Lisa Soshin Dufour received the title of “Hoshi,” or “Dharma Holder” in August, 2019. She lives in Massachusetts where she began her Zen practice with Anraku Sensei in 2002. Soshin became a formal student of the Village Zendo in 2004 and received the precepts and Dharma name, Zuisho, in 2005. She received the name, Soshin, In 2010 when she ordained as a Soto priest, and she received the Denkai empowerment in October, 2016. Soshin is a member of the Oxbow Zen Sangha in Northampton, MA.
Soshin works for an environmental non-profit as the Director of Human Resources.