Eugene Gendlin, affectionately known as simply "Gene" to his many friends, passed away on May 1, 2017. An American philosopher who developed many innovative ways of thinking about embodied wisdom and what he called the "philosophy of the implicit", Gene developed the process of "Focusing" that we now offer as a four week mini-course in our Gateway Series at the Zen Life & Meditation Center, Chicago. Our Zen Center and the world is deeply indebted to the work of this fine man. Some of his best known works are "Focusing", "Thinking Beyond Patterns", "A Process Model", "Introduction to Thinking at the Edge" and "Focusing-Oriented Psychotherapy". He will be deeply missed. He had a significant and positive impact on an untold number people on this planet.