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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. 


Books

Winter Moon:
A Season of Zen Teachings
Winter Moon:
A Season of Zen Teachings
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The Hidden Lamp:
Stories from 25 Centuries of Awakened Women
The Hidden Lamp:
Stories from 25 Centuries of Awakened Women
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Lotus Moon: The Poetry of Rengetsu
Lotus Moon: The Poetry of Rengetsu
Afterword by Bonnie Myotai Treace
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Water: Its Spiritual Significance
Water: Its Spiritual Significance
Contributor: Bonnie Myotai Treace
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The Art of Just Sitting: 
Essential Writings on 
the Zen Practice of Shikantaza
The Art of Just Sitting:
Essential Writings on
the Zen Practice of Shikantaza
Contributor: Bonnie Myotai Treace
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Mountain Record of Zen Talks
Mountain Record of Zen Talks
Edited by Bonnie Myotai Treace
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Cave of Tigers: The Living Zen Practice of Dharma Combat
Cave of Tigers: The Living Zen Practice of Dharma Combat
Edited by Bonnie Myotai Treace
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The Heart of Being: Moral and Ethical Teachings of Zen Buddhism
The Heart of Being: Moral and Ethical Teachings of Zen Buddhism
Edited by Bonnie Myotai Treace
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Links


The Sword Disappears in the Water > read online
By Bonnie Myotai Treace


Being Love By Loving > read online
By Bonnie Myotai Treace


Whole Life Offering > read online

By Bonnie Myotai Treace


Dharma Talks by Myotai Sensei > read online


The Wise Woman Who Talked Back to God > read online
By Bonnie Myotai Treace


We Cannot Stop the Hail, But We Can be Awake > read online
By Bonnie Myotai Treace


Forum: Understanding Dogen > read online
A roundtable discussion with Bonnie Myotai Treace, Taigen Dan Leighton, Norman Fischer and Steven Heine.

Water Speaking Water:
The Koan of Kindness

Dharma Talk by Bonnie Myotai Treace, Sensei
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Reference on Serving History
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Bonnie Myotai Treace

One-to-one meetings and Spiritual Direction sessions are available.
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