BONNIE MYOTAI TREACE
Sensei founded Hermitage Heart and the Bodies of Water Society. Her teaching home is Gristmill Hermitage in Garrison, New York.
Sensei was for almost two decades Vice-Abbess of Zen Mountain Monastery, one of the largest Zen monasteries the West. She also established the Zen Center of New York City, and served as its first Abbess. Over the years she has led over 500 retreats, conferences, and workshops and is particularly known for her work in women's spirituality, poetry (Snapshot Poetics, with Allen Ginsberg; Writer's Island), and koan study. Sensei's teaching now focuses on water and personal (hermitage -style) meditation practices that foster resilience and clarity. She has advanced degrees in literature and hydromechanics, and holds current EPA Watershed Management certification. Her most recent published works include Zen Moon: A Season of Zen Teachings (Hermitage Heart Publications), and a chapter in Hidden Lamp: Stories from 25 Centuries of Awakened Women (Wisdom Publications). Her global initiative The Water Mala now supports people on five continents in individual spiritual life and community action.
Water Speaking Water:
Reference on Serving History
One-to-one meetings and Spiritual Direction sessions are available.