Jisho Lisa Hoffman

Jisho Lisa Hoffman

Jisho Lisa Hoffman was priest ordained by the late Surei Darlene Cohen at San Francisco Zen Center, and received dharma transmission from Meiji Tony Patchell in August 2013 at the Russian River Zendo. Lisa’s passion is bringing Buddhist teachings, meditation, and mindfulness into the world in a way that’s accessible, and useful for people to integrate into their everyday lives. As a priest, and a nonprofit coach and consultant, she seeks to help others explore and transform their suffering. She helps individuals practice this in their day-to-day lives and relationships, and not-for-profit public benefit organizations accomplish this through their missions and visions to create communities that are kind and just.

Lisa works with individual students, as well as giving dharma talks and leading retreats and mindfulness workshops. Sessions range from Meeting Conflict with Compassion to How a Buddha Gives Feedback. She also co-teaches workshops such as Finding Ease: A Zen and Mindfulness Approach to Anxiety and Depression as part of the teaching team carrying on the legacy of Dr. Lee Lipp at San Francisco Zen Center.

As a speaker, Lisa specializes in introducing Buddhism and mindfulness to new audiences. Founder of Women's Heart Sangha, a community of mature women committed to living with awareness and compassion, she is also a guest teacher at SFZC’s Queer Dharma, and the San Francisco LGBT Sangha. Lisa's educational background includes studies through the Shogaku Zen Institute, and training through the Russian River Zendo and San Francisco Zen Center. Find out more about Lisa, and her writing at www.lisahoffman.net or contact her directly: lisa(at)lisahoffman.net.