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Roshi Pat Enkyo O'Hara, Ph.D.
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Roshi Pat Enkyo OʼHara, Ph.D., is the Abbot of The Village Zendo in Manhattan. A Zen Teacher in both the Soto and Rinzai lines of Zen Buddhism, she is active in finding effective uses of meditation for those suffering from the effects of imbalances in social justice. She also serves as the Guiding Spiritual Teacher for the New York Center For Contemplative Care.

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Bodhi Day: Celebrating the Buddha's Enlightenment

Posted December 8, 2010 | 07:06:38 (EST)

Today, all over the world, Zen Buddhists are celebrating the day of the Buddha's enlightenment. Known in Japan as "Rohatsu" (literally, the 8th day of 12th month) this Bodhi Day marks the defining event in the legend of Shakyamuni Buddha: his enlightenment experience.

After sitting through a night of...

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