Much like Zen, Pema Chodron's interpretation of Tibetan Buddhism takes the form of a nontheistic spiritualism. In When
Things Fall Apart this head of a Tibetan monastery in Canada outlines some relevant and deceptively profound terms of
Tibetan Buddhism that are germane to modern issues. The key to all of these terms is accepting that in the final
analysis, life is groundless. By letting go, we free ourselves to face fear and obstacles and offer ourselves
unflinchingly to others. The graceful, conversational tone of Chodron's writing gives the impression of sitting on a
pillow across from her, listening to her everyday examples of Buddhist wisdom.