Her experience as a working mother of five resonates with many women.When students ask her for advice on how to combine a spiritual path with the stress of modern life, she does not need to put herself in their shoes -- she knows the challenges only too well.Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo (Diane Perry): Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo (Diane Perry) became famous worldwide through Vicki Mackenzie's book "Cave in the Snow," which chronicled Tenzin Palmo's quest to attain realization in a female body.Born as a fishmonger's daughter in London, Tenzin Palmo has set an unprecedented example of following in the footsteps of the most dedicated Tibetan yogis by spending 12 years in solitary retreat in a cave in Ladakh, immersing herself so deeply in this tradition that she has earned the unabashed respect of traditional Asian teachers and modern Westerners alike.
Educating and empowering women is at the core of her work: "Maybe I can be a medium through which more women become confident, dynamic leaders." 2.
In many cultures women are responsible for making clothes, but in most of the Tibetan homes I have visited men have been the ones who make clothes.
It is still common for Tibetan women who come from nomad families to get married at age 16 or 17.
A combination of the most unlikely circumstances enabled Dagmola to become one of the first Tibetan women to teach in the West.
Born 1936 in a tiny village in East Tibet, she was the only girl allowed to go to school.
Along with tea, the women also offer fresh bread, momo's or dried yak meat to their guests.