On May 17, 2016, a book launch of Radhanth Swami’’s new work, The Journey Within, was held at the East Plano Comfort Inn and Suites in Dallas, Texas. Radhanath Swami spoke with honored dignitaries and local leaders in attendance.
The program began with traditional Indian music performed by a group of enthusiastic local youth, followed by introductions and a talk by Radhanath Swami on the book and his spiritual journey. Radhanath Swami discussed how the book came to be and the circumstances surrounding its inception years prior. He recalled a phone call from a major New York publisher he received while on the banks of the Ganges River, wherein he was asked to write a book that would elucidate Vedic spirituality in a manner that would be understandable to a “middle-class housewife from Minnesota”. Throughout his talk, he explained yoga philosophy with entertaining, understandable analogies.
Following the talk, a sumptuous dinner feast was served as Radhanath Swami signed books and met with locals. Attendees enjoyed the event, and many were touched by his words. “The message that was given tonight was one of peace and togetherness”, said Laxmi Tummala, a Frisco realtor and politician. Patrick McBride, a renowned author and life coach, felt that Radhanath Swami’s ideas were “from his heart, to everyone else, so full of love and care”. Also in attendance were Atul Vohra, former chief marketing officer at Dell Services, Vinode Vitthala, former Fijian politician and corporate leadership coach, and Kishore Kandavalli, Founder and CEO of IT Tech, one of the country’s fastest growing software companies.