Women of Wisdom

By Tsultrim Allione,

Book cover of Women of Wisdom

Book description

A “fascinating and inspiring” celebration of women’s spirituality and the female mystics of Tibetan Buddhism—now featuring an updated and expanded author autobiography (San Francisco Chronicle)
 
Women of Wisdom explores and celebrates the spiritual potential of all women, as exemplified by the lives of six Tibetan female mystics. These stories of…

Shepherd is reader supported. When you buy books, we may earn an affiliate commission.

Why read it?

1 author picked Women of Wisdom as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

This book is a wonderful collection of the lives of six Tibetan female mystics, brought together by the American Lama Tsultrim Allione, the emanation of the renowned 11th-century Tibetan yogini, Machig Labdrön, and one of the few women Lamas in the world today. The book includes an extensive autobiographical preface and introduction in which Lama Tultrum Allione shares her own story and experience of the difficulties and triumphs of women in Tibetan Buddhism, and of women pursuing a spiritual life in the West with candid honesty. The stories of these remarkable women's pasts and brought together in this book offer…

Want books like Women of Wisdom?

Our community of 10,000+ authors has personally recommended 100 books like Women of Wisdom.

Browse books like Women of Wisdom

5 book lists we think you will like!

Interested in China, Tibet, and Buddhism?

10,000+ authors have recommended their favorite books and what they love about them. Browse their picks for the best books about China, Tibet, and Buddhism.

China Explore 593 books about China
Tibet Explore 41 books about Tibet
Buddhism Explore 271 books about Buddhism