The dharma talk offered by visiting teacher Kritee Kanko in November is now available on the BZC Audio Dharma Podcast.
A previous dharma talk by Kritee, offered at BZC in April, is available here.
Kritee (dharma name Kanko) is a climate scientist-activist, grief-ritual leader, meditation teacher, and a Rinzai Zen priest. Kritee is a founding teacher of Boundless in Motion sangha, a co-founder of Rocky Mountain Ecodharma Retreat Center and a fully ordained priest in the Zen Buddhist lineage of Cold Mountain (Han Shan). Trained as a microbiologist and biogeochemist, she now serves as a senior scientist in the Climate Program at Environmental Defense Fund to implement climate-smart farming at scale in India. She loves teaching at the interface of spirituality and ecology and has served as a faculty for One Earth Sangha, Earth-Love-Go (Lama Foundation), Impermanent Sangha and Shogaku Zen Institute. Kritee believes in identifying and releasing our personal and ecological grief and bringing our gifts into strategic collective actions for societal healing. Kritee also regularly lectures on the inseparability of climate and racial justice at national and international forums including the World Council of Churches. Her articles and interviews have appeared in New York Times, Tricycle, Lion’s Roar, Buddhadharma, Tikkun, public radio and other Buddhist and climate advocacy outlets.