Roshi Joan Halifax, Founder, the Upaya Zen Center, and Co-Founder, the Ojai Foundation:
Swami Radha touched the lives of many thousands of people. This extra-ordinary account brings us close to her vision and great heart through her profound relationship with Swami Radhananda, the author of this inspiring book. May the teachings of both these women nourish the world. --Roshi Joan Halifax, Founder, the Upaya Zen Center, and Co-Founder, the Ojai Foundation
Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo, Founder, Dongyu Gatsal Ling Nunnery. Tenzin Palmo, the subject of Vicki Mackenzie's popular biography Cave in the Snow
, is a Western Tibetan Buddhist yogini who has vowed to attain Enlightenment in the female form:
Thank you so much for the opportunity to read the manuscript. Apart from her inner spiritual experiences along the way, she also chronicles learning how to deal skillfully with the power politics at play within almost every organization, secular or spiritual. An important aspect of any path is this ability to transform challenges into opportunities for learning and practice. Ultimately it is a story of dedicated love and surrender to the Divine Light. Swami Radhananda's absolute devotion to Swami Radha shines throughout the pages and is an inspiration for us all. --Tibetan Buddhist nun, founder of the Dongyu Gatsal Ling Nunnery, author of various books on Buddhism
About the Author
Swami Radhananda is the spiritual director of Yasodhara Ashram in Kootenay Bay, BC, Canada. Appointed president of the Ashram in 1993 by her guru, Swami Radha, she carries forward the spirit of Swami Radha s work with heart, creativity and practicality. Under her stewardship Yasodhara Ashram has thrived as a harmonious community built on the spirit of generosity and inclusion and has become a leader in environmental sustainability. She also teaches classes and workshops internationally. Carried by a Promise is her first book. It will be followed in the Spring of 2011 by Living the Practice, a compilation of essays that highlights the power of yoga to transform daily life.