About Bonnie Myotai Treace:
Bonnie Myotai Treace is the founder and head Sensei of Hermitage Heart; she teaches at Gristmill Hermitage in Garrison, New York. Particularly known for her work in women's spirituality, poetry, and the nexus of mind and environment, she is the senior Dharma successor of John Daido Loori, Roshi, in the Mountains and Rivers Order. Her global initiative, "The Water Mala," is a Buddhist right action project on water awareness and meditation now established on five continents. Serving for almost two decades as vice-abbot of Zen Mountain Monastery, she was the establishing teacher and first abbess of the Zen Center of New York City. Treace received Dharma transmission from Daido Loori in October 1996. At the Monastery she was the first director of Dharma Communications, editor of Mountain Record, and in charge of the affiliates of the Mountains and Rivers Order.