The awesome woman for Wednesday, December 7, 2011 is Pema Chodron, whose previous post was eaten by Facebook. Again, my apologies to whomever profiled her first.
Pema Chodron (1936 - present) was born Deirdre Blomfield-Brown in NYC,
NY, USA, attended Miss Porter's School in CT and UC Berkely. She
married, twice, and had children, and she taught elementary school.
was after her second divorce that she traveled to the French Alps, met
Lama Chime Rinpoche and began studying buddhism. In 1974, she became a
novice nun, one of a very few western women to travel that path,
becoming fully ordained in 1981.http://www.shambhala.org/teachers/pema/biography.php 1974 was also the year she began to work with her root guru, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, whom she met in 1972, id.
Pema teaches much about fear, anger, and attachment, and she has been
instrumental in helping to establish a buddhist monastic tradition in
work resonates with many people, particularly, I think with other
women, maybe because she is so free with sharing her personal
experiences with a more traditional life path and the feelings she had
to confront in order to make changes.
Please see also: http://www.shambhala.org/teachers/pema/