Daitsū Tom Wright lived in Japan for over forty years. He practiced with Uchiyama Rōshi starting in 1968 and was ordained as a priest in 1974. He was a teacher for the Kyoto Sōtō Zen Center until 1995, and then conducted zazen gatherings with Rev. Dōyu Takamine in Kyoto and Tamba. He has worked on the translation and editing of several works on Zen, including “Opening the Hand of Thought.” He now lives with his wife in Hilo, Hawaii, where he continues to work on translations and teach at Alaneo Zendo (Abbot Myoshin Kaniumoe) in Hilo.