Cave in the Snow

  • by Vicki Mackenzie
  • Narrated by Georgina Sutton, Vicki Mackenzie, Tenzin Palmo
  • 9 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Includes a bonus track of Tenzin Palmo introducing a retreat.
This is the story of Tenzin Palmo, the daughter of a fishmonger from London's East End who became a Tibetan nun. After meditating for 12 years in a cave 13,000 feet up in the Himalayas, she became a world-renowned spiritual leader and champion of the right of women to achieve spiritual enlightenment.
Diane Perry grew up in London's East End. At the age of 18, however, she read a book on Buddhism and realised that this might fill a long-sensed void in her life.
In 1963, at the age of 20, she went to India, where she eventually entered a monastery. Being the only woman amongst hundreds of monks, she began her battle against the prejudice that has excluded women from enlightenment for thousands of years.
In 1976, she secluded herself in a remote cave 13,000 feet up in the Himalayas, where she stayed for 12 years between the ages of 33 and 45. In this mountain hideaway she faced unimaginable cold, wild animals, floods, snow and rockfalls, grew her own food and slept in a traditional wooden meditation box, three feet square - she never lay down.
In 1988, she emerged from the cave with a determination to build a convent in Northern India to revive the Togdenma lineage, a long-forgotten female spiritual elite. Despite her international teaching schedule, Tenzin Palmo maintains a deep commitment to her nunnery, Dongyu Gatsal Ling, in Himachal Pradesh.


What the Critics Say

"Cave in the Snow is full of extraordinary insights. It is a desert island book - one we can't very well live without." (Tricycle Magazine)


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Wonderfully inspirational!

I just could not stop listening....I feel forever changed by her life and comittment. Thank You Pioneer in our female form.
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- Julianne Waggoner

The best book in the last 10 years

So inspiring, absolute treasure. Very well written, fantastic lecture. You can listen it hundred times and will always find jewels 👏❤️👏
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- johanna Pieschacon

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-07-2015
  • Publisher: Dharma AudioBooks