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Quest for enlightenment,
This review is from: Cave in the Snow: A Western Woman's Quest for Enlightenment (Paperback)
A fascinating account of the second western woman to become a Tibetan Buddhist nun, and her subsequent life as first the secretary of the Khamtrul Rinpoche and then later, the long period of in total 12 years, that she spent mostly in retreat in a cave at over 12,000ft in Lahoul which is the other side of the mountains to the Kulu Valley in India.
The book slightly suffers from the writing, and perhaps towards the end digresses into the politics of gender within religion, but nothing can take away the achievement of Tenzin Palmo, a lady from a poor East End of London upbringing, who has steadfastly worked to achieve enlightenment in female form.
If nothing else its a remarkable story, if only Tenzin Palmo had written it herself, although she has written on Buddhist teachings as she now travels the world raising money for a Nunnery in India