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Self-knowledge leads away from self-absorption and towards the luxury of being able to forget yourself.

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A bit about Pema Chodron ...

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,[1] and a teacher in the lineage of Chögyam Trungpa. A prolific author, she has conducted workshops, seminars, and meditation retreats in Europe, Australia, and throughout North America. She is resident and teacher of Gampo Abbey, a monastery in rural Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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