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Soko 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 is one of the leaders and teachers in the Everyday Zen community. She leads Dharma Heart Zen and is the guiding teacher for three Zen groups: The Women's Lotus Sangha in Sebastopol, CA; Montara Mountain Zendo in Pacifica, CA; and Sky Island Zen in Tucson, AZ. She is the cofounder of Honoring the Path of the Warrior, offering meditation and mindfulness retreats for returning veterans. She leads 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.