Personal reflections and life stories from 12 contemporary female Tibetan Buddhist teachers, both Westerners and Tibetans, who share insights into how they discovered their true calling, overcame barriers, and developed the courage, determination, and wisdom to progress on the spiritual path.
What drives a young London librarian to board a ship to India, meditate in a remote cave by herself for twelve years, and then build a flourishing nunnery in the Himalayas? How does a surfer girl from Malibu become the head of the main international organization for Buddhist women? Why does the daughter of a music executive in Santa Monica dream so vividly of peacocks one night that she chases these images to Nepal, where she finds the love of her life in an unconventional young Tibetan master?
The women featured in Dakini PowerÃ¢ÂÂcontemporary teachers of Tibetan Buddhism, both Asians and Westerners, who teach in the WestÃ¢ÂÂhave been universally recognized as accomplished practitioners and brilliant teachers whose life stories demonstrate their immense determination and bravery. Meeting them in this book, readers will be inspired to let go of old fears, explore new paths, and lead the lives they envision.
Featured here are:
ÃÂ ÃÂ ÃÂ Ã¢ÂÂ¢ Jetsun Khandro Rinpoche (This Precious Life)
ÃÂ ÃÂ ÃÂ Ã¢ÂÂ¢ÃÂ Dagmola Sakya (Princess in the Land of Snows)
ÃÂ ÃÂ ÃÂ Ã¢ÂÂ¢ Jetsun Tenzin Palmo (Diane Perry) (Into the Heart of Life)
ÃÂ ÃÂ ÃÂ Ã¢ÂÂ¢ÃÂ Pema ChÃÂ¶drÃÂ¶n (Deirdre Blomfield-Brown) (When Things Fall Apart; Start Where You Are)
ÃÂ ÃÂ ÃÂ Ã¢ÂÂ¢ÃÂ Khandro Tsering ChÃÂ¶dron (most familiar to readers as the late aunt of Sogyal Rinpoche, author of The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying)
ÃÂ ÃÂ ÃÂ Ã¢ÂÂ¢ÃÂ Thubten Chodron (Cherry Greene) (Buddhism for Beginners; Taming the Mind)
ÃÂ ÃÂ ÃÂ Ã¢ÂÂ¢ÃÂ Karma Lekshe Tsomo (Patricia Zenn) (Buddhism Through American Women Ã¢ÂÂs Eyes)
ÃÂ ÃÂ ÃÂ Ã¢ÂÂ¢ÃÂ Chagdud Khadro (Jane Dedman) (P Ã¢ÂÂhowa Commentary; Life in Relation to Death)
ÃÂ ÃÂ ÃÂ Ã¢ÂÂ¢ÃÂ Sangye Khandro (Nanci Gay Gustafson) (Meditation, Transformation, and Dream Yoga)
ÃÂ ÃÂ ÃÂ Ã¢ÂÂ¢ÃÂ Roshi Joan Halifax (Being with Dying)
ÃÂ ÃÂ ÃÂ Ã¢ÂÂ¢ Lama Tsultrim Allione (Joan RousmaniÃÂ¨re Ewing) (Women of Wisdom; Feeding Your Demons)
ÃÂ ÃÂ ÃÂ Ã¢ÂÂ¢ÃÂ Elizabeth Mattis-Namgyel (The Power of an Open Question)
About: How 12 Tibetan Buddhist Teachers Succeed in Merging East and West - including Pema ChÃ¶drÃ¶n, Joan Halifax, and Thubten Chodron, among othersPersonal reflections and life stories from 12 contemporary female Tibetan Buddhist teachers, both Westerners and Tibetans, who share insights into how they discovered their true calling, overcame barriers, and developed the courage, determination, and wisdom to progress on the spiritual path.
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