September 28, 2011
Honoring the Path of the Warrior

This program, located in the San Francisco Bay Area, has been assisting post-deployed veterans in making a positive transition from military to civilian life since 2007. The program is sponsoring an event for veterans including rock climbing or a bay walk in San Francisco on Sunday, October 9, 9am-5pm.

SFZC Hon the Path logoRock Climbing or Bay Walk in SF – Meditation / Mindfulness Practices at SFZC

  • Meet at Planet Granite, 924 Mason St, SF, 94129, at 9am.
  • Participate in an indoor rock-climbing class and spend a few hours climbing!
  • Or you can use exercise equipment and the sauna.
  • Or you may choose to go on a Bay Walk led by Chris.
  • We will return to the SF Zen Center for lunch together.
  • At the Zen Center, participants will learn techniques that have proven successful in reducing stress, quieting the mind and in healing and renewing the spirit. These body/mind practices focus on breath, sensory experience, and mindful awareness.

These events are free, non-denominational, and open to all vets who have served in the Persian Gulf or since 2001.

PLEASE REGISTER! Contact Dyan at 415.310.7075 or

The founders and facilitators, Lee Klinger Lesser and Chris Fortin, originally came together to share a concern about what was happening to Veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, and since then have led one-day events and retreats for a growing community of over 250 Vets.

Lee Klinger Lesser, M.S., is co-founder of Honoring the Path of the Warrior, offering one day and overnight events for Veterans. She has led workshops in Sensory Awareness, a mind/body discipline, for over 35 years in English and in Spanish. She has studied with Jim Gordon and the Center for Body-Mind Medicine based on their work of healing with people who have suffered from trauma in war zones around the world.

Chris Fortin, M.A. MFT, is co-founder of Honoring the Path of the Warrior, and is a Zen Buddhist priest and psychotherapist in private practice. She began practice at San Francisco Zen Center in 1976 and now practices as a leader in the Everyday Zen community. She has 30 years of experience in helping to heal the wounds and trauma of body, mind, and spirit.

 Flyer for this event