Women of Wisdom explores and celebrates the spiritual potential of all women, as exemplified by the lives of six Tibetan female mystics. These stories of great women who have achieved full illumination, overcoming cultural prejudices and a host of other problems which male practitioners do not encounter, offer a wealth of inspiration to everyone on the spiritual path.
In this revised and expanded edition, Tsultrim Allione's extensive autobiographical preface and introduction speak directly to the difficulties and triumphs of women in the West who pursue a spiritual life, as she shares her own stories and experiences. Women of Wisdom offers valuable insights to all those interested in women's spirituality, regardless of background or tradition.
This new edition includes Tsultrim's expanded autobiography, covering the last fifteen years since the first edition appeared.
"One of the best books to bring out the riches of the feminine in Buddhism. Filled with inspired stories, Women of Wisdom is truly a classic."—Jack Kornfield
"For anyone interested in exploring new ground regarding either women and religion or Tantric Buddhist lore, this book is a treasure."—Parabola
"Women of Wisdom is both fascinating and inspiring for Buddhists and non-Buddhists, female and male, alike."—San Francisco Chronicle