Patricia Dravis Greene began Zen and martial arts training in 1975. Her Zen teachers were Tenzan Gensho Rokoji (Toyoda Shihan), Tenshin Tanouye Roshi, and Kyoen Honda Roshi, from whom she received inka. She started practicing martial arts in Aikido and eventually expanded to Tai Chi and Hojo training.
In 1989, Patricia moved to Honolulu, Hawaii, to train with Tanouye Roshi at Daihonzan Chozen-ji, a headquarters temple in the Rinzai Zen lineage. While under his training and encouragement, Patricia studied cooking, including traditional Zen temple cooking and ikebana (flower arranging). She moved with her family in 2006 to Spring Green, Wisconsin, to help start the Spring Green Dojo where she now serves as tenzo (temple cook).