Enkyo Pat O'Hara
|Enkyō Pat O'Hara|
|School||Sōtō and Rinzai
Zen Peacemaker Circle
|Lineage||White Plum Asanga|
|Based in||Tisch School of the Arts
|Predecessor||Tetsugen Bernard Glassman|
|Successor||Barbara Joshin O’Hara 
Jules Shuzen Harris 
Randall Ryotan Eiger
Sinlcair Shinryu Thomson
Catherine Anraku Hondorp
Julie Myoko Terestman
Enkyō Pat O'Hara is a Soto priest and teacher in the Harada-Yasutani lineage of Zen Buddhism. She is abbot and founder of the Village Zendo in New York City. She serves as co-spiritual director of the Zen Peacemaker Order along with Tetsugen Bernard Glassman. She is also a former professor of interactive media at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. She holds a doctorate in Media ecology. A socially engaged Buddhist, she is a member of the White Plum Asanga and manages the Buddhist AIDS Network.
Much of Enkyo’s activism is in the world of HIV/AIDS, from teaching meditation to HIV-positive practitioners to working on prevention strategies among those at risk, and serving as Chairperson of the Board of the National AIDS Interfaith Network. As a lesbian, she articulates a Zen Buddhist approach to issues of difference around sexuality, race, class, and health. O'Hara was ordained a Soto priest by Hakuyu Taizan Maezumi in 1995 and received shiho from Bernard Glassman in 1996. In June 2004 Glassman gave O'Hara inka.
See also 
- Buddhism in the United States
- Homosexuality and Buddhism
- Timeline of Zen Buddhism in the United States
- Gregory, 41
- Wilson, 102-103
- Gregory, Peter N. (2007). Women Practicing Buddhism: American Experiences. Wisdom Publications. ISBN 0-86171-539-X.
- Skinner Keller, Rosemary; Rosemary Radford Ruether, Marie Cantlon (2006). The Encyclopedia of Women and Religion in North America. Indiana University Press. ISBN 0-253-34685-1.
- Wilson, Jeff (2000). The Buddhist Guide to New York. Macmillan. ISBN 0-312-26715-0.