Hoka Chris Fortin

Hoka Chris Fortin
Chris is a Zen priest and teacher who received dharma transmission from Zoketsu Norman Fischer. She is a licensed MFT psychotherapist and spiritual counselor who has combined psychotherapy and spirituality for over 25 years in her private practice. She began practicing Buddhism at San Francisco Zen Center in 1976.

Chris leads Dharma Heart Zen and is the guiding teacher for the Dharma Heart Sangha, The Women's Lotus Sangha in Sebastopol, CA, and Sky Island Zen in Tucson, AZ. She is one of the senior teachers in the Everyday Zen community. She is the cofounder of Veteran's PATH, offering meditation and mindfulness retreats for returning veterans. She leads Jizo Ceremonies and workshops at SFZC and teaches in Self-Reflection for Conflict Professionals Intensives (SCPIs), as well as offering Zen retreats throughout the Bay Area and beyond.