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Book Giveaway: Dakini Power

March 29, 2013

Book coverWhat 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 Power—contemporary teachers of Tibetan Buddhism, both Asians and Westerners, who teach in the West—have 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.

This is your chance to receive a free copy of Dakini Power: Twelve Extraordinary Women Shaping the Transmission of Buddhism in the West by Michaela Haas. Just leave a comment below. A random winner will be chosen next Friday, April 5 at 12PM EST. Please note that your comments must be approved before they will appear below. Congrats to Julia! Thanks for all of your comments, everyone. Please come back for more giveaways soon.


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165 Responses to Book Giveaway: Dakini Power

  • Marie says:

    Women power! I appreciate that Buddhism recognizes strong intelligent women.

    Posted on March 29, 2013 at 6:48 pm

  • Monique Chenier says:

    Pema Chodron saved my life and changed my mind. I will buy the book even if I don't win.
    Monique

    Posted on March 30, 2013 at 6:04 am

  • Eileen Clark says:

    Would love to have a copy of this book. These stories about the women of Buddhism need to be told and known so things change and culture makes more room for everyone. Thanks so much for writing this important story.

    Posted on March 30, 2013 at 6:06 am

  • Amy says:

    Would love to win this book

    Posted on March 30, 2013 at 6:11 am

  • Laura Garson says:

    Good Morning, I am grateful for the opportunity to read this book. Thank you. Bless you.

    Posted on March 30, 2013 at 6:12 am

  • judy shepps battle says:

    Forever women have been following their soul-calls and affecting life physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Seven decades of living on this earth has taught me that we all unfold and follow/become our truths even when we fight the very idea (and maybe especially when we fight this awareness). I really would love to read this book. Thank you.

    Posted on March 30, 2013 at 6:13 am

  • John Munroe says:

    The re-emergence of the Feminine is the signature feature of our time. That this reclaims the non-discriminatory nature of awakening for all beings makes this theme and this book a top priority for the new era of egalitarian, group-oriented buddhadharma.

    Posted on March 30, 2013 at 6:16 am

  • Tara Shell says:

    This looks like a fascinating book and a great read! I am looking forward to reading it! Thanks for sharing the inspiration.

    Posted on March 30, 2013 at 6:16 am

  • Isi Morgan-Giles says:

    The above description of this book has made me curios to read on!

    Posted on March 30, 2013 at 6:17 am

  • silas says:

    I first found out about the Dakini in James Redfield's third book in the Celestine Prophecy saga. I can say that this is a powerful concept and once you open yourself to this world you realize the extent to which we are constantly being guided.

    Posted on March 30, 2013 at 6:21 am

  • Jeani Nusom says:

    Thank you! I would feel blessed to have a glorious book as such please! Namastee

    Posted on March 30, 2013 at 6:21 am

  • Stephen Maxwell says:

    Om Tara tutara ture soha.

    Posted on March 30, 2013 at 6:22 am

  • Jeff Stroud says:

    My belief since I was young was that women were the power for change in the world.

    Posted on March 30, 2013 at 6:29 am

  • Tsering Ukyab says:

    I'd love to read and own a copy of this book. We don't see a lot of female figures in Buddhism so it would be great to learn about female roles in Buddhism. Also having only read Dharma books authored by Tibetan Rinpoches, it would be refreshing to read one written by a Westerner.

    Posted on March 30, 2013 at 6:34 am

  • Barry Patterson says:

    Emaho!

    Posted on March 30, 2013 at 6:38 am

  • Aneta says:

    They must be great stories of women searchers :).

    Posted on March 30, 2013 at 6:42 am

  • Minna Stenroos says:

    Thank You for such great collection of most inspirational stories of contemporary history of the Buddhism in the West.

    Posted on March 30, 2013 at 6:50 am

  • Catherine Ghosh says:

    I am fascinated to read about how these women transplant an ancient tradition to the west by successfully communicating its value in dynamic ways tangible to contemporary audiences.

