The Places That Scare You: A Guide to Fearlessness in Difficult Times Character Descriptions

Pema Chödrön
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Pema Chodron

This person was ordained a Buddhist nun in 1974, and is now a resident teacher at Gampo Abbey, in Nova Scotia.

Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche

This was the eleventh in the line of Trungpa tulkus, a lineage of the Kagyu school, one of the principle schools of Tibetan Buddhism. After being exiled from Tibet, this person studied at Oxford and formed a monastery in Scotland in 1967, the first Tibetan monastery in the west.

Buddha

Though born into a life of luxury, this person broke from material life circumstances and began teaching a path between indulgence and pious austerity.

Bodhisattva

This describes an enlightened being or enlightened warrior who, though capable, refrains from entering nirvana in order to help others achieve enlightenment.

Atisha Dipankara Shrijnana

This Buddhist teacher, born sometime around the 1st millennium CE, was closely associated with the lojong slogans which they translated from the Hindi and...

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