1. "Accompanied by her adopted son Lama Yongden, she was disguised as a beggar/pilgrim and eluded soldiers, brigands and officials of the British Empire. David-Neel became the first European woman to reach Tibet’s forbidden capital, and she remains the most accurate, extensive source on the arcane Buddhist practices of a nearly vanished world" - The Huffington Post 
Why did I only hear about her now? Why was she not mentioned in school? In conversation? At any point in my life? She’s SO cool.
She knew tumo - breathing to create heat to ward off the cold. She travelled fearlessly and I’m going to have to read one of her books.

    "Accompanied by her adopted son Lama Yongden, she was disguised as a beggar/pilgrim and eluded soldiers, brigands and officials of the British Empire. David-Neel became the first European woman to reach Tibet’s forbidden capital, and she remains the most accurate, extensive source on the arcane Buddhist practices of a nearly vanished world" - The Huffington Post

    Why did I only hear about her now? Why was she not mentioned in school? In conversation? At any point in my life? She’s SO cool.

    She knew tumo - breathing to create heat to ward off the cold. She travelled fearlessly and I’m going to have to read one of her books.

     
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