Roshi Pat Enkyo O'Hara

Roshi Pat Enkyo O'Hara serves as abbot of the Village Zendo in New York City. A Soto Zen priest, she received ordination from Maezumi Roshi and Dharma Transmission from Roshi Bernie Glassman.

Dharma Talks

Recognizing the Self

In this retreat, Roshi Pat Enkyo O’Hara shows us how to get in touch with our true selves in the midst of modern society. She will cover three chief slogans from Zen Master Dogen and one bonus slogan from herself: to study the enlightened way is to study the self; to study the self is to forget the self; to forget the self is to be enlightened by the myriad things; and, her own addition, to be enlightened by the myriad things opens you to the bodhisattva path.

By Roshi Pat Enkyo O'Hara

Dharma Talks

Ease and Joy in Your Practice and Life

According to Zen tradition, zazen, or meditation, is the dharma gate of ease and joy. In this retreat, Roshi Pat Enkyo O’Hara of New York City’s Village Zendo guides us to a place where we can find peace and restfulness in our practice. And from this place of ease, we can move on to the sense of joy that meditation can produce. Joy, Enkyo Roshi says, has “a leaping quality.” How many of us can claim to have this in our meditations and in our lives today?

By Roshi Pat Enkyo O'Hara
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