Biographies of six great Tibetan yoginis introduced with details from the author's own life and spiritual journey. These stories of great women who achieved enlightenment, 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.
The book details the life stories of Machig Lapdron (founder of the Chod practice), Ayu Khadro Dorje Paldron, Nangsa Obum, Jomo Memo, Machig Ongjo and Drenchen Rema. In this revised and expanded edition, Tsultrim Allione`s extensive autobiographical introduction (she was one of the first Western women to be ordained as a Tibetan Buddhist nun) speaks directly to the difficulties and triumphs of women in the West who pursue a spiritual life as she shares her own stories and experiences.
"One of the first and best books to bring out the riches of the feminine in Buddhism. Filled with inspired stories, Women of Wisdom is truly a classic." Jack Kornfield.