When Cindy moves to Thailand with her husband and teenage son, she finds herself strangely adrift in a foreign culture, unprepared for the challenges she encounters there. On an impulse she signs up for a conference where she unexpectedly meets a Thai Buddhist nun, Venerable Dhammananda Bhikkhuni, who leads her on a spiritual journey from which there is no turning back. Along the way she discovers the beauty of the Thai people and culture.
This soulful and engaging memoir is the story of one woman’s journey of physical, emotional, and spiritual healing through her connection to a loving Buddhist teacher who fully accepts and nurtures her in a way her own mother never did. Finding Venerable Mother is a testimony to the power of faith, forgiveness, and love.
Finalist for the 2020 Sarton Award
International Book Awards Finalist in the Spirituality: Inspirational category
#1 Best Seller in Spirituality on Amazon
“I met Dhammananda personally decades ago and although our time together was short, the memory of her clarity and unshakable dedication and, above all, her kindness has stayed with me until now. Cindy Rasicot’s loving account of her own transformation through knowing her is a joy to read.”
―Sylvia Boorstein, author of Happiness Is An Inside Job
“The journey to heal the mother wound is long and dark. What a blessing it was for Cindy Rasciot to find a woman spiritual leader who shines a light upon her path to help heal her heart. Cindy reveals her courageous adventure to find compassion and forgiveness in her Finding the Venerable Mother.”
―Linda Joy Myers, President, National Association of Memoir Writers, author of Journey of Memoir, Don’t Call Me Mother, and Song of the Plains