    Posted on March 30, 2013 at 6:53 am

  • Flying Yogini says:

    This book looks terrific! Fingers and toes crossed!

    Posted on March 30, 2013 at 6:56 am

  • maria ahlin says:

    thank you for this wonderful opportunity

    Posted on March 30, 2013 at 6:57 am

  • C Pearce says:

    It is wonderful how more and more researchers are looking at the roles females are playing and not simply focusing on the roles of the males. Books like this are most welcome.

    Posted on March 30, 2013 at 7:01 am

  • Tricia E. Bratton says:

    I look forward to reading this book--I live in England and am part of the Triratna Buddhist Movement--my sangha is in Manchester. I love Pema and many of the other women teachers--am not working now and focusing on my spiritual development and my writing practice. I would welcome the chance to have a copy of this book.

    Posted on March 30, 2013 at 7:15 am

  • Raluca Anghel says:

    I would like so much to read the book!!!!!! I ve been following some of the women mentioned in the book on internet and I would like to learn more about their lives and path. They are an inspiring exemple for anyone, not just for Buddhist practitioners. Jayho.

    Posted on March 30, 2013 at 7:16 am

  • Isabelle Jacobs says:

    Hello,
    As a woman in the Dharma i personally find it very encouraging to see that there are more stories of accomplished women being published so that we're not completely having to rely on life stories of mostly male teachers. There is a subtle difference i would say. Thank you,
    Isabelle

    Posted on March 30, 2013 at 7:24 am

  • Jill Siegel says:

    I would love to receive a copy of "Dakini Power"!

    Posted on March 30, 2013 at 7:29 am

  • Sybil Power says:

    I have always been inspired by these amazing women and in awe of their journeys. It is a journey that I have also been called to recently so this book is timely and a sign.

    Posted on March 30, 2013 at 7:31 am

  • Tanya Rudd says:

    And book I would love to share with my daughters.

    Posted on March 30, 2013 at 7:32 am

  • Dina Adames says:

    I love shambhala publicacions is full of amazing advise. I love reading your books.

    Posted on March 30, 2013 at 7:33 am

  • Janice Hill says:

    its my birthday celebration 21 april!

    Posted on March 30, 2013 at 7:36 am

  • Kim Nixon says:

    I am reading more often, getting away from the laptop, television, and feeding my mind. Would love to win.

    Posted on March 30, 2013 at 7:38 am

  • carolyn madison says:

    I recently read a review of this book and I just said "I must read this," looked it up on Amazon to find out it is not released yet! To read the stories of these incredible women, I just cannot wait. These Buddhist women are so inspirational! Carolyn

    Posted on March 30, 2013 at 7:43 am

  • Helen Larsson says:

    DAKINI POWER sounds so thrillingly exciting and I would love to read it!

    Posted on March 30, 2013 at 7:44 am

  • Tamie Lew says:

    I so need a copy of your book please. I want to live the life I envision with passion and love.

    Posted on March 30, 2013 at 7:44 am

  • Nidhi says:

    I would like to receive the copy of this book .

    Posted on March 30, 2013 at 7:50 am

  • Emily Loupe says:

    I am so looking forward to reading this book

    Posted on March 30, 2013 at 7:52 am

  • Filipa says:

    Hello,I would Love to read this book :-) !

    Posted on March 30, 2013 at 8:02 am

  • Lenie Wadleigh says:

    this looks like a very good read, I am putting this on my list

    Posted on March 30, 2013 at 8:04 am

  • K. Mitchell says:

    Sounds amazing and inspiring as I hear so much about the female having a less fortunate rebirth to receive and practice dharma!

    Posted on March 30, 2013 at 8:05 am

  • Clara Sayre says:

    I am so excited about this book...even if I don't win a copy, I'll be buying one. I have spent the last five years flirting with and studying Buddhism on my own...trying to find out if this is what resonates with me (and every step of the way is a resounding YES). I grew up in the Christian tradition, but have found it lacking and unfulfilling for me. As a woman, I am thrilled that this book is in existence and I look forward to its wisdom.

