Roshi Pat Enkyo O’Hara shares a teaching about returning to the true, whole self after experiencing loss. 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 […]
A good society is built one citizen at a time. Here are some Buddhist-inspired ways to be a good citizen in these troubled political times.
Roshi Pat Enkyo O’Hara on how to move past our discomfort and old ideas and make Buddhist communities welcoming to people of all gender identities and sexual orientations.
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.
Thirteen leading Buddhist teachers call on Buddhists and all people of faith to take a stand against policies of the new administration.
Whether you’re waiting tables or washing laundry, meditating or making art, the key, Roshi Pat Enkyo O’Hara teaches, is always to savor the task at hand.
A teaching on fear and street retreats by Roshi Pat Enkyo O’Hara.
Like the monk who strived so hard he couldn’t see the goddess right behind him, if we push too hard for results we miss what is most intimate. When we and our work are one, says Roshi Pat Enkyo O’Hara, even the most mundane of life’s activities are profound and beautiful.
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?
Pat Enkyo O’Hara on an Anonymous Poem by a Sung Dynasty Nun.