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.
Everyday Zen priest ordination, June 1, 2014, Tiburon.
"In faith that we are Buddha, we enter Buddha's Way."
L. to R.:Mary Koopman, Chris, Norman Fischer, Mary Ann Sacksteder, Jay Simoneaux, Barbara Bynum.
Photo by Renshin Bunce.
"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 Project