Zen Practice and Spiritual Counseling with Chris Fortin

How do we live with clarity and compassion in this beautiful and suffering world?

Cultivating and living with intention and awareness gives birth to a fully and deeply lived life that embodies compassion, clear seeing, spontaneity and a growing sense of joy and ease. Our hearts soften and open. Our body/mind remembers its innate intuition and responsiveness. We establish a ground of trust and find we are able to move more freely in the world with a deeper sense of connection to self and to others.

We become true human beings.

NEWS: "Honoring the Path of the Warrior" 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.

Chris Fortin
Hoka Soko
, "Dharma Flower,
Ancestral Devotion"
Zen Teacher and
Spiritual Counselor

Chris at araivapa canyon retreat
Araivapa Canyon Women's Retreat, October 2014.
Led by Chris Fortin and Sue Moon

Sitting in the center of our lives, aligning with body and breath, letting go beyond knowledge or knowing, we find a quiet confidence to not turn away from our tender, beautiful and hurting hearts and the poignant sweetness of the shared heart of the world. There is freedom and love here—for ourselves and for all beings.

My life and practice is dedicated to this awakening. We can’t do this alone. Warm heart to warm heart we heal each other and the world. bio

"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. "

Frank Ostaseski
Founder, Metta Institue 
Co-Founder, Zen Hospice Project


Ordination June 2014. Preceptors and ordainees.

Ordination Photo