“The sorrow narrated in this subtle, delicate
and spellbinding story is mysteriously not
depressing, but uplifting. Bravo to Ani Pachen
for having survived to tell the tale. Bravo to
Daidie Donnelley for telling it with such
graceful simplicity.”
–Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson

“This book compellingly tells Ani Pachen’s
story, and beautifully reveals the spiritual
strengths she developed throughout her
ordeal. With tremendous skill, Daidie Donnelley
has made a significant and far-reaching
contribution to the understanding of Tibet
and of the power of spiritual practice.”
– Sharon Salzberg