Articles in the Book Reviews Category
Gyandev’s teaching style is a delight—conversational and informal, experiential, light-hearted and humorous, and designed to keep the reader on his toes, and actively practicing what he is learning.
Demystifying Patanjali is a book to treasure, meditate on, take into seclusion, and hold close to the very end of the spiritual journey.
Book Review: In Divine Friendship,
Letters of Counsel and Reflection from Swami Kriyananda
In Divine Friendship is a book to read slowly and meditatively. For of course these letters are addressed not only to individual seekers, asking help with individual questions and tests, but universally to all sincere seekers in need of answers to their deeper concerns. We who read Kriyananda’s letters, if we read humbly and receptively, can find answers to our own unasked questions, or can bring our deeper concerns into the light, and in doing so, strengthen our …
The reader is left at the end with the question, “Will you [the reader] learn to go beyond time and space, beyond ego, into true freedom and bliss?”
Generations of students have struggled with what Swami Kriyananda calls “the loss of focus on the familiar ethical and spiritual guidelines: truth, honor, and justice.”
Inspired by Paramhansa Yogananda as taught to, and understood by, his disciple, Swami Kriyananda
The search for a meaningful concept of God begins by exploring the question: What is the goal of life?
by Peter Van Houten, M.D. and Rich Gyandev McCord, Ph.D.
“Yoga Therapy for Over-coming Headaches” offers step-by-step guidance for banishing the hard to treat problem of headaches.
This new cookbook by Blanche McCord is an excellent introduction to vegetarianism.
Nancy Mair, co-author of Simply Vegetarian, has written a cookbook for people who regularly cook just for one or two people.
Change begins with the individual, not with grandiose theories that don’t take into account flesh and blood human beings.
Meditation Therapy™ offers a bold new approach to the healing process. Only when we change our energy patterns at the deepest levels of consciousness can there be lasting outward results.
Swami Kriyananda credits the deep insights expressed in his book to his guru, Paramhansa Yogananda.
A Place Called Ananda by Swami Kriyananda is the complete account of the events that led to the creation of Ananda.
Devi Mukherjee’s inspiring account of the great men and women he met while trekking through the Himalayas puts you in touch with India’s timeless spiritual wealth—its saints and God-realized masters.
Lila Devi’s compassionate glimpse into the animal kingdom is a reminder that pets can bring us many years of happiness. And that we, through our loving service, can return the favor.
“Nature was made not just for us, but for itself and its own happiness, and is the very smile of God.”