Pema Chodron: Thrown out of the nest
To be fully alive, fully human, and completely awake is to be continually thrown out of the nest.
Pema Chödrön (born Deirdre Blomfield-Brown, New York, July 14, 1936) is an American Tibetan Buddhist. She is an ordained nun, acharya and disciple of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Chodron has written several books and is the director of the Gampo Abbey in Nova Scotia, Canada.