Pema Choedroen is an American Buddhist nun in the lineage of Choegyam Trungpa and resident teacher at Gampo Abbey in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, the first Tibetan Buddhist monastery in North America. She is the author of numerous best-selling books, including The Places That Scare You and Living Beautifully.
"Perhaps what makes Pema's message resonate so strongly with
people, no matter what their religion or spiritual path, is its
universality. Each of us has experienced heartache; how we interact
with that feeling, Pema says, can create the possibility of a more
--O, The Oprah Magazine
"As one of Pema Choedroen's grateful students, I have been learning the most pressing and necessary lesson of all: how to keep opening wider my own heart."
--Alice Walker, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and activist