    Posted on March 30, 2013 at 8:09 am

  • Paula Pothier says:

    This celebration of divine feminine wisdom manifesting in these extra-extraordinary yet ordinary modern women couldn't possibly be more timely. I'm so looking forward to reading it. Dakini blessings to all who helped bring this book into being.

    Posted on March 30, 2013 at 8:09 am

  • julie says:

    I'm happy to see this published, and am excited to read it!

    Posted on March 30, 2013 at 8:11 am

  • Victoria Starbuck says:

    Thank you for recognizing the spiritual leadership of women. How timely in a political climate that would turn back the clock of the material world!

    Posted on March 30, 2013 at 8:14 am

  • Lois says:

    Thank you for bringing us this book on the women of Tibetan Buddhism.

    Posted on March 30, 2013 at 8:16 am

  • Talya Davies says:

    I am interested in this book having read 'Women of Wisdom' by Tsultrim Allione which is in a similar vein.

    Posted on March 30, 2013 at 8:22 am

  • Gwen wolverton-diggs says:

    So inspiring <3

    Posted on March 30, 2013 at 8:22 am

  • Susan Rees Roaquist says:

    THANK YOU Shambhala, THANK YOU for everything! You are the find of my life! No kidding :-)

    Posted on March 30, 2013 at 8:22 am

  • Kevin Burgess says:

    _/|\_ <3 Namaste'

    Posted on March 30, 2013 at 8:24 am

  • Ann Viveros says:

    I can't wait to read about these women. Looks like Shambhala has added another amazing book to its list.

    Posted on March 30, 2013 at 8:26 am

  • Nora Yuliani says:

    Curious about how western dakini wrote about dakini herself :)

    Posted on March 30, 2013 at 8:37 am

  • Douglas Kelshaw says:

    I hope to win a copy of this book. I am on a disability income and I know a friend who would enjoy this as a gift.

    Posted on March 30, 2013 at 8:40 am

  • Diane D'Angelo says:

    The gift of the West to Buddhism will be the influence of women. Pema Chodron, Tara Brach and Sharon Salzberg have impacted my life profoundly.

    Posted on March 30, 2013 at 8:42 am

  • Dana Schutte says:

    Great to see some of the amazing women sharing the teachings recognized.

    Posted on March 30, 2013 at 8:44 am

  • Jillian Patricia says:

    How wonderful that women's voices are being highlighted and heard! It's still rare to find a local Buddhist woman teacher in this world. This new book will help make their experiences and teachings accessible to many. Thank you. Tashi Delek!

    Posted on March 30, 2013 at 8:49 am

  • Marilyn Bukas says:

    This books sounds so inspirational and amazing. I would love to read it.

    Posted on March 30, 2013 at 8:56 am

  • Kaitlin Kaiser says:

    I would like to win!

    Posted on March 30, 2013 at 8:59 am

  • Joanne Williams says:

    While I've purchased several books from Shambala, I'm still very much in what feels to be an embryonic place of understanding. As a woman, as someone just entering retirement and so a wide-open stage of life, I'd enjoy reading these perspectives. Thanks for the opportunity.

    Posted on March 30, 2013 at 9:03 am

  • Jane Vogel says:

    This looks fabulous - and timely!

    Posted on March 30, 2013 at 9:05 am

  • Jonathan Fuentes es says:

    As a spiritual practitioner and human beings, women have had an immense influence on my life. Ranging from my mother, teachers, partner, and even my spiritual teacher and friend. Remarkable women mystics, such as St. Teresa of Avila, Lady Tsogyal, and Jeanne de Salzmann, are gifts sent from Above. I strongly revere the wisdom and devotion of the female polarity, and the subjects explored in this book would be highly enjoyable to read. I would be grateful to receive it. I am an eighteen year old male. Thank you.

    Posted on March 30, 2013 at 9:10 am

  • Tom Hlas says:

    A timely book that needs its story told especially today when women have less than second place in so many spiritual traditions.

    Posted on March 30, 2013 at 9:23 am

  • Chaya Rakofsky says:

    Totally looking forward to reading this book!

