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Rev. Trudi Hirsch

Reverend Trudi Hirsch is an ACPE certified chaplain supervisor and an APC certified chaplain. A resident of Zen Mountain Monastery for twelve years, she completed her monastic training in 1998 and was ordained as a Zen Buddhist Priest and received Denkai transmission in the White Plum Sangha. She previously worked for fourteen years as a chaplain and supervisor at various hospitals in New York City. Rev Hirsch was a faculty member and Chaplain Supervisor for the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care in NYC. She is presently the chaplain supervisor at Vassar Hospital in Poughkeepsie, NY.

As a young woman, Rev Trudi Hirsch was a professional dancer with Harkness Ballet in NYC, a soloist with Les Grands Ballet Canadian in Montreal, and a Principal Dancer with Bot D’ Or in Tel Aviv, Israel. After a neck injury in 1978, she began to experiment with internal movement as a healing path.

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