The Journey Home
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.
Mother Ganges teaches us that if we want to attain the sea of our aspiration, we must persevere in our goal and never be discouraged by the inevitable obstacles that come on our path.
— RADHANATH SWAMI, The Journey Home
The Journey Within
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.