Radhanath Swami is a #1 New York Times Best-selling Author of The Journey Home & The Journey Wihin
Whenever I look back to that day, I am reminded how prayers may be answered in ways we never expect. To grow may require that we be shaken right to our core. While kneeling on that roadside in Herat, something died within me, giving birth to a realization necessary for me to move forward in my path. With each step, a camel lifts its hoof from a stable place on earth in order to move forward. And to reach the sea, each ripple of the river must let go of its present state to surrender to the current.
Within this extraordinary memoir, Radhanath Swami weaves a colorful tapestry of adventure, mysticism, and love. Readers follow Richard Slavin from the suburbs of Chicago to the caves of the Himalayas as he transforms from young seeker to renowned spiritual guide.
The Journey Home is an intimate account of the steps to self awareness and a penetrating glimpse into the heart of mystic traditions and the challenges that all souls must face on the road to inner harmony and a union with the Divine.
Through near-death encounters, apprenticeships with advanced yogis, and years of travel along the pilgrim’s path, Radhanath Swami eventually reaches the inner sanctum of India’s mystic culture and finds the love he has been seeking. It is a tale told with rare candor, immersing the reader in a journey that is at once engaging, humorous, and heartwarming.
In this long-awaited follow-up to his international bestseller, The Journey Home: Autobiography of an American Swami, renowned spiritual leader and social activist, Radhanath Swami, shares intimate stories from his decades of experience as a guru of Bhakti-Yoga.
His teachings illustrate the basic tenants of this ancient philosophy. With illuminating references to Western religions and ideologies, The Journey Within invites readers from all backgrounds to discover the simple truths that unite us.
The Journey Within was awarded the coveted New York Times Best Seller under the “Religion, Spirituality and Faith” category. The New York Times Best Seller award is an authoritatively ranked list of books sold in the United States, sorted by format and genre.
Radhanath Swami’s second book also won the 29th The Independent Book Publishers Association’s (IBPA) Benjamin Franklin Gold Award in the “Body, Mind & Spirit” category.