Marine biologist, Zen teacher, and nature writer Anne Rudloe died yesterday. I had the opportunity to meet her and sit with her on a few retreats George Bowman and I had led in Tallahassee, Florida, near where she lived. We connected most recently because she had just written a book: Zen In A Wild Country and was looking into how to publish it. She was a long-time student and recently full teacher in the Kwan-um School of Zen so we shared the same grandfather teacher. Anne was a dedicated practitioner with a great love for the creatures and the aliveness of the sea. Hard to believe she has journeyed beyond this realm of water and waves - of alligators and oil spills.
May the Buddha and Bodhisattvas guide and protect her. And may the spirit of compassion and kindness be with her family and loved ones as they journey through this time of sadness and mystery.
Link to Anne's blog and info on her book: