Reflections on a Mountain Lake

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Subtitle: Teachings on Practical Buddhism
Author: Ani Tenzin Palmo

Ani Tenzin Palmo was one of the first western women to be ordained as a Tibetan Buddhist nun. The year was 1964, and since then she has spent over twenty years in retreat. This book is a compilation of excerpts from some of the inspiring and informative talks she gave in the U.S. and Australia between 1996 and 1998.

"Tenzin Palmo is one of the most genuine and accomplished of western practitioners. Her voice is simple and pure, wise and true."—Jack Kornfield, author of Path with a Heart

"One of the true yoginis of our time, a woman who has dedicated her life to Buddhism, Tenzin Palmo brings her years of experience in a cave to offer us a down-to-earth, inspiring approach to the spiritual path. Tenzin Palmo is a voice we need to hear a woman who has fully experienced what she speaks about with absolute honesty, delightful humor, and real insight."—Tsultrim Allione, author of Women of Wisdom 

"In this book, Ani Tenzin Palmo presents the most timely, profound, and lucid advice for all Buddhist practitioners. She has torn away the thousand veils that shroud our self-deceptions. She speaks with the humility of experience rather than charisma, her words resonating with the naked simplicity of clarity and wisdom. Her voice constantly reminds me of everything I have ever loved and perceived as truthful in this life."—Robert Beer, author of The Encyclopedia of Tibetan Symbols and Motifs