Dakini Power – Twelve Extraordinary Women Shaping the Transmission of Tibetan Buddhism in the West

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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 famed music executive in Santa Monica dream so vividly of peacocks one night that she chases these images all the way to Nepal where she finds the love of her life in an unconventional young Tibetan master?

These are some of the fascinating biographies in this book, which was published in 2013 by such as Pema Chodron, Khandro Rinpoche, Roshi Joan Halifax, Lama Tsultrim Allione, and others.. Twelve stories of courage, determination and wisdom.

Dakini Power is the first and only book to feature the life stories of the most accomplished female Tibetan Buddhist teachers who bring fresh insights into Buddhism in the West. Their absorbing, personal and provocative accounts provide surprising insights into what this age-old tradition of wisdom can offer to modern seekers.

Featured here are:
Jetsun Khandro Rinpoche (This Precious Life)
Dagmola Sakya (Princess in the Land of Snows)
Jetsun Tenzin Palmo/Diane Perry (Into the Heart of Life)
Pema Chödrön/Deirdre Blomfield-Brown (When Things Fall ApartStart Where You Are)
Khandro Tsering Chödron (late aunt of Sogyal Rinpoche, author of The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying)
Thubten Chodron/Cherry Greene (Buddhism for BeginnersTaming the Mind)
Karma Lekshe Tsomo/Patricia Zenn (Buddhism Through American Women ’s Eyes)
Chagdud Khadro/Jane Dedman (P ’howa CommentaryLife in Relation to Death)
Sangye Khandro/Nanci Gay Gustafson (MeditationTransformation, and Dream Yoga)
Roshi Joan Halifax (Being with Dying)
Lama Tsultrim Allione/Joan Rousmanière Ewing (Women of Wisdom; Feeding Your Demons)
Elizabeth Mattis-Namgyel (The Power of an Open Question)

Paperback 344 pages

Publisher: Snow Lion, 2013