Healing the heart is my life’s purpose—the heart here refers not merely to the organ that circulates blood, but to the core of reality.
My first book, Shakti Rising, explores the ten great wisdom goddesses known as the Dasha Mahavidya who represent facets of this great heart of reality. These goddesses dance in our lives and minds, no matter who we are or what our path is.
My second book, The Heart of Wellness, presents a paradigm shift in how we think about health and disease, and presents the Bliss Prescription to dive into the great heart and discover the gems of wellness deep within it.
My most recent book, Glorious Alchemy (see below), is a deep and practical exploration of Śrīvidyā through the Lalitā Sahasranāma. It is scheduled to be released in the fall/winter of 2019.
Here in this space you will find my online courses, writings, events, chants and various media interviews where I talk about heart disease, wellness, Yoga, Tantra, Ayurveda, and Vedanta.
Update On My New book - Glorious Alchemy!
Glorious Alchemy: Living the Lalitā Sahasranāma (A Practical Manual of Śrīvidyā), New Sarum Press, 2020
After months of furious writing, this book is finally on the verge of making a grand entrance into the world!
During Navarātrā 2019, it had the good fortune of being released by my guru Śrī Chaitanyananda Natha Saraswati at the Rājarājeśvarī Pītham in Rush, NY. This was a special Navarātri edition, which sold out immediately on Amazon.
The Navarātri edition lacked careful proofreading; the final edition will be thoroughly proofread and free of typos and errors. The content is the same in the two editions. It is truly gorgeous, thanks to the cover art and illustrations by my very talented friend, Rashmi Thirtha Jyoti.
If you are eagerly waiting for this book, you’re not alone! Please feel free to subscribe to my newsletter to be informed of its release in early January 2020! I promise that the end result is absolutely spectacular!
Praise for the book:
“This book sets forth a road map of unparalleled clarity to negotiate the esoteric and highly uplifting spiritual knowledge known as Śrī Vidyā.” ~ Śrī Chaithanyananda Saraswati, Sri Rajarajeswari Pitham, Rush, NY
“Quite simply, the best book on the LSN in the English language. It is no exaggeration to call Glorious Alchemy divinely inspired. Completely comprehensive, detailed and yet totally accessible, it is an incomparable work. If only we had such a book for every Tantrik recitation text or long-form mantra! This is a perfect example of the Tantrik science of exegesis, and perfectly demonstrates why it is so necessary and beneficial. I would especially draw the practitioner’s attention to the utterly sublime bhāvanās or guided meditations scattered so abundantly throughout the text — these alone are worth ten times the price of admission. Indeed, they are priceless jewels in this crowning text of Goddess-centered Tantrik sādhanā.” ~ Christopher Wallis (aka Hareesh), M.Phil., Ph.D., author of Tantra Illuminated and The Recognition Sutras
“Glorious Alchemy is more than a book; it is a living revelation that those who love Devi, those who wish to deepen their relationship with Her, and those who have yet to remember Her, have all been waiting for.” ~ Laura Amazzone, Author of Goddess Durga and Sacred Female Power
“Besides containing one of the best overviews of the View of nondual Tantra I have ever come across, this workbook also includes many self-reflective exercises that assist in integrating the more esoteric aspects of Śrī Vidyā with moment-to-moment experience.” ~Dharma Bodhi Tantrik Yogi, Trika Mahāsiddha Yoga
“…a fresh yet erudite, systematic yet devotionally charged revelation that brings an ancient prayer, and an intimate vision of the Goddess herself, vividly to life.” ~ Michael M. Bowden, author, The Goddess and the Guru; editor, Gifts from the Goddess; co-founder, Shakti Sadhana
“As a reference work Glorious Alchemy is a source of information to which the reader will return again and again; as a devotional manual it inspires; and as a guide to meditative practice it provides effective, step-by-step instruction to the spiritual seeker. In short, this is a work of lasting value.” ~Devadatta Kali, Author of In Praise of the Goddess: The Devimahatmya and Its Meaning
“Simply beautiful! I wholeheartedly recommend this monumental work on Sri Vidya.” ~Om Swami
“This book is an invaluable blessing to those interested in tantra, yoga, nonduality, the divine feminine, and the Hindu worship of the Goddess. This is the book I wish I could have written.” ~ Rev. Dr. Swami Bhajanananda Saraswati, Head Priest and Dean of Seminary, Kali Mandir Ramakrishna Ashram, Laguna Beach, California
“Written in lucid English with illustrations and charts, the text is a must-read for understanding Śākta Tantrism. I am confident that Śākta aspirants, as well as scholars seeking insider perspectives on Śākta Tantrism, will find this text invaluable.”~ Dr. Sthaneshwar Timalsina, Professor, Religious Studies, San Diego University
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Best Book Award for Shakti Rising!
Shakti Rising: Best Books of 2017!
Shakti Rising has won the Nautilus Gold Award for the best books of 2017 under the category: Religion/Spirituality of Eastern Thought. Check out the entire list of winners here!