Cave in the Snow: A Western Woman's Quest for Enlightenment

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Bloomsbury, 1998 - Buddhism - 210 pages
"This is the incredible story of Tenzin Palmo, a remarkable woman who spent 12 years alone in a cave 13,000 feet up in the Himalayas. At the age of 20, Diane Perry, looking to fill a void in her life, entered a monastery in India--the only woman amongst hundreds of monks--and began her battle against the prejudice that had excluded women from enlightenment for thousands of years. Thirteen years later, Diane Perry a.k.a. Tenzin Palmo secluded herself in a remote cave 13,000 feet up in the Himalayas, where she stayed for twelve years. In her mountain retreat, she face unimaginable cold, wild animals, floods, snow and rockfalls, grew her own food and slept in a traditional wooden meditation box, three feet square. She never lay down. Tenzin emerged from the cave with a determination to build a convent in northern India to revive the Togdenma lineage, a long-forgotten female spiritual elite. She has traveled around the world to find support for her cause, meeting with spiritual leaders from the Pope to Desmond Tutu. She agreed to tell her story only to Vicky Mackenzie and a portion of the royalties from this book will help towards the completion of her convent."--

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Cave in the Snow is an exceptional book that will deepen your inner knowing and enrich your life. It is a story of holistic knowlege and experiences of spirit. I was profoundly touched by the honesty and authenticity of Tenzin Palmo. Vicki Mackenzies book opens minds and nourishes souls. Read full review

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Cave in the Snow describes one woman's quest for enlightenment in the patriarchal world of 1960s Tibetan Buddhism. Tenzin Palmo spent 12 years in retreat, living in a cave in the Himalayas. Cave in ... Read full review

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