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.
If you are familiar with her teachings as I am it is more of a refresher program. One of the major bullet points is our everyday uncertainty and how to effectively manage. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Christinaekrolak
Listening to Pema is always, for me, fun and uplifting. I love her sense of humor. One of the cd's in this set includes an interview. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Na
An excellent reminder of how to tap into our strength in times of hardship. Very practical explanations of how we get "stuck" and how to get "unstuck".Published 6 months ago by coehlita
In the interest of full disclosure, I have read and listened to Pema Chodron before and never feel that enriched. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Amy S. Vastola
I had originally listens to her being comfortable with uncertainty tapes, and they were much much better. This is just so so.Published 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
Due to this tape, I was able to move through being ill away from home, in a foreign country, meeting the discomforts of feeling lousy and resenting the hell out of being sick,... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Ann R. Levine
I didn't want a lecture I wanted a meditation for Trust of Angels, teachers and guides. So this one was not so good.Published 9 months ago by B. Segal
An important topic, a wonderful delivery and a great way to live. Pema Chodron is an j spitting teacher of this important way of thinking and living.Published 15 months ago by Joel W. Gaslin