Cave in the Snow by Vicki Mackenzie

By Vicki Mackenzie

This is the really good tale of Tenzin Palmo, a striking girl who spent 12 years on my own in a cave 13,000 ft up within the Himalayas.
At the age of 20, Diane Perry, trying to fill a void in her existence, entered a monastery in India--the in basic terms girl among thousands of monks---and started her conflict opposed to the unfairness that had excluded ladies from enlightenment for hundreds of thousands of years.

Thirteen years later, Diane Perry a.k.a. Tenzin Palmo secluded herself in a distant cave 13,000 ft up within the Himalayas, the place she stayed for twelve years. In her mountain retreat, she face unbelievable chilly, wild animals, floods, snow and rockfalls, grew her personal nutrients and slept in a conventional wood meditation field, 3 ft sq.. She by no means lay down.

Tenzin emerged from the cave with a selection to construct a convent in northern India to restore the Togdenma lineage, a long-forgotten lady religious elite. She has traveled worldwide to discover help for her reason, assembly with non secular leaders from the Pope to Desmond Tutu. She agreed to inform her tale in simple terms to Vicky Mackenzie and a section of the royalties from this booklet may also help in the direction of the of entirety of her convent.

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It had apparendy appeared there spontaneously several cenruries earlier, ha\"lng moved itself from the oppome side of the valley, Its form still clearly visible to the perceptive eye. A nd down the wa y. not fa r from the ca ve.

It rook ages. And nobody spoke English. Choegyal and 1 would communicate m "Tiblish". That was the thing With Khamtrul Rinpoche. He wasn't a hip lama who wanted to attract a large group of Western followers. ' Eventually she would be able to hold prolonged conversations In Tibetan and read the texts fluently, actually prefernng them to the translations, which, she said, lost nearly all of the poetry and the soanng Inspirational flavour of the orlgmals. But for now gammg meanmg from the unfamiliar SCript was a decided ordeal.

Only the rushing grey-green waters of the Bhaga river below, the whistle of the wind and che occasional flap of a bird's wing broke the quietness. To her right was a small jumper forest, which could provide fuel. To her left, about a quarter of a mile away, was a spring, gurgling out from between some rocks, a vital source of fresh, clean water. And behind her was yet more mountain towering over her like a sentinel. For all the awesome power of her surroundings, and the extreme isolation, the cave and Its surroundings felt peaceful and benign, as though the mighty mountains offered security by their sheer size and solidity, although this, of course, was an ]lIuslon - mountains being as impermanent as everything else made of 'compounded phenomena' .

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