Kritee (dharma name Kanko) is a Climate Scientist, Buddhist Zen priest, Educator & Founding Spiritual Director of Boundless in Motion. She is an ordained teacher in the Rinzai Zen lineage of Cold Mountain and a co-founder of Rocky Mountain Ecodharma Retreat Center. She has served as faculty for courses or retreats at the intersection of climate crisis, racial justice, trauma healing and spirituality for many organizations including One Earth Sangha, Al Gore’s Climate Reality, 350.org, Stanford University, World Council of Churches, San Francisco Zen Center, Mind & Life Institute and Lama Foundation. She has served as a scientist in the Climate Smart Agriculture program at Environmental Defense Fund for ~12 years (See her academic CV). Her experience is that identifying and releasing our personal and ecological grief in presence of a loving community is necessary; that helps us unlock our gifts and serve our communities. She finds herself committed to be in relationship with young adults, permaculture communities, LGBTQ, black, indigenous and other people of color. Her articles and interviews have appeared in the New York Times, BBC, Washington Post, Harvard Health, Yale Climate Connections, California Public Radio (See a few here). Please email her at kritee at boundlessinmotion dot org.
Asia Whitlock is an entrepreneur, farmer, networker, budding Ecodharma practitioner and community builder. After several years working in a mortagage company, she co-founded Smart Offer (North Carolina), a real estate investment company. Years later, she cofounded Southwest Van Builders (New Mexico) to convert vans into tiny homes as an alternative housing solution. She currently lives near Pittsburgh and is devoted to bring healing to people of color, decolonizing our minds, racial reparations, and helping everyone grow their own food. Asia is a three year alumni of People of Color Retreats which are hosted at least once a year by Boundless in Motion at the Ecodharma Retreat Center in Colorado. In 2022, Asia stepped into the role of ‘Manager of BIPOC Retreats’ and can be reached at pocretreats AT gmail DOT com.
Bianca Acosta is a trained teacher of somatic Qigong, traditional ecological design and farming practices (best known as permaculture), and Ecodharma ceremonies at the Rocky Mountain Ecodharma Retreat Center. She is originally from Zacatecas, Mexico and has been living in Colorado for over 17 years. She is proud of her indigenous roots and her life’s prayer is to be an active co-creator of a more beautiful world by sharing her gifts, being in synergetic relationships with Mother Earth, the diverse communities she is part of and embracing the multi-dimensionality of their being. She currently is in her last year of Capulli, a four year immersive program in curanderismo and ancestral/traditional healing. She envisions and leads healing retreats and ceremonies for Boundless in Motion including retreats for Indigenous women and for people of color.
Dale Gaar spent his childhood in Iowa. He was in Ithaca (New York) for law school. Because of his own background, he focussed his law practice on representing individuals dealing with the trauma of physical injuries. He also dealt with civil rights violations involving inability to access governmental services and employment as well as race-based discrimination, gender-based discrimination, and free speech rights. Dale has served for many years on the board of the Center for People with Disabilities (CPWD) in Boulder, a nonprofit independent living center that provides a broad range of services to support people with disabilities to live independently. He and his wife Rayma raised two sons who are now adults and both practice meditation with Boundless in Motion sangha. Dale is a founding board member and advises us on legal and financial issues. He is happy to be an ally in this BIPOC women led organization.
Imtiaz Rangwala is a lay meditation teacher in the lineage of Cold Mountain Zen and has been practicing meditation for about 20 years. He is a co-founder of Boundless in Motion and a founding board member. Professionally, he is a Climate Scientist at the University of Colorado in Boulder where he provides climate science support to people managing our land, water and wildlife (see this page for details). He serves as chef for all our retreats and loves to nurture community through gardening and sharing of songs and stories. He also considers nature to be a very important teacher.
We seek advice of our friends in the Yet-to-be-named (Fierce Vulnerability) network, Denver Permaculture Guild, Rocky Mountain Ecodharma Retreat Center, Boulder Ecodharma Sangha steering committee and an ever widening circle of collaborators to plan our ongoing retreats and events.
Disclaimer: Boundless in Motion (BIM) is a nonprofit organization with a 501(c)3 status in the United States. BIM doesn’t endorse any actions/approach of professional organizations that individuals are employed by or associated with. Similarly, none of the organizations that employ us endorse actions/approach of Boundless in Motion with respect to social justice, ecological crisis and climate breakdown.