The more and more you read about what Tenzin Palmo has to say is like listening to some crazy person who has a few moments of clarity. I kept wondering why this book was ever written - to tell the world that an English woman stayed up in the mountains for 12 years or about the feminist movement in Buddhism or about spinning yarn lack of nothing better to do ? I think anyone who is isolated and starves over a period of time ANYWHERE will start hallucinating -you don't have to go to a cave in the Himalayas to do that.Besides while she was busy trying to find 'Enlightenment' other people had to work hard not only for their living but also to offer her 'her plane tickets,their houses,food,transport,money,so that all her physical needs are met.This is how she says it should be.' Now that's a great way to get enlightened !
Tenzin Palmo's story is amazing and inspirational. From her
upbringing in England, her life, experiences and struggles
as nun among Tibetan monks, her 12 year retreat in a cave
high in the Himalayan Mountains, to her continuous effort
and fundraising to build a nunnery and international retreat
center for women. A marvelous and inspiring woman and being!
I could hardly put the book down and read it in two days.