Wednesday, February 23, 2011
The Remarkable Pema Chodren, On Peace
If we want there to be peace in the world, we have to be brave enough to soften what is rigid in our hearts, to find the soft spot and stay with it. We have to have that kind of courage and take that kind of responsibility. That’s the true practice of peace. ~Practicing Peace in Times of War
Pema Chödrön (born Deirdre Blomfield-Brown) is an American woman who was ordained as a Buddhist nun in the tradition of Tibetan Buddhism in 1981, and a teacher in the lineage of Chögyam Trungpa.
Pema Chödrön was born in or around 1936 in New York City. She attended Miss Porters School in Farmington, Connecticut and graduated from the University of California, Berkeley. She worked as an elementary school teacher in California and New Mexico before her conversion to Buddhism.
I've been enjoying her words lately. As the world seems to speed up, it's a pleasure to slow down and let her words unravel before me. Cool stuff, this universe, enjoy!
Photos taken in West Chelsea, New York City 2010