Pema Chodron is one of the most accessible Buddhist teachers in the modern world. Her work speaks to everyday life with a wisdom which is clear, concise and compassionate.
While in her mid-thirties, Pema Chodron 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, head of the Kagyu Lineage of Tibetan Buddhism, came to Scotland during the same period of time, from whom she received her ordination.
Pema Chodron, born Deirdre Blomfield-Brown. Pema has two children and three grandchildren.nd at that time, and Ani Pema received her ordination from him.