Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Ane Pema Chodron

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. 

Ane 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.

It 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. 1974 was also the year she began to work with her root guru, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, whom she met in 1972, id.

Ane Pema teaches much about fear, anger, and attachment, and she has been instrumental in helping to establish a buddhist monastic tradition in the west.ödrön

Her 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.

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