Reflections on a Mountain Lake
- Shambhala Publications07/04/2023Pages: 304Size: 6 x 9ISBN: 9781645471424Details
An inspiring, practical guide to walking the spiritual path with wisdom and ease—from one of the foremost living Buddhist nuns.
This broad-ranging collection of Dharma teachings by Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo addresses topics of common concern to Buddhist practitioners from all traditions—including the particular challenges facing Western practitioners, what to expect of a teacher-student relationship, gender issues and the role of women, how to approach meditation practice, and much more. Personable, witty, and profound, Tenzin Palmo presents an inspiring and no-nonsense view of Buddhist practice that comes from a heart infused with wisdom and compassion.Author BioJetsunma Tenzin Palmo was raised in London and became a Buddhist while still in her teens. At the age of twenty she traveled to India, becoming one of the first Westerners to be ordained as a Buddhist nun. The international bestseller Cave in the Snow chronicles her twelve years of seclusion in a remote cave. Deeply concerned with the plight of Buddhist nuns, she established Dongyu Gatsal Ling Nunnery in India. In 2008 His Holiness the Twelfth Gyalwang Drukpa, head of the Drukpa Kagyu lineage, gave her the rare title of Jetsunma (Venerable Master).Praise
"One of the true yoginis of our time, a woman who has dedicated her life to Buddhism, Tenzin Palmo brings her years of experience in a cave to offer us a down-to-earth, inspiring approach to the spiritual path. . . . Palmo’s is a voice we need to hear, a woman who has fully experienced what she speaks about with an absolute honesty, delightful humor, and real insight." —Tsultrim Allione, author of Feeding Your Demons
"Tenzin Palmo is one of the most genuine and accomplished of Western practitioners. Her voice is simple and pure, wise and true." —Jack Kornfield, author of A Path with Heart
"In her direct and compassionate style, Bhikshuni Tenzin Palmo gives us a lucid explanation of the Buddha’s teachings. This book is a delight to read." —Thubten Chodron, author of Buddhism for BeginnersSelected Reader Reviews