Cave In The Snow

Title : Cave In The Snow
Author : Vicki Mackenzie
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN 13 : 9781408828120
Date : 2011-11-07

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The story of Tenzin Palmo, an Englishwoman, the daughter of a fishmonger from London's East End, who spent 12 years alone in a cave 13,000 feet up in the Himalayas and 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.

Into the Heart of Life

Title : Into the Heart of Life
Author : Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo
Publisher : Snow Lion Publications, Incorporated
ISBN 13 : 1559393742
Date : 2011

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One of the most respected Western figures of contemporary Buddhism offers insights gleaned from more than forty years of Buddhist practice. With her vast perspective she presents a well-grounded understanding of how the timeless Buddhist teachings apply to the demands and challenges of modern life. A wide range of topics are covered in this pragmatic presentation offering down-to-earth advice on how to enhance the quality of our lives.

Snow Treasure

Title : Snow Treasure
Author : Marie McSwigan
Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
ISBN 13 : 0590425374
Date : 1995-01-01

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Grade Level 5.5, Book# 85, Points 4.

In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day

Title : In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day
Author : Mark Batterson
Publisher : Multnomah
ISBN 13 : 1601422083
Date : 2008-08-19

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Your greatest regret at the end of your life will be the lions you didn't chase. You will look back longingly on risks not taken, opportunities not seized, and dreams not pursued. Stop running away from what scares you most and start chasing the God-ordained opportunities that cross your path. In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day is inspired by one of the most obscure yet courageous acts recorded in Scripture, a blessed and audacious act that left no regrets: “Benaiah chased a lion down into a pit. Then, despite the snow and slippery ground, he caught the lion and killed it” (2 Samuel 23:20 -21). Unleash the lion chaser within! What if the life you really want, and the future God wants for you, is hiding right now in your biggest problem, your worst failure…your greatest fear? Story Behind the Book “Our best days often start out as our worst days. And our greatest opportunities are often disguised as our biggest problems. You can land in a pit with a lion on a snowy day, and it will seem like the end of the road. But God is in the recycling business. He recycles past experiences and uses them to prepare us for future opportunities. That is the story of my life. And that is the story of your life. Look in the rearview mirror long enough and you’ll see that God has purposely positioned you everywhere you’ve been—even when it seemed you’d taken a wrong turn.” —Mark Batterson

Reflections on a Mountain Lake

Title : Reflections on a Mountain Lake
Author : Ani Tenzin Palmo
Publisher : Shambhala
ISBN 13 : 1559398590
Date : 2002-07-25

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This sparkling collection of Dharma teachings by Tenzin Palmo addresses issues of common concern to Buddhist practitioners from all traditions. Personable, witty, and insightful, Tenzin Palmo presents an inspiring and no-nonsense view of Buddhist practice.

Death Comes for the Archbishop

Title : Death Comes for the Archbishop
Author : Willa Cather
Publisher : Vintage
ISBN 13 : 9780307805225
Date : 2011-08-24

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Willa Cather's best known novel is an epic--almost mythic--story of a single human life lived simply in the silence of the southwestern desert. In 1851 Father Jean Marie Latour comes to serve as the Apostolic Vicar to New Mexico. What he finds is a vast territory of red hills and tortuous arroyos, American by law but Mexican and Indian in custom and belief. In the almost forty years that follow, Latour spreads his faith in the only way he knows--gently, all the while contending with an unforgiving landscape, derelict and sometimes openly rebellious priests, and his own loneliness. Out of these events, Cather gives us an indelible vision of life unfolding in a place where time itself seems suspended. BONUS: The edition includes an excerpt from The Selected Letters of Willa Cather.

Snow in August

Title : Snow in August
Author : Pete Hamill
Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
ISBN 13 : 9780446569668
Date : 2009-10-31

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In the year 1947, Michael Devlin, eleven years old and 100 percent American-Irish, is about to forge an extraordinary bond with a refugee of war named Rabbi Judah Hirsch. Standing united against a common enemy, they will summon from ancient sources a power in desperately short supply in modern Brooklyn-a force that's forgotten by most of the world but is known to believers as magic.

The Revolutionary Life of Freda Bedi

Title : The Revolutionary Life of Freda Bedi
Author : Vicki Mackenzie
Publisher : Shambhala Publications
ISBN 13 : 9781611804256
Date : 2017

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"A fascinating biography of Freda Bedi, an English woman who broke all the rules of gender, race, and religious background to become both a revolutionary in the fight for Indian independence and then a Buddhist icon. Freda Bedi (1911-1977) was one of the most remarkable and iconoclastic figures in Buddhism's movement to the West. Born in England, educated at Oxford, and married to a Sikh, she became a major force both in shaping modern-day Buddhism and Indian history. In her life she had many roles--political freedom fighter, spiritual seeker, scholar, professor, journalist, author, social worker, wife, and mother of four children (one of whom is a well-known actor). Vicki MacKenzie's lively biography captures what a trailblazer Bedi was in both the secular and spiritual realms. She studied meditation with Burmese meditation masters. She was the first English woman to be accepted by Gandhi into his elite band of Satyagrahi, delivering rousing speeches to thousands of Indians urging them to revolt, and then was imprisoned for subversion. She was asked by Nehru to help resettle Tibetan refugees, and she aided the Dalai Lama when he went into exile. Bedi established a school for young Tibetan lamas and also a nunnery, which still exists, to provide nuns equal religious opportunities. She was also the first woman, of any nationality, to receive the full Bikshuni ordination, making her the highest-ranking Tibetan Buddhist nun in India. MacKenzie, a well-known journalist in Britain, has forty years of experience writing about Buddhism in the West. For this book, she traced Bedi's footsteps and conducted many in-depth interviews with those who knew her, including friends, family, government officials, lamas, and nuns. She also drew heavily from Bedi's own writings, diaries, and recordings--all provided by Bedi's family--and the book includes many photographs"--

Touching the Void

Title : Touching the Void
Author : Joe Simpson
Publisher : Random House
ISBN 13 : 9780099511748
Date : 2008

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Touching the Void is the heart-stopping account of Joe Simpson's terrifying adventure in the Peruvian Andes. He and his climbing partner, Simon, reached the the summit of the remote Siula Grande in June 1995. A few days later, Simon staggered into Base Camp, exhausted and frost-bitten, with news that that Joe was dead. What happened to Joe, and how the pair dealt with the psychological traumas that resulted when Simon was forced into the appalling decision to cut the rope, makes not only an epic of survival but a compelling testament of friendship.

A Flower in the Snow

Title : A Flower in the Snow
Author : Tracey Corderoy
Publisher :
ISBN 13 : 1402277407
Date : 2012

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When the flower he gives his friend Luna wilts, Bear travels through the jungle, the hillside, and the desert in a quest to find her a new one.