Roshi Pat Enkyo O Hara

Roshi Pat Enkyo O’Hara

Pat Enkyo O’Hara, Roshi, is the founder of Village Zendo in New York City as well as a founding teacher of the Zen Peacemaker Order, which began with the vision of Bernie Glassman, from whom she received dharma transmission. She holds a doctorate in media ecology and for many years taught new media technologies at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. She is the author of Most Intimate: A Zen Approach to Life’s Challenges.


Recent Articles

Discover the Joy of Doing Nothing

Zen teacher Pat Enkyo O’Hara teaches us the practice of Shikantaza.

Senjoy and Her Soul

A Zen koan that takes on the problematic question of our self-identity on a personal level begins simply with a question. Zen teacher Goso asked, “Senjo and her soul are separated—which is the true Senjo?” The question is based on a beautiful old Chinese ghost story. Once, in a village by a river, a girl…

The Sakyadhita Movement

Judith Hertog profiles the Sakyadhita International Association of Buddhist Women, which has been leading the way for gender equality in Buddhism for more than thirty years.

A rainbow flag and buddhist flag crossed.

Our Moment of Possibility and Joy

Who am I, really? Roshi Pat Enkyo O’Hara shares three teachings that have given her solace and strength as she’s asked that question.

Enkyo Pat O'Hara Which River Will You Cross Social Justice Buddhism

Which River Will You Cross?

Whether buying products on the Internet or Skyping with our students and teachers, we instantly recognize our interdependence, and yet how about when we walk outside our door?