By Vicki Mackenzie
Dianne Perry led an ordinary youth in London's East finish till, in her youth, she turned confident there needs to be a religious size to lifetime of a sort unavailable to her. After examining a ebook on Buddhism she learned that this used to be what she were looking and left England for India on the age of twenty.After massive looking out she entered a monastery. the single girl between 1000s of fellows, she grew made up our minds to collapse the prejudices that had excluded girls from the trail to enlightenment for hundreds of thousands of years. She left after six years, set on achieving enlightenment within the physique of a girl; a wholly radical target. She determined to seclude herself in a distant cave, 12,00 toes up within the Himalayas. For twelve years she confronted incredible chilly, wild animals, floods and rockfalls, grew her personal nutrition and slept in a standard wood meditation field, 3 toes square---she by no means lay down.In 1988 she emerged from the cave made up our minds to construct a convent in northern India, and to restore the Togdenma lineage, a long-forgotten girl religious elite. From dwelling as a mendicant of $80 a yr, she grew to become a globe-trotting fundraiser. Tenzin Palmo has agreed to inform her tale basically to Vicki Mackenzie.
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Her feet might have been wet but her spirits were ebullient: 'I was going up into the mountains and more and more Tibetans were appearing. When I finally reached Dalhousie there were thousands of them. ' She continued: W,e found Mrs Bedi in the kitchen standing over a stove which was gushing out smoke with no heat coming from it at all. lt was disgusting. She was a tall, plump woman in her mid fifties with blue eyes, an aquiline nose and grey hair pulled back in a bun. ' Freda Bedi was indeed a fascinating character, now a legend within Tibetan Buddhist circles.
Logical mind and I'm not gullible, but when I come across genuine expressions of higher human potential I take notice,' she said. The obvious next step was to find a teacher, 'an eminent guru' as Milarepa had put it, to guide her, as he had found Marpa. 'I knew I had to look for a teacher, not just any teacher, but the one,' she said. 'I don't think I ever questioned the fact that I would find him, that he would be Kargyu and that he would be in India because that was where all the Tibetan refugees had gone.
I thought it was wonderful. I always felt meditation was the essence of the path and I had great faith in Trungpa,' she said. At the time she could not have articulated precisely why meditation was so important, nor what it did. Now after thirty years of solid practice she can explain exactly what the business of 'looking inwards' is all about: 'Our mind is so untamed, out of control, constantly creating memories, prejudices, mental commentaries. It's like a riot act for most people! Anarchy within.