NEW: Article on Veteran's PATH from San Francisco Zen Center's weekly newsletter, January 2017.
Taking Practice into the World – Chris Fortin and Lee Lesser
“There was a sense, not unlike in our present times, that something deeply consequential was being set in motion.”
How do we live with clarity and compassion in this beautiful and suffering world?
Zen is the everyday practice of wholehearted living.
Turning and being turned in our living, awakening the heart of
practice, meeting ourselves and all beings with compassion
and kindness, we become true human beings.
We "shine one corner of the world." (Shunryu Suzuki Roshi,
from the Lotus Sutra)
NEWS: "Honoring the Path of the Warrior" (now Veteran's PATH) program is featured in the February 2015 issue of Mindfulness magazine. Click here to read the article. This program was co-founded and is co-led by Chris.
Araivapa Canyon Women's Retreat, October 2014
Led by Chris Fortin and Sue Moon
"Chris Fortin is one of the remarkable ones. A person for whom caregiving and teaching are a natural expression of her life. She has a wealth of professional skills as a seasoned therapist, years of study and dedicated practice as a Zen priest and the all important common sense that arrives with maturity. Chris has a bright and cultivated mind but she transmits her wisdom through an ever expanding, open heart. "
Founder, Metta Institue
Co-Founder, Zen Hospice Projec
Jukai (Lay Initiation) Ceremony, Lotus Sangha, Dharma Heart Zen, Aug 30, 2015