Shrii Shrii Anandamurti was arguably the most interesting and least-understood spiritual master of the 20th century. This biography – the first ever of this enigmatic figure to appear in the marketplace – chronicles his life through an inspiring collection of devotional and mystical stories, based on hundreds of hours of interviews with his disciples, colleagues, and friends.
Yoga is growing in popularity all over the world today, yet misconceptions about its original purpose and ancient roots abound. In this refreshing tale of the history of yoga, the author unveils the true heart of the tradition and introduces us to its most influential teachers. Most writers on yoga have claimed that the practice originated in the ancient Vedas. An increasing number of scholars, however, find this view problematic, both historically and philosophically. According to this fascinating book, yoga did not originate in Vedic society, rather it developed among the enigmatic teachers of Tantra. Uncovering when and where this popular path to health and enlightenment originated and how it developed over thousands of years, A Brief History of Yoga is essential reading for all those who care about the past and future evolution of yoga.
Laced with fascinating stories and humorous anecdotes, this book is refreshingly easy to understand. Dada Nabhaniilananda has used his almost 30 years of experience teaching meditation to distil what we need to know when first learning about meditation, and present it in a simple form without losing sight of its deeper spiritual purpose.
How did the universe begin? What is the purpose of human existence? How does the mind work? What happens to us when we die? These are just some of the questions addressed in The Wisdom of Tantra, which begins with the origins of tantra and yoga and proceeds to unravel the mysteries of cosmology, the nature of the mind, the eight limbs of yoga, chakras, dharma, and reincarnation, as well as explaining how spirituality can provide solutions to the most pressing social, economic, and political challenges of our times.
Travels with the Mystic Master is a fusion of mysticism and adventure. It recounts the real-life exploits of spiritual teacher and yogi, Dada Dharmavedananda. Joining his quest for spiritual awakening, we journey from the wealthy suburbs of Chicago to austere training ashrams in India, where he meets Shrii Shrii Anandamurti, perhaps the least understood and most important figure in the Tantric tradition.
These innovative games bring fun and laughter to any event and create powerful, safe learning experiences. Teachers, trainers, community organizers, youth leaders, yoga instructors and conference organizers will find the skills and resources needed to help participants interact and share, gain self-confidence, improve collaboration, and develop a genuine compassion for others..
The Curve of the World tells the story of the author’s relationship with a remarkable spiritual teacher on a path grounded in meditation and service. It draws connections between spirituality and social justice, music and devotion. And, as the author eventually faces serious illness, the book explores the link between body, mind and spirit, in a journey toward self-knowledge.
A grassroots movement for economic democracy based on cooperatives and local economies is quickly growing throughout the planet. Inspired by PR Sarkar’s Progressive Utilization Theory (Prout), After Capitalism: Economic Democracy in Action offers a compelling vision of an equitable, sustainable model which economically empowers individuals and communities. A sequel of the 2003 publication After Capitalism: Prout’s Vision for a New World, this edition has been completely revised and rewritten.
Sacred Body, Sacred Spirit is a book about transforming our ordinary lives into a sacred experience using the yogic practice and philosophy of Tantra. Known by the ancient yogis as a powerful conduit for personal transformation, Tantra holds the secret to turning our longings into love and our feelings of separation into spiritual union. This form of alchemical spirituality is insightfully and poetically articulated by Ramesh Bjonnes, a popular yoga blogger and workshop leader.
Meditation: Searching for the Real You is a clear and inspiring book that makes the idea of spiritual discipline seem an adventure to be enjoyed rather than a drag to be endured. Full of gentle wisdom and humor, this book will enrich your life and guide you to a state of true well-being.
In this groundbreaking book, Ramesh Bjonnes explains how everything you do can become a sacred experience. With decades of personal practice and study behind him, Bjonnes reveals how Tantra can lead us to experience ananda, or inner ecstasy, in everyday life. Even today’s neuroscience supports the Tantric concept that we humans are hardwired for bliss.
For thousands of years, the ancient discipline known as yoga has provided a scientific and easily accessible method of spiritual development. It has been practiced, in one form or another, by most of the world’s great saints. In these conversations, a modern Indian saint discusses the common difficulties and dilemmas that spiritual seekers face in their quest for realization. With the infallible good sense of a true adept, Acharya Chandranath tells us how to avoid the obstacles and pitfalls of the path and gives us the practical advice we need to achieve success in our spiritual life.
The pioneering new book that finally presents a comprehensive system to help solve the debt, inequality, resource and environmental crises. Growing a New Economy presents integral solutions to our economic problems that will be vitally important in the future restoration of our economy and our rapidly deteriorating ecosystem.
From his early days in Brooklyn, to his meeting with the famous hippies of the 60s, to his transition to an editor and then to a monk, to his meeting with his great guru, to travelling and living in many different countries teaching meditation and doing social service, we journey with Dada in his calm approach to giving and living the right life.
Created in the late 1950s by philosopher, mystic, and social activist P.R. Sarkar, Prout or the Progressive Utilization Theory is not only a theory of social change and transformed leadership, but an alternative political economy; an emergent alternative to capitalism, a vision and comprehensive model of a new future for humanity and the planet.
In this memoir, Mangal Bihari recollects the wonderful and at times magical story of his spiritual journey: his religious beginnings as the son of a poor village school teacher, his quest to find a guru as a high-ranking civil servant, and most importantly his encounter with Prabhat Ranjan Sarkar. This is a very personal account of a disciple-guru relationship that gives glimpses of a great and mysterious spiritual figure.