    Posted on March 30, 2013 at 9:25 am

  • Scott Wyzgoski says:

    This book sounds really interesting and inspiring.

    Posted on March 30, 2013 at 9:48 am

  • colleen gilgenbach says:

    Looks like a great read

    Posted on March 30, 2013 at 9:56 am

  • Mary Ann Tettemer says:

    Am really excited about this publication. I have heard teachings from a number of these amazing women & their stories deserve to be told. I'm sure this will be an incredibly inspiring book.

    Posted on March 30, 2013 at 9:57 am

  • Virginie Danglades says:

    I've been fascinated by the Dakini power since I heard Pema Chodron talking about her experience with Dakini bliss in one of her lectures. I'm always eager to read and learn more about the Dakinis.

    Virginie

    Posted on March 30, 2013 at 10:00 am

  • Lori says:

    Looks like a great book!

    Posted on March 30, 2013 at 10:00 am

  • Julia says:

    I would love to learn more about female leaders in Buddhism!

    Posted on March 30, 2013 at 10:03 am

  • Danie B. says:

    Can't wait for this book to come out!

    Posted on March 30, 2013 at 10:16 am

  • Tracy says:

    Looking forward to reading about the dakinis with whom i'm already familiar AND those with whom I'm not~

    Posted on March 30, 2013 at 10:17 am

  • isabelle says:

    it looks like an amazing book - I would love to win! Thank you!

    Posted on March 30, 2013 at 10:17 am

  • Trina S. says:

    I would love to own this book! I am looking for ways to make a difference in support of women; these stories sound inspiring.

    Posted on March 30, 2013 at 10:19 am

  • Gina Morrill Olson says:

    I would very much like to read this book.

    Posted on March 30, 2013 at 10:22 am

  • Alice says:

    Thanks for the cool contest. It sounds like a great book!

    Posted on March 30, 2013 at 10:30 am

  • Amy Pfifferling-Irons says:

    Just watched the trailer for this book and it looks awesome! I can't wait for its release.

    Posted on March 30, 2013 at 10:33 am

  • Mary Ann says:

    A wonderful idea for a book...even if I don´t win one, I will certainly buy one.

    Posted on March 30, 2013 at 10:36 am

  • Kylie Rodger says:

    What beautiful sounding stories! Thank you for the chance to win! :)

    Posted on March 30, 2013 at 10:37 am

  • Jennifer Joie Webster says:

    very engaging how the word is spread so many ways and it reaches us through the most unexpected people that cross our lives.This seems to be a very needed path for me too!

    Posted on March 30, 2013 at 10:38 am

  • Brenda says:

    It sounds like an amazing book.

    Posted on March 30, 2013 at 10:40 am

  • Sara May says:

    I'm intrigued by this book and would love to read it. The stories of these women sound so inspiring!

    Posted on March 30, 2013 at 10:56 am

  • Darlene Slatton says:

    I've sometimes dreamed of spending a year or two meditating in a remote cave. I'd love to read this book. I'd love to win this!

    Posted on March 30, 2013 at 11:00 am

  • Donna Bush says:

    This looks fantastic! I love hearing stories about how real people turned their lives over to Buddhism and found their way.

    Posted on March 30, 2013 at 11:03 am

  • greta mcmahon says:

    thank you for putting this beautiful book out in the world.I am so excited to read about the life stories of these remarkable and courageous women who inspires and encourages us with their wisdom of how to transform through difficult times.

    Posted on March 30, 2013 at 11:19 am

  • Angie says:

    I'm looking forward to reading this book!

    Posted on March 30, 2013 at 11:20 am

  • Trish McCormck says:

    This book fits with what's next for my life.

    Posted on March 30, 2013 at 11:20 am

  • Robi Robinson says:

    A valuable and important resource for women in Buddhism. How valuable and important for female practitioners to have role models, guides, reading and taking heart in their stories. Many blessings to those powerful women, dakinis, who have dedicated their lives to the Buddha's teachings. How blessed we are to know them through the release of this book! Thank you Michaela!
    in love and peace always - robi

    Posted on March 30, 2013 at 11:24 am

  • debra hiers says:

    answering the call of the dakinis, entering the here and now, no simple prank.

