Zenki Christian Dillo Roshi began his Zen practice in 1996 at the San Francisco Zen Center. For 20 years, he practiced monastically at the Crestone Mountain Zen Center. In 2013, he received dharma transmission from Zentatsu Baker Roshi.
Since then, he has been Boulder Zen Center’s Guiding Teacher. In 2020, he moved to Boulder full-time, where he now lives with his wife and son.
Zenki Roshi teaches Zen as a craft based on his understanding of Buddhism as a “transformative phenomenology”—an embodied investigation of human experience with the intention of realizing liberation, wisdom, and compassion.
He is currently developing a series of Practice Courses to actively support lay practitioners in their daily lives. This curriculum is aligned with his book The Path of Aliveness: A Contemporary Zen Approach to Awakening Body and Mind (Shambala, May 2022).