Women of Wisdom



WOMEN OF WISDOM by Tsultrim Allione is an exploration and celebration of the spiritual potential of women as exemplified by the lives of six Tibetan female mystics. These women achieved full illumination despite cultural prejudices and a host of other problems that male practitioners do not encounter, and their stories are an inspiration to everyone on the spiritual path.

Tsultrim Allione’s extensive autobiography, preface and introduction about her own difficulties and triumphs along the path speak directly to women in the West who pursue a spiritual life. WOMEN OF WISDOM offers valuable insights to all those interested in women’s spirituality, regardless of background or tradition.

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Lama 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 and 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 and has taught throughout the world, making great efforts to create teaching methods which facilitate the Western understanding of Buddhism.

She 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.

Visit Tara Mandala Retreat Calender for more information on the center and retreats held there.

“WOMEN OF WISDOM is both fantastic and inspiring for Buddhists and non-Buddhists, female and male alike.”
– Victoria Scott, THE SAN FRANSISCO CHRONILCE

“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, author of A PATH WITH HEART

“For anyone interested in exploring new ground regarding wither women and religion or Tantric Buddhist lore, this book is a treasure.”
– Anne C. Klein, PARABOLA, The Magazine of Myth and Tradition

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