Buddhist initiations, mystical desert experiences and past life revelations, combined with ancient Tibetan meditation techniques, defined Zoe Ann Nicholson's life for eleven years. Walking in the door in 1982 as a political feminist, demanding liberation for women, Zoe meets an American meditation master who turns her world upside down. Intimately written, Zoe's brilliant story-telling invites us inside of a controversial private Buddhist community where students learn to integrate the practicalities of modern Western life with the Eastern discipline of self-discovery in search of Enlightenment.
From The Passionate Heart --
He had something I needed. He had something that was mine by necessity. He had something I had earned by wanting it so badly. I must have it. I wrote him a letter. I told him that the Goddess had told me to find the blueprints for what was to come. I knew that he had them and he was to give them to me. It was a very short letter. I was very sure. He would have to give them to me. The Passionate Heart
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This a story of an incredible journey, told with passion and rare honesty. Zoe's masterful writing makes it a page turner.
Zoe has captured an essence of the innocence, idealism and hunger for liberation that is at the core of all passionate seekers. This is a true story of one student's journey of discovery.
Passionate Heart is a fascinating, frank and revealing glimpse into the complex dynamic relationship of a student and teacher.
This is the story of a dedicated student who was asked to write about her teacher. It was her task, her gift, her very best, offered in love.