The Counselor

In order to meet the needs of former political prisoners and other Tibetan refugees who have experienced catastrophic trauma or suffer from clinical depression, the Department of Health of the Central Tibetan Administration established the Torture Survivor's Program. There, Pema Choedon is one of a small staff of counselors who continue to search for their own peace, while reaching out to the special needs of those around them. "Pema" is Tibetan for lotus flower.