Cave in the Snow

by Vicki MacKenzie

First published in 1998 and reprinted many times since, Jetsunma’s biography Cave in the Snow has become a modern Dharma classic.

It traces Diane Perry / Tenzin Palmo’s journey from her youth in London to her life as a Tibetan Buddhist nun and her 12 years in solitary retreat in a cave in the Himalayas.

It also includes the early planning and founding of Dongyu Gatsal Ling Nunnery.

Cave in the Snow has also been translated into the following languages:

Chinese
Chinese
Czech
Czech
Danish
Danish
Dutch
Dutch
French
French
French
French
German
German
Hebrew
Hebrew
Italian
Italian
Korean
Korean
Portuguese
Portuguese
Spanish
Spanish
Swedish
Swedish
Vietnamese
Vietnamese

Into the Heart of Life

by Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo

First published: 2011

The real test of our Buddhist practice happens not on the cushion or in the protected space of retreat, but moment-to-moment in daily life, particularly when we find ourselves in uncomfortable situations. How do we respond?

In this book, Jetsunma offers insights with a well-grounded understanding of how the timeless Buddhist teachings apply to the demands and challenges of modern life.

Into the Heart of Life has also been translated into:
Chinese, German, Portuguese & Spanish

Reflections on a Mountain Lake

by (Ani) Tenzin Palmo

First published: 2002

This sparkling collection of Dharma teachings by Tenzin Palmo addresses issues of common concern to Buddhist practitioners from all traditions.

Personable, witty, and insightful, Tenzin Palmo presents an inspiring and no-nonsense view of Buddhist practice.

Reflections on a Mountain Lake has also been translated into:
Chinese, French, Korean & Spanish

Three Teachings

by Tenzin Palmo

Transcribed from talks given in Singapore in May 1999, on the topics of Retreat, Mahamudra practice & Mindfulness. These Teachings are delivered in plain language and each subject is discussed with humour, liveliness and compassion.

PDF of this book is available for free download on this link.

Three Teachings has also been translated into the following languages:

Chinese
French
German

BOOKS WHICH FEATURE JETSUNMA TENZIN PALMO

How to be Alone
by Sara Maitland
2014

This thought-provoking and practical book offers real ideas for finding and enjoying solitude in our modern age. It addresses the response we sometimes feel when faced with those who choose to be alone and helps us tackle our fear so we can embrace time alone ourselves.

Part of Alain de Botton’s The School of Life series.

Eminent Buddhist Women
by Karma Lekshe Tsomo (Editor)
2014

Reveals the exemplary legacy of Buddhist women through the centuries. Each chapter pays a long-overdue tribute to one woman or a group of women from across the Buddhist world, including the West.

Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo wrote chapter 18, “Mummy-la: The Life and Accomplishments of Freda Bedi“.

The Sati Journal Volume 2:
Women’s Contributions to Buddhism

by Nona Olivia (Author, Editor), Gil Fronsdal
2014

This issue of the Sati Journal approaches the topic of women in Buddhism through the lens of three overlapping themes:
Early Buddhist scholars,
Symbolic representations of gender, and
Inspiring contemporary leaders.

Dakini Power: Twelve Extraordinary Women Shaping the Transmission of Tibetan Buddhism in the West
by Michaela Haas
2013

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.

Enduring Lives: Living Portraits of Women and Faith in Action
by Carol Lee Flinders
2013

In this companion volume to her best-selling Enduring Grace, Flinders profiles the lives of four contemporary women of faith. Contending that her modern subjects are spiritual heirs to saints and mystics she draws parallels between her modern subjects and their historical predecessors.

Women Awakened: Stories of Contemporary Spirituality in India
by Swati Chopra
2011

Through the lives of eight women including Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo, Women Awakened explores the idea of feminine spirituality in the contemporary context, and what it actually means to be a spiritual seeker in today’s world.

Yogini: The Power of Women in Yoga
by Janice Gates
2006

Yogini traces the rise of women teachers in modern yoga and offers women stories and ideas for what can be done off the mat to integrate yoga practice into daily life.

Includes personal stories of intention, intuition and devotion of many of todays leading female teachers; Tenzin Palmo among them.

Women On The Buddhist Path
by Martine Batchelor
2002

Originally issued under the title Walking On Lotus Flowers: Buddhist Women Living, Loving and Meditating“, this book collects the stories and experiences of Western and Asian women following a variety of Buddhist paths, including Tenzin Palmo.

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