Ani Pema Chödrön was born Deirdre Blomfield-Brown in 1936, in New York City. She attended Miss Porter's School in Connecticut and graduated from the University of California at Berkeley. She taught as an elementary school teacher for many years in both New Mexico and California. Pema has two children and three grandchildren.
While in her mid-thirties, Ani Pema traveled to the French Alps and encountered Lama Chime Rinpoche, with whom she studied for several years. She became a novice nun in 1974 while studying with Lama Chime in London. His Holiness the Sixteenth Karmapa came to Scotland at that time, and Ani Pema received her ordination from him.
Pema is a modern day genius. This is very good sound qualityPublished 5 days ago by life in the raw lane
An insightful presentation. Pema is great at providing practical guidance and does a great job sharing her frailty with her audience.Published 4 months ago by Kim Kempton
Pema allows you to live your life without the stress so often imposed by others. A must read in this fast paced if you wish for peace.Published 5 months ago by Deb D.
Pema chodron is amazing. Funny and charismatic, I recommend her to EVERYONE. This is a replacement, I have owned it before.Published 6 months ago by Becky Coate
I really loved the delivery and explanations. Pema's voice is so warm and compassionate and at the same time really great at teaching.Published 6 months ago by Gwendolyn Gates
I really love Pema Chodron's down to Earth strategies and explanations. I listen to this audio recording over and over because it offers such a comfortable guide to my thoughts... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Harmonica Jones
At first I was sure I would not be able to listen to this, the voice was that sickening sweet fake sound I can't stand. I realize this is a personal issue though. Read morePublished 6 months ago by TracyIN Alaska