Retreat Teachers


Linda Shinji Hoffman, MRO

Linda Shinji Hoffman is a lay senior in the Mountains and Rivers Order. She lived for two years in a small temple in Kyoto, Japan studying Noh Theater. She was captivated by the early Zen poets who used nature to express fleeting emotions and the spiritual life. Today, she lives at Old Frog Pond Farm in Harvard, MA, and is the farm’s orchardist. Her memoir, The Artist and the Orchard, was published in 2021.