Pema Chödrön (born Deirdre Blomfield-Brown, July 14, 1936) is an American Tibetan Buddhist. She is an ordained nun, former acharya of Shambhala Buddhism and disciple of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Chödrön has written several dozen books and audiobooks, and is principal teacher at Gampo Abbey in Nova Scotia, Canada.
“It isn’t the things that happen to us in our lives that cause us to suffer, it is how we relate to the things that happen to use that causes us to suffer.” Pema Chodron
“It is unconditional compassion for ourselves that leads to unconditional compassion for others.” Pema Chodron