Pema Chodron is an American Buddhist nun in the lineage of Chogyam Trungpa. She is resident teacher at Gampo Abbey in Nova Scotia, the first Tibetan monastery in North America established for Westerners. She is the author of many books and audiobooks, including the best-selling When Things Fall Apart and Don't Bite the Hook.
"Whatever your folly--anger or fear or jealousy or melancholy--Ch dr n teaches that freedom from it lies in 'getting to know it completely, with some kind of softness, and learning how, once you've experienced it fully, to let go.'" --Brain Pickings
"This deceptively straightforward book is an excellent introduction to the thinking of a major Western Buddhist leader who gracefully bridges contemporary life with traditional practices."--Publishers Weekly