Chris is the guiding teacher of Dharma Heart Zen and three meditation groups: The Women's Lotus Sangha in Sebastopol CA, Montara Mountain Zendo in Pacifica CA, and Sky Island Zen in Phoenix Arizona. She is one of the leaders and teachers in the Everyday community, and is the co- founder of Honoring the Path of the Warrior, offering retreats and meditation and mindfulness practices for returning veterans. Please Contact Chris for more information about any of these programs or events.
Dharma Heart Zen
Dharma Heart Zen is a weekly meditation group that includes zazen (meditation), teachings, relaxed zen form , and discussion.
Thursdays 10-11:30am at Congregation Ner Shalom, 85 La Plaza, Cotati CA. (10 min. from Sebastopol/Santa Rosa/Petaluma), with easy access from the north and south off of Hwy 101).
A weekly meditation group for women that includes zazen, teachings, and discussion.
Tuesdays, 5:00-6:30 pm, at the Sebastopol Center for the Arts, 282 South High Street, Sebastopol, CA (enter through the door at the back of the building).
A committed and warm group of women practicing together and making the teachings relevant in everyday life. All levels of meditation experience are welcomed. Chairs are available, but please bring your own sitting cushion. Suggested donation $10 or whatever you are able to afford, with a donation to the teacher. Drop in.
Quarterly Saturday/Sunday sittings 9:00am - 1:00 pm with Dharma Heart Zen. See the calendar for more information.
Jukai Lay Initiation Ceremony at Lotus Sangha, August 2014
Chris has practiced with Everyday Zen since its beginning, and is one of the
Ordination June 2014. Preceptors and ordainees.
Honoring the Path of the Warrior
Tools for returning veterans in the transition home. Retreats and community where veterans can support each other in ways which promote growth and healing through the cultivation of understanding and kindness in service to others. To send an e-mail for more information about the program, click here.
This program was featured in the New York Times, June 18, 2014, and the February 2015 issue of Mindfulness magazine. Click here for the story.
Zen Practice Retreat Days "Bodhisattvas Are Us!"
Retreat days exploring our ‘bodhisattva-ness’ and the intention to live with
Zen Practice Retreat Days "Coming Down to Earth"
Experiencing our lives and practice through zazen, the community of other women and in creative expression.
Everyday Zen Dialogs
Conversations about practicing in the world and cultivating compassion and wisdom in our everyday lives Please visit the Everyday Zen website for more information (click on "Programs" tab and then on "Everyday Zen Dialogs.") Sign up here to receive e-mail announcements of upcoming Dharma Dialogs.
Jizo Ceremony for Those Who Have Died
A ceremony of remembrance and letting go, with the intention of nurturing and tending both the beings who have died and the beings who continue to live.
Traditional extended Zen retreats of zazen with dharma lectures. An opportunity to return to silence and to awaken the truth of our hearts.
SCPI, "Self Reflection for Conflict Professionals"
To study the self to know the self
Dogen Zengji, Genjokoan
|Dharma Heart Zen: Living with Clarity and Compassion | with Chris Fortin