    Posted on March 30, 2013 at 11:26 am

  • Philip V Smith says:

    soft the breath of air
    rustles leaf and hair
    spinning round and round
    earth brushes space
    with grace
    gleaming blue and green
    made bright by distant sun.

    Posted on March 30, 2013 at 11:27 am

  • Bev Wolfe says:

    This book sounds wonderful! I most likely will buy myself a copy.

    Posted on March 30, 2013 at 11:28 am

  • Loretta says:

    Would love to read this inspiring book about personal transformation.

    Posted on March 30, 2013 at 11:31 am

  • Kerrie Siroki says:

    Om tare tutare ture soha

    Posted on March 30, 2013 at 11:33 am

  • Brent says:

    Looks like a very interesting book!

    Posted on March 30, 2013 at 11:33 am

  • Berenice Escobar says:

    I have had the great oportunity of meeting some of the wonderful and extraordinary teachers that are included in this new book. I am very happy about it and can't wait to read It!

    Posted on March 30, 2013 at 11:35 am

  • Roger Marlow says:

    Sounds like a wonderful read..... It would wonderful to receive a copy

    Posted on March 30, 2013 at 11:36 am

  • Katerina Kan says:

    I have been drawn to buddhism since I was 15 years old. I came to America at age 3 as a refugee from the Soviet Union within a non-religious family. I am grateful for this blank spirtual slate that allowed buddhism to find me and for me to find my highest truth through following this path, the realization of my abilities as a reiki healer and overall female kundalini powerhouse for my community. I hope to spread this wisdom for the rest of my life through healing modalities and simply sharing all the love and knowledge i possess!

    Posted on March 30, 2013 at 11:45 am

  • Ag Nurse says:

    This book sounds really interesting!

    Posted on March 30, 2013 at 11:47 am

  • scott stead says:

    Please:).

    Posted on March 30, 2013 at 11:59 am

  • Katharine says:

    It is such an inspiration to read about people who have lived according to their convictions!

    Posted on March 30, 2013 at 12:03 pm

  • Susi LIppuner says:

    I am SO eager to read this book, and would so love to receive this gift. Thank you for making this available!

    Posted on March 30, 2013 at 12:10 pm

  • Elizabeth Morris says:

    This is just the sort of inspiration I need!

    Posted on March 30, 2013 at 12:14 pm

  • Barry says:

    The book sounds wonderful. I would love to win a copy. I am based in the UK, so I hope that doesn't count me out..

    Posted on March 30, 2013 at 12:18 pm

  • David L Platzer says:

    Would love to read the book

    Posted on March 30, 2013 at 12:22 pm

  • Alan Stacy says:

    From the description this book will be inspiring and good material for a screenplay I am writing. Looking forward to reading it.

    Posted on March 30, 2013 at 12:24 pm

  • lelia says:

    I would love to read that book. Thank you! :)

    Posted on March 30, 2013 at 12:25 pm

  • Laurel deGrassi says:

    'tis a magical mystery tour of consciousness displaying itself in unbidden desires and situations that shift one's ordinary habitual focus. Fortunately, this shift is not gender, age or race related.

    Posted on March 30, 2013 at 12:34 pm

  • Vicki Bliss says:

    I think the 21st century is already seeing the manifestation of lots of Dakinis in action from all over the globe...this is our century!

    Posted on March 30, 2013 at 12:40 pm

  • Nancy Thompson says:

    so grateful for these extraordinary women and eager to read their stories!

    Posted on March 30, 2013 at 12:54 pm

  • Karen says:

    My thirst leads me

    Posted on March 30, 2013 at 12:56 pm

  • Jane Ewen says:

    I have always believed, if you don’t like a story then all you have to do is write your own, and within special awe inspired moments, I’ve been blessed to feel that anyone who is brave enough to follow their dreams will always have much to love and share...

