Cave in the Snow: Tenzin Palmo's Quest for Enlightenment / Edition 1

Cave in the Snow: Tenzin Palmo's Quest for Enlightenment / Edition 1

by Vicki Mackenzie
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1582340455

ISBN-13: 9781582340456

Pub. Date: 09/28/1999

Publisher: Bloomsbury USA

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781582340456
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
09/28/1999
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
389,573
Product dimensions:
5.56(w) x 8.24(h) x 0.60(d)

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