laurie began practicing with the Rochester Zen Center in 1981, where she received lay ordination. She began practicing with the Boulder Zen Center in 2007 and subsequently renewed her lay ordination vows with Baker Roshi. If you have questions about the center’s offerings, including program registration, please contact her at laurie.nusbaum@gmail.com

Dharma Sangha Boulder is overseen by two leadership councils, both of which work in conjunction with Zentatsu Baker Roshi and Zenki Dillo Roshi. The Practice Council is composed of 4-6 long-term practitioners and meets on a monthly basis to discuss the Center’s ongoing schedule, special events and programs, and practice-related issues. The Board of Directors also meets monthly to oversee the Center’s financial and legal affairs. Feel free to contact members of either body if you have questions or concerns.

BZC Practice Council Members:

Amy Robertson – amy.robertson@comcast.net, 720.470.2230

Gary Hardin – gary@boulderzen.org, 303.579.6272

Laurie Nusbaum – laurie.nusbaum@gmail.com, 720.244.0532

Matt Zepelin – matthew.zepelin@gmail.com, 303.895.5278

Russell Smith – russell[dot]smith108[at]gmail[dot]com

Zenki Christian Dillo Roshi

BZC Board Members:

Donald Dodge (President) – drdodge@jaspervet.com, 303.947.5270

Jeff Sorkin – jeffsorkin@yahoo.com

Marilyn Krill (Treasurer) – marilynkrill@gmail.com, 970.596.2722

Steve Crisman – crisman@mindspring.com

Zentatsu Richard Baker Roshi (alternate: Zenki Christian Dillo Roshi)