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A story of perseverance

  • Featuring: Pema Choden & Dan Hudson
  • Date Submitted: Apr 13, 2024
  • Location: California

Dan Hudson, a Chaplin for Providence St. Johns in Santa Monica, California spoke with his colleague Pema Choden, the director of the laboratory at St. John's. Pema reveals her family's connection to the Dalai Lama. She also shared the story of her parents escape from Tibet in 1959 and settled in India. Pema's oldest sister was given an opportunity to come to the U.S. on a scholarship and eventually the rest of the family followed. Pema feels a moral responsibility to work hard and remember the struggles of Tibetans in Tibet. Edit credit: Alison Jacques


  • Dan Hudson
  • Pema Choden
  • Tibet
  • Dalai Lama
  • Opportunities