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Cave in the Snow: Tenzin Palmo's Quest for Enlightenment


Diane Perry led an average childhood in London's East End until, in her teens, in the 1950s, she converted to Buddhism. Journalist Vicki Mackenzie ... Show synopsis

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kamala s

Gripping Story of Courage

by kamala s on Mar 8, 2012

Tenzin Palmo is my spiritual heroine. She is a Buddhist legend and a champion of the right of women to attain spiritual enlightenment. Daughter of a fishmonger from London's East End, she reveals her inner conflict early in life over love for a man and her calling.She chooses the latter and spends 12 years in a cave, secluded up in the Himalayas, never laying down. The story is told with humor and lightheartedness. I was fortunate to meet her in Santa Cruz a few years ago. Awesome!

by jigme on Apr 6, 2007

Even if this book did not contain a fascinating story of spiritual discovery, it would be commendable enough as a story of great adventure in the Himalayas. But the real story here is the intense inner journey of a woman who abandoned a Western life in favor of the robes of a TIbetan Buddhist nun, culminating in her twelve year solitary retreat in an ancient mountain cave. Tenzin Palmo is one of today's most revered teachers of Buddhism, and one of the few females to enjoy such an exalted reputation, but this is no feminist fable. Instead it is the tale of a sort of "everywoman" who transcends the bounds of gender to demonstrate the immense potential of every human being to transform their lives and awareness. Highly recommended.

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