The Pema Chodron Foundation supports:

Gampo Abbey

Pema Chodron’s home monastery, Gampo Abbey in Nova Scotia, exemplifies the beauty and depth that such a contemplative community can offer to the Western world, and to all who come in contact with it. . . . [Read More]

Monastic Life

Pema is dedicated to supporting the tradition of monastic life that has been so meaningful to her. For the past 2,500 years, the monastic tradition has offered a living example of the profound beauty and wisdom of contemplative life. Pema is dedicated to supporting monastic communities wherever they may be, both in the West and in the East. She’s particularly dedicated to doing whatever she can to make it possible for nuns to have the same opportunities for deep study and practice as monks have always had. Our support of the nuns will ensure that they’ll be able to learn, master, and pass down this tradition that could otherwise be lost. We’re delighted to be able to support these remarkable women who will go on to inspire and train many like them in the future.  . . . [Read More]

The Book Initiative

This initiative aims to make Pema’s books available to underserved individuals, and the organizations that serve them, free of charge. This program is for the benefit of those who have no access to Pema’s teachings, and to groups and not-for-profit organizations who serve people in need. . . . [Read More]