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Richard Gentei Diedrichs

Richard Gentei Diedrichs grew up in Los Angeles. He edited travel and health magazines in Seattle, worked as an editor at the schools of engineering and public health at University of California. Berkeley, and then taught fourth and fifth grades, as well as kindergarten, in public elementary schools around the San Francisco Bay Area. 

Richard was ordained a Zen priest in 1984. Currently, he is a Dharma teacher in Hawaii.

He has published short stories in literary journals, a short story collection, Spirit of Tabasco, and two novels, Neither Coming Nor Going and Cherry Blossom. He lives with his wife and dog on the west coast of the Big Island of Hawaii.  

His MSI book, Living in Blue Sky Mind: Basic Buddhist Teachings for a Happy Life, is available in paperback, hard cover, and e-book formats and has been recognized by the MidWest Book Watch and other reviewers for its quality. (See the MSI Press book page for this book.)