    Posted on March 30, 2013 at 12:58 pm

  • Simona says:

    women have the power to change the world, I truly believe it. We need more women to be true to themselves- and believe in the power they have..

    Posted on March 30, 2013 at 1:04 pm

  • Penny Ranan says:

    Would love this book for inspirational purposes.

    Posted on March 30, 2013 at 1:05 pm

  • Ellie Austin says:

    I would like to read the book and learn more about these remarkable women.

    Posted on March 30, 2013 at 1:15 pm

  • Clark Hsu says:

    In many religions in the world, men seemed to be the prominent figure and the ones that hold the highest power and attainment. Women, often are forgotten and ignored due to many reasons. In the earlier days, women are thought to be inferior to men, but this is a huge mistake. I believe, especially in the path towards enlightenment, no woman is less than any man. This can already be seen in todays world. And this book is a clear illustration of such an emerging reality.

    Posted on March 30, 2013 at 1:31 pm

  • Jean Westgate says:

    Sounds like a wonderful and inspirational book.

    Posted on March 30, 2013 at 1:38 pm

  • Rehn Kovacic says:

    As the sun slowly sets—
    the mountains depart
    for the night.

    Posted on March 30, 2013 at 1:49 pm

  • Sarah says:

    I've been following Shambhala Buddhism for quite some time now and the teachings of Chogyam Trungpa.. I own several books from him and my newest red is Smile at Fear "Awakening the true heard of bravery".. I'm an advanced hiker and meditate in mountains in the sky.. I have a gorgeous Buddah tattoo on my right shoulder. These books have helped me through the most challenging times and have made me into a Warrior.I have changed my life for the better and these books seriously help me stay on my positive path. I would love to someday visit the Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles.. If I won that book.. I would be thrilled and enjoy every minute of it.. I have a gorgeous Buddah tattoo piece covering my right shoulder :)

    Posted on March 30, 2013 at 2:00 pm

  • Tiffany Shillingford says:

    I would very much enjoy reading this book as I am needing some refreshers for my meditative mind.

    Posted on March 30, 2013 at 2:01 pm

  • sarah pittoello says:

    As a female practitioner, more women mentors are always so helpful.

    warmly,
    Sarah

    Posted on March 30, 2013 at 2:28 pm

  • castellucci luciana says:

    looking forward to read your book, Michaela!!! brava brava!!! :))

    Posted on March 30, 2013 at 2:33 pm

  • jenny harris says:

    Thank you so much for shining this light!

    Posted on March 30, 2013 at 2:42 pm

  • John Stockton says:

    Nice to read about the distaff side of Buddhism, which starts to put things more into balance!

    Posted on March 30, 2013 at 2:51 pm

  • Pilar Suárez says:

    When a cat looks at you, whatever the cat sees, Is it you? or Is it the cat?

    Posted on March 30, 2013 at 3:01 pm

  • Tashi Tsomo says:

    Would love to read that book! Dakini power!

    Posted on March 30, 2013 at 3:06 pm

  • Shira says:

    Very interested to receive this book! Sounds great.

    Posted on March 30, 2013 at 3:11 pm

  • peter womersley says:

    my daughter is already brave and courageous but battling a head wind. I think the book would inspire her Its for her

    Posted on March 30, 2013 at 3:48 pm

  • Paula Brown says:

    I would love a chance to study this book. Maybe have a book club discussion on it.

    Posted on March 30, 2013 at 3:55 pm

  • Gina Clingerman says:

    Looks like a good read.

    Posted on March 30, 2013 at 4:08 pm

  • Raymond Gipson says:

    It is too bad that more people will not give Buddhism a chance to improve their lives, or at least give them the opportunity to change if they choose to by providing a path of great assistance.

    Posted on March 30, 2013 at 4:31 pm

  • Thomas Klien says:

    very interesting. love to read more of these great woman!

