On the 30th anniversary of her ordination as a novice nun, Pema Chödrön shares her path as a practitioner, monastic, teacher, leader, and woman. A major theme is the power and blessing of observing monastic vows and discipline, and how this has served as a support for every aspect of her life. Highlights include receiving teachings from His Holiness the 16th Karmapa and Chögyam Trungpa. Pema also relates the challenge of being a Buddhist monastic in a secular world, becoming a well-known author and teacher, and her full ordination as a bhikshuni nun.
A Personal Journey