CAVE IN THE SNOW Vicki Mackenzie

by: Vicki Mackenzie

In 1976 Diane Perry, who became known as Tenzin Palmo upon her ordination as a Buddhist nun, secluded herself in a remote cave, 13,200 feet up in the Himalayas, cut off from the world by mountains and snow. There she engaged in twelve years of intense Buddhist meditation. She faced unimaginable cold, wild animals, near-starvation and avalanches; she grew her own food and slept in a traditional wooden meditation box, three-feet-square - she never lay down. Her goal was to gain enlightenment as a woman. She emerged from the cave with a vision to build a convent in northern India dedicated to helping women achieve spiritual excellence, overcoming the prejudice and discrimination faced by women on the spiritual path. She tells her story to Vicki Mackenzie with candour, humour and clarity. Cave in the Snow is a story of courage, phenomenal persistence, and the rewards of spiritual devotion. 218pp, 122mm x 196mm, illustrated, Paperback, 1999

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