Women of Wisdom
Women of Wisdom, by Tsultrim Allione. An exploration and celebration of the spiritual potential of women as exemplified by the lives of six Tibetan female mystics. These stories of great women who achieved full illumination, overcoming cultural prejudices and a host of other problems that male practitioners do not encounter, offer insight and inspiration to everyone on the spiritual path. Tsultrim Allione was one of the first Western women to be ordained as a Tibetan Buddhist nun. She has been a practicing Buddhist for over thirty years, has taught throughout the world, and 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. 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 woman's spirituality regardless of background or tradition. Tsultrim Allione is one of the most widely known contemporary Western women teachers of Buddhism. She received her master's degree from Antioch University in Buddhism/Women's Studies.