"A memoir resonant with authentic devotion to serving others" - Booklife
"A love story with a whole culture” - Kirkus Reviews
"A highly recommended, inspirational survey" - Midwest Book Review, D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer
“The messiness, provisionality, contingency, trial, and plenty of error are what makes this book worthwhile” – Rukor.org
“The gripping, highly emotive story of a woman working in Tibet’ - The Wishing Shelf Book Awards”
"Hold[s] special interest for students of Asian Studies and Tibetan Buddhism" - BlueInk
Recent honors and awards
Compassion Mandala wins a bronze medal in the 2020 Wishing Shelf Book Awards.
Publisher's Weekly picks Compassion Mandala for their Indie Spotlight for embodying "the principles of kindness, beauty, and gratitude."
Booklife Prize 2020 calls the book "a beautifully written, powerful memoir," rates it a perfect 10.00 in its genre.
EASTERN TIBET, or Kham, is a place of rugged ranges and torrential rivers, home to the fierce Khampa rebels who tried for a decade to defeat China’s army and win independence for Tibet. Pamela Logan is an inveterate traveler who fell in love with Kham and was deeply affected by the poverty she saw there. With the help of many friends, she started a nonprofit to do the impossible: bring development and humanitarian assistance to Tibetans under Chinese rule.
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Compassion Mandala in the Media
What does it take to run a philanthropic org in the eastern Tibetan plateau? What are elements of the development mandalas? How has polyandry been used to deter domestic violence and protect Khampa women? A conversation with Cindy Gao on NüVoices
The Authors Show (Starts at the 1 minute, 10 seconds mark)
Borderless Stories, about relationships between Westerners and Tibetans, available on Spotify and Apple Podcasts