    Posted on March 30, 2013 at 5:09 pm

  • Kellene Manville says:

    I would really love to read this book = the trailer by Michaela Haas really got me inspired to learn more. I've known about and read many of Pema Chodron's books, but not the other Dakini's. I love learning more and more about all the different forms of Buddhism and traditions and meditations and would love to hear from the 12 women about how it has changed their lives, etc. Please consider me for the free book give-away. I just completed nursing school and work as an RN with elderly souls, and paying back my student loans. I am finding that my patience from meditation really comes in handy to slow me down, speak more slowly, listen more carefully and allow space for my patients/residents to think and respond to me. Wonder-full. Namaste.

    Posted on March 30, 2013 at 5:13 pm

  • Gertie says:

    would really like to read this book for inspiration from other women

    Posted on March 30, 2013 at 5:24 pm

  • jeane grondin (lobsang khandro) says:

    A lot of westerners are reincarnations of monks from asia or tibet...and are inevitably drawn back towards this culture, with stories of incredible adventures.

    Posted on March 30, 2013 at 5:39 pm

  • Christine says:

    Within us all is the the true self according to Carl Jung. Is this true self the buddha nature? I think it is, to find the true self is to be silent, listen and observe that the universe of peace and wisdom is within. Our many layers of human thinking, mental chaos blocks any real chance of even one split second of a miraculous glimpse of the divine buddha within. Stop, be silent, sit quietly away from the crippling confusion of daily life, even 20 minutes a day will cultivate seed of life to send you on a path of ever increasing clarity. Not only you will benefit from developing a kind compassionate heart but this will also heal other people, inspire them to be silent, stop and listen.

    Posted on March 30, 2013 at 6:20 pm

  • Claire Higham says:

    Looks awesome - respect and nurturing the feminine in us all ultimately brings happiness and balance

    Posted on March 30, 2013 at 6:21 pm

  • Madeleine St.Jacques says:

    So excited to read about these courageous, heart-centered women! I plan to read it with my daughter : ) Well done Michaela Haas!!

    Posted on March 30, 2013 at 6:32 pm

  • Margaret Smith says:

    Sounds like inspirational women. I want to know more about them.

    Posted on March 30, 2013 at 7:24 pm

  • cintra says:

    yes!

    Posted on March 30, 2013 at 7:46 pm

  • Judi Goforth says:

    I am always interested in learning about couragous women to share with, and inspire, my daughters

    Posted on March 30, 2013 at 7:49 pm

  • Ed Powers says:

    I have a feeling there will be far more than 12 before long. I know more than that myself and they aren't in the book! Emaho!

    Posted on March 30, 2013 at 8:48 pm

  • Amy says:

    Sounds like an inspiring book.

    Posted on March 30, 2013 at 9:56 pm

  • Steven Kent Olson says:

    It seems especially important to mention the women who are so important to the tradition, especially as gender biases still occur within the tradition. So I will read this book about women and by a woman with relish. I do expect it to be well done, it's from Shambhala!

    Posted on March 30, 2013 at 10:33 pm

  • Titi Soentoro says:

    blessed are those women who found their path to enlightenment and inspired other women to find their own path to enlightenment ...

    Posted on March 30, 2013 at 10:39 pm

  • Helena van Nooten says:

    I'm not sure I'd go to Nepal because I dreamed of peacocks... must have been some dream!

    Posted on March 30, 2013 at 10:49 pm

  • Susan Brown Madoesky says:

    Inspire me to do the same.

    Posted on March 30, 2013 at 11:03 pm

  • Karen Touzeau says:

    I am so inspired by these stories of how women have contributed to Buddhist thought.

    Posted on March 30, 2013 at 11:24 pm

  • sharon roe says:

    Can't wait to read this.

    Posted on March 31, 2013 at 12:15 am

  • laurie durante says:

    looks like an amazing book!

    Posted on March 31, 2013 at 12:25 am

  • Samuel AICHOUBA says:

    That book seems to be really inspirating. We really need the revelation of the Dakinis, may they flourish all over the world !

