Kritee Kanko

Sensei Kritee Kanko, PhD, is a climate scientist, educator-activist, grief-ritual leader, and a Zen priest. She is a Sensei in the Rinzai Zen lineage of Cold Mountain, a founding Dharma teacher of Boundless in Motion, and a co-founder of Rocky Mountain Ecodharma Retreat Center. She has served as an Ecodharma teacher for Earth-Love-Go (Lama Foundation), One Earth Sangha, Impermanent Sangha, and Shogaku Zen Institute. As a senior scientist in the Global Climate Program at Environmental Defense Fund she helps implement climate-smart farming at scale in India. She was trained as a microbiologist and isotope biogeochemist at Rutgers and Princeton Universities. Kritee believes in identifying and releasing our personal and ecological grief and bringing our gifts into strategic collective actions for societal healing. She is committed to learning from and bringing dharma to young adults, permaculture communities, LGBTQ, black, indigenous, and other people of color. Her synthesis of myths surrounding climate crisis, racism, ethics, and action is available as a Youtube video. Her other interviews and articles can be accessed here.