Sensei Kritee Kanko, Ph.D.

Sensei Kritee Kanko, Ph.D.

Visiting Teacher

Kritee (dharma name Kanko), is a climate scientist, Buddhist Zen teacher and grief ritual leader. She is cofounder of Boundless in Motion Sangha, a meditation community in the Buddhist lineage of Cold Mountain Zen. She is also a founding board member of Rocky Mountain Ecodharma Retreat Center, a center that brings meditation in nature together with dharma teachings for ecological action as well Frontline Farming, an advocacy group that lifts up people of color and women farmers and focuses on food cultivation, education, policy change and justice.

As a senior scientist in the Climate Smart Agriculture Program at Environmental Defense Fund, she is helping to implement environment and climate-friendly methods of small farming at large scales in Asia with a three-fold goal of poverty alleviation, food security and climate mitigation / adaptation. She is the leading teacher of Dharma of Resistance – an online course that builds on teachings of Kingian Nonviolence, Social permaculture and Buddhism to teach participants how to take sacred and radical direct actions to bring in climate justice and racial healing.

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