    Posted on March 31, 2013 at 6:03 am

  • Alexandra Carr-Malcolm says:

    This book looks fascinating and interesting. I am looking forward to reading this :)

    Posted on March 31, 2013 at 7:23 am

  • Debra Smith says:

    Its wonderful to have a book about women of our time who are real spiritual warriors on the path.

    Posted on March 31, 2013 at 7:45 am

  • Emma Mezher says:

    How wonderful that Michaela Haas has told these stories of Dakini Wisdom women giving voice to dharma in the West--I will relish knowing more about the teachers I am familiar with, and look forward to learning about the ones I don't know!

    Posted on March 31, 2013 at 8:32 am

  • Krebs John says:

    Like every intelligent men knows: men can only lower their heads before the female wisdom! This is even more obvious if you are an admirer of dakinis :)

    Posted on March 31, 2013 at 10:41 am

  • Kunzang Chosdron says:

    Dakini power, that is what is most needed at this point in history.The Feminine principle has to arise not only in women, but also in men, to bring balance and wisdom to a world that needs it badly.

    May all Dakinis awaken and may all sentient beings receive their blessings!

    Posted on March 31, 2013 at 12:30 pm

  • NANCY A JEFFERIS says:

    I plan to purchase the book if I do not win it.

    Posted on March 31, 2013 at 5:32 pm

  • KAREN says:

    I would like to read these stories.

    Posted on April 1, 2013 at 3:02 am

  • Lisa M. Jones says:

    i am at such a profound fork in the road in my life. finally found the love of my life who introduced me to karma choling and tantra teachings. our passion for each other and the spiritual path we crave is equal in measure. i ache with thirst for knowledge and find this book so inspiring. i would relish it so much and then make sure to pay it forward to those in my local sangha. also i had dreams of peacocks and elephants the past year. i keep dreaming i'm with my love (my tantric boyfriend/dreamlover) in india doing seva (service) in an ashram by washing and tending to elephants. not sure what that means but it's beautiful and peaceful when i dream it. i'd LOVE this book so much....om shanti. (my teacher is hindi so i mix the 2 in my spiritual path)

    Posted on April 1, 2013 at 3:32 pm

  • darlene gajewski says:

    It would be wonderful to win that book. I don’t win too much really but I love life and my family and I am healthy and so is my son, so I think in a way I have won already.:-)

    Darlene

    Posted on April 1, 2013 at 5:33 pm

  • Kim says:

    Truly inspirational, looking forward to reading this book!

    Posted on April 1, 2013 at 7:02 pm

  • Kris says:

    Oh, I didn't even realise until this post that there was a hole in my learning. I SO want to read this book to learn about the experiences of women on this Dharmic journey. Regardless, I will be seeking these teachings with anticipation and excitement. Thank you for publishing!!

    Posted on April 2, 2013 at 8:13 am

  • Tony says:

    Please let me win the book even though I live faraway in Singapore. Thanks!

    Posted on April 2, 2013 at 8:29 pm

  • robb says:

    Cool! I had not heard of this book, but stories like this help me be a little braver. looking forward to reading

    Posted on April 2, 2013 at 9:07 pm

  • Emily Webber says:

    May all beings be free.

    Posted on April 3, 2013 at 7:19 pm

  • Irene says:

    I would love to learn more about these women.

    Posted on April 4, 2013 at 9:25 am

  • Debra Brunken says:

    I am looking forward to see how others have developed their spiritual practice with their lives. Sometimes we all need a little inspiration to continue on our journey.

    Posted on April 4, 2013 at 10:03 am

  • MELISSA says:

    ...looking forward to the exploration the book will offer. Truly fascinating to hear of stories that are filled with determination and courage.. especially that of women.

    Posted on April 4, 2013 at 10:23 am

  • Ann Pickering says:

    What an extraordinary chance to read about 12 such extraordinary women...and Michaela Haas is an author I know and trust

    Posted on April 6, 2013 at 7:32 am

  • Dan Lovette says:

    This sounds like a riveting collection of stories! I imagine it may be the most dynamic Buddhist book of the year!

    Posted on April 23, 2013 at 11:25 pm

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