Bonnie Myotai Treace

Bonnie Myotai Treace

Bonnie Myotai Treace, Sensei, served for many years as vice-abbess of Zen Mountain Monastery and abbess of the Zen Center of New York City. In 2004, she founded Hermitage Heart, a Zen training program with a special emphasis on home practice. She lives and teaches in Black Mountain, North Carolina.

Recent Articles

3 Small Practices for Living in the Coronavirus Era

Bonnie Myotai Treace offers these three "small" reflections to help us stay open-hearted and connected as we reckon with the fear and uncertainty coronavirus has brought into our lives.

At Ground Zero

Zen teacher Bonnie Myotai Treace on a place where there are no answers.

Visualizing a Pure and Perfect World

Heidi Köppl looks at how Vajrayana visualization practice, when applied correctly, helps us to acknowledge the emptiness of the present moment.

Bonnie Myotai Treace Enlightenment Impermanence Seven Wise Women in the Charnel Ground Zen

Reflections on “Seven Wise Women in the Charnel Ground”

Bonnie Myotai Treace on themes and of impermanence and enlightenment in the ninth century Chinese story, "Seven Wise Women in the Charnel Ground."

The Wise Woman Who Talked Back to God

The Ancient Buddhist tale of the Seven Wise Sisters has Zen Teacher Bonnie Myotai Treace thinking about the koan of gender.