Princess of Wisdom

A Novel

Warriors of 8th century Tibet are the most powerful force in Asia. Tibet's Emperor Trisong Detsen strives to expand his empire and establish Buddhism in Tibet.

Potent forces oppose him.

In this time of struggle Princess Tsogyal gallops her horse free as the wind in the Yarlung Valley below high snow-capped mountains.

Tsogyal has a dream. Yet, if she wishes to follow it, she must leave her privileged life as a royal princess and embark on a path of danger and the unknown.

Within these pages her remarkable story is brought to life.

A Buddhist fiction novel.


"This is a wonderful book! Mayra, thank you for sharing this gift. I wanted to learn more about Yeshe Tsogyal, and this book was such an engaging and page-turning way to read about her life and teachings. I loved it and highly recommend it."


"I won this book on a Goodreads giveaway. I knew nothing of Buddhism or Tibetan people . The story of Tibetan Princess Yeshe Tsogyal was an interesting read. I couldn't put the book down. I hope this book will have a sequel. I can't wait to see what else Mrs. Paldon writes."

Ty Barnett

"Thoroughly engaging .. Not a dull moment !
I knew nothing of buddhism prior to reading this I understand it's tenets and "magic".
Hope there is going to be a follow up..I really want to know what happens in the next generation."


"Loved the way the story unfolded and the characters."


"This is a wonderful novel and opportunity to dive into the life and energy of Yeshe Tsogyal. I loved it and highly recommend it."

Sarah Sunflower

"This is a wonderful book. The author has woven a beautiful story full of Buddhist teachings. Inspiring!"


"I was not sure what to expect, but I was not expecting to be so interested right from the start. Great writing that kept me reading and reading. Looking forward for the sequel. Thanks!"

E. Wash



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About Mayra Sonam Paldon

Mayra's tales of adventure draw from her love of history and many years in the study and practice of Buddhism.

Throughout her adventure novels she weaves events taken from history with the wisdom of these ancient teachings.

"I love adventure, so most of all I create a story that I would want to read."

Mayra lives in the California Sierra foothills on the edge of the Sequoia and Kings Canyon wilderness.

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