Buddhist Zen Community Dharma Sangha


Dharma Sangha, a lay and monastic sangha, is the Zen community that has formed around the teacher Zentatsu Baker Roshi. Baker Roshi is Dharma heir and successor in the lineage of Shunryu Suzuki Roshi, the founder of San Francisco Zen Center and author of 'Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind'.


Dharma Sangha is organized on one hand in meditation groups in many cities in the US, in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and the Netherlands; on the other hand in two practice centers: the Buddhist Study Center, Johanneshof, in Southern Germany, and the Crestone Mountain Zen Center in Colorado, USA.

While the majority of the sangha members are lay practitioners, the majority of the ordained monks live and practice at the two centers, where they follow a monastic daily schedule that comprises meditation, oryoki practice (traditional meals with three bowls), mindfulness training, work, and studies and discussions of Buddhist texts. Part of the work consists of organizing and taking care of both Zen Buddhist seminars and seminars held by guest teachers.


All city groups and practice centers of Dharma Sangha are open to all who are interested in Zen Buddhism and how it might be relevant in our lives.





Entrance of the Buddhist Study Center - Genrin-ji