Women of Wisdom

tsultrim_portrait_bookWomen of Wisdom is an exploration and celebration of the spiritual potential of women as exemplified by the lives of six Tibetan female mystics.  These women achieved full illumination despite cultural prejudices and a host of other problems that male practitioners do not encounter, and their stories are an inspiration to everyone on the spiritual path.

The landmark study of life stories of great yoginis, known and little known, has been an inspiration for Western women on the path since its publication in 2000.

It features biographies of Ayu Khandro Dorje Paldron; Machig Labdron; Nangsa Obum; Jomo Memo; Machig Ongjo; and the Liberation story of Drenchen Rema.

Written by Lama Tsultrim Allione, one of the most widely known contemporary Western women teachers of Buddhism. One of the first Western women to be ordained as a Tibetan Buddhist nun, she is currently the director of Tara Mandala, a retreat center she founded in Southwest Colorado that has been described as one of the most dynamic new Buddhist centers in North America.