Pat George has over thirty years training in Zen Buddhism. She was given permission to teach by Barry Magid in 2004, and opened the Zen Center of Philadelphia in January,2005. Pat studied at Zen Mountain Monastery in Mt. Tremper, New York, with John Daido Loori for many years as a lay practitioner and for six years as a resident and monastic in training. Since then she has studied with Barry Magid in the Ordinary Mind School founded by Charlotte Joko Beck.On November 14th, 2009, Pat received full transmission in the Ordinary Mind School from Barry Magid. Pat was educated at the University of Delaware, Brown University, and New York University. A single mother for many years, Pat has mostly worked as a teacher, writer and editor.
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