"Liberation from Suffering"

In-person/Online Practice Course

with Zenki Dillo Roshi

October 1 - November 21, 2021

Read more about Zenki Christian Dillo Roshi

How to end suffering is the original teaching of Shakyamuni Buddha. In this Practice Course, we will explore how his teaching can come alive in our own contemporary daily lives.


This course is the second in a 4-part series covering the basic teachings with which Buddhism answers our inmost request: transformation, liberation from suffering, wisdom, and compassion.

Course Components

(all components are optional—you may choose how to participate)

Live and Online

(attend at BZC or via Zoom)

  • Kickoff Weekend Seminar (Oct 1–3)
  • Weekly Dharma Talks (Sun 9:50–10:40am) and Q&A (10:50–11:30am)
  • Weekly Dharma Dialogue (Wed 7–8:30pm)
  • Practice Buddy Meetings

Web Resources

(available in the web portal)

  • Recordings of all Weekly Dharma Talks and Dharma Dialogues
  • Daily practice suggestions for all weekly topics (3-5min audio or reading)
  • Book excerpts from "The Path of Aliveness"


Aligned with Part 2 of Zenki Roshi's forthcoming book, "The Path of Aliveness" (Spring 2022).

  1. Weekend Seminar (Oct 1–3)
    Liberation from Suffering​: Working with Reactivity (can be attended separately)
  2. Intimacy with the Field of Mind
  3. Bodyfulness & Kindness
  4. Presence
  5. Emotional Freedom
  6. Habits and Karma
  7. The Path of Nourishment
  8. Buddhism and Psychotherapy

Course fee: $500



Full Members have access to sliding scale pricing ($500, $400, $300, $200).

Members should click here to log into the membership portal in order to register


We want everyone to have access to these teachings in accord with their financial situation.

There are a limited number of scholarships available. Please inquire.



Course Series

"Transformative Practice" (recorded course available now)

'Liberation from Suffering" (Oct 1–Nov 21, 2021)

"Wisdom Mind" (Winter 2022)

"Compassionate Action" (Fall 2022)

Zenki Roshi’s dharma talks are awesome. He has a wonderful way of bringing Zen teaching to the heart of real life. If you’ve ever wondered how to fully and completely engage with your life, these talks are for you.

Anna Floyd

Boulder, CO

Zenki Roshi has a unique aptitude for weaving traditional Zen teachings into contemporary personal and cultural challenges. [He] tactfully uses the exploration of language and anecdotes to eloquently articulate Zen approaches to transformation, realization, wisdom and compassion. What’s more, these teachings are appropriate for the newcomer to Zen practice and the decades-long veteran, alike.

Wolf Drimal

Bozeman, MT

There is nothing aloof or distant about these teachings; they are made personal and relatable by how Zenki Roshi delivers teachings within the context of his own experience as a decades-long practitioner of Zen. I also very much appreciate his precise and concise use of language to point listeners to deeply explore the richness of their own bodily experiences.

Mark Weinhold

Carbondale, CO

Boulder Zen Center

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