Sunday, January 13, 2008

Pema Chodron

I'm going to a weekend with Pema Chordon at the end of May at the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, NY. I have been reading a lot of Ani Pema, as she is known with her honorific. I've been reading a lot of her this fall and I find her teachings enormously useful.

All in the Same Boat on May 30, 2008 at the Omega Institute
Ani Pema is so popular and speaks so rarely -- she is in very bad health -- that this weekend will sell out pretty quickly. I believe about half of the 500 spots are still available, but if you want to go you should sign up soon.

Ani Pema might be called a "bridge person," as Lisel Burns, the woman from Brooklyn Ethical Culture who married us, called people who are able to help disparate communities connect. She studied for years under Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, a Tibetan Buddhist. She's been able to interpret the traditional teachings into a more accessible language for us gringos.

This is her website with lots of useful teachings.
This is an interview with her that originally ran in the Sun magazine.
This is Ani Pema on Bill Moyers.

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