Saints

This stunning companion book to the movie Awake: the Life of Yogananda, features the entire documentary screenplay interwoven with over 400 spectacular four-color visuals, including a considerable collection of rare archival photos of Paramahansa Yogananda. It’s a visual feast, taking readers from holy pilgrimages in India to Harvard’s Divinity School and its cutting-edge physics labs, from the Center for Science and Spirituality at the University of Pennsylvania to the Chopra Center in Carlsbad, California. Included are behind the scenes insights and commentary from the filmmakers, as well as interviews with Krishna Das, George Harrison, Ravi Shankar and many others.

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Awake: The Life of Yogananda: Based on the Documentary Film by Paola Di Florio and Lisa Leeman Cover Image
By Paola Di Florio (Joint Author), Lisa Leeman (Joint Author)
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Published: Self Realization Fellowship - September 1st, 2015

For many, trekking into the wilderness is a spiritual experience in itself: pushing one's body to the edge, reconnecting to the environment, and navigating the external and internal landscape away from civilization. Reading a book on the trail might seem counterintuitive to this exploration of nature, self, and the divine. But Belden Lane discovered that "wilderness reading" illuminated his experience. For his inner and outer excursions, this university professor chose the spiritual writings of saints and mystics from various religions, including Christianity, Sufism, Hinduism, and Buddhism. The reader travels along as Lane deepens his practice of mindfulness in the isolated valley called Moonshine Hollow, following the words of Thich Nhat Hanh. In Canyonlands National Park, he faces lessons in fear alongside the wisdom of John of the Cross. From Dag Hammarskjold and the Ozark's Gunstock Hollow he learns to travel light. The masters teach him how to pay attention, practice silence, embrace solitude, and develop wonder; while nature reveals lessons in disillusionment, fear, failure, dying, and delight. The wilderness we traverse may be in the backcountry, or—as the author points out—in the waiting room of Radiation Oncology. His message: when we confront whatever impedes our growth, our spiritual journey begins.

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Backpacking with the Saints: Wilderness Hiking as Spiritual Practice Cover Image
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - December 1st, 2014

This biography is an excellent companion (or “disciple,” if you will) to Autobiography of a Yogi. Like the AY, it flows between engaging storytelling and clearly explained yogic teachings, so you can learn about not only Paramhansa Yogananda’s life but the deeper meaning behind his life and ours. The complementary perspective (3rd person vs. 1st person) greatly rounds out our understanding of the Master and his impact on the world. Swami Kriyananda writes from a lifetime’s experience of living his guru’s teachings and explaining them to others. No one else could have done this so clearly and beautifully. Truly a new classic!

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Paramhansa Yogananda: A Biography with Personal Reflections and Reminiscences Cover Image
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Published: Crystal Clarity Publishers - March 16th, 2012

A direct disciple of Paramhansa Yogananda, Reverend John Laurence was a modern mystic, world teacher, and founder of the Metaphysical Design for Living Church in San Francisco. His joyful spirit, humor and compassion are evident in every page of this book, a treasure trove of his talks compiled and edited by Elana Joan Cara. Based on the Psalms, these uplifting messages are universal and non-denominational. As a young man Reverend Laurence studied the lives of the saints, fascinated by their special powers. He reminds us that we are all a spark of the Infinite, capable of living like spiritual giants. In a straightforward and lively manner he offers guidance on how to return to our natural state of joyous light. This inspiring collection includes stories from the lives of saints East and West, and compelling discussions about life after death.
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The Light of the Christ Within: Inspired Talks by Reverand John Laurence, a Direct Disciple of Paramhansa Yogananda Cover Image
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Published: Crystal Clarity Publishers - April 16th, 2013

The book that started it all! Paramhansa Yogananda is the “patron saint” of East West, since Ananda, the spiritual community we're affiliated with, is founded on his teachings. Yogananda was the first Indian guru to make his permanent home in America, first arriving here in 1920. His mission was to unite the East and the West by demonstrating the inherent unity of all religions, and his autobiography has been a perennial bestseller and a source of inspiration to millions of truthseekers and to anyone interested in finding their own, direct experience of spirituality.

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Autobiography of a Yogi: Reprint of the Philosophical Library 1946 First Edition Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781565892125
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Published: Crystal Clarity Publishers - October 1st, 2005

Vanamali's love for Krishna is contagious as it shines through these stories covering the whole of the avatar's life. Whether you're meeting Krishna for the first time or have known him for years, this book is a delightful way to spend time with him.

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The Complete Life of Krishna: Based on the Earliest Oral Traditions and the Sacred Scriptures Cover Image
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Published: Inner Traditions International - May 22nd, 2012