Richard Gentei Diedrichs

Big Island, Hawaii

Richard Gentei Diedrichs

Big Island, Hawaii

Richard Gentei Diedrichs grew up in Los Angeles. He edited travel and health magazines inSeattle, worked as an editor at the schools of engineering and public health atUniversity of California. Berkeley, and then taught Fourth and Fifth Grades,and Kindergarten, in public elementary schools around the San Francisco BayArea. He has published two novels, Neither Coming Nor Going and Cherry Blossom, and a short storycollection, Spirit of Tabasco.

Richard is a Zen priest. He teaches Buddhist dharma at Daifukuji Zen Temple in Kona, Hawaii. His book of Buddhist teachings, Living inBlue Sky Mind, is available in April, 2016.

He lives on the BigIsland of Hawaii.

  • Work
    • Writer
  • Education
    • B.A., English, California State University, Northridge
    • Elementary Teaching and Principal Credentials, California State
    • University, East Bay