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In this long-awaited follow-up to his international best seller 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 that illustrate the basic teachings of the 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.


From the best-selling author of
The Journey Home

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The Journey Within joins it’s predecessor The Journey Home as a guidebook to a healthy spiritual life: great stories and practical advice from a revered teacher who has helped individuals from all walks of life. Radhanath Swami’s books will have great appeal to those who practice yoga and who are interested in learning more about the ancient spirituality behind the popular physical exercise.

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from Russell Brand, B.K.S. Iyengar, Cornel West and Sri Pejawar Swami…

Appreciation for Radhanath Swami by Russell Brand
“He’s a beautiful fellow. He’s got the answer. I’m a spiritual gent and increasingly that’s the level I want to vibrate on, were it not for my crazed lust for sex and glamour.”
Russell Brand, English comedian, actor, radio host, author, and activist.
Appreciation for Radhanath Swami by BKS Iyengar
“I respect my friend, Shri Radhanath Swamiji, who pursued his spiritual journey experiencing unity in diversity—which is a part and parcel of Indian culture—met various spiritual heads in his journey, and gained knowledge of Adhyaatma Vidya progressively, which then culminated in his journey from the seeker to the state of the seer.”
B.K.S. Iyengar, one of the foremost teachers of yoga in the world. He has written many books on yogic practice and its philosophy including Light on Yoga, Light on Pranayama, Light on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali.
Appreciation for Radhanath Swami by Dr Cornel West
“Brother Swami is Strong. I have a great love and respect for him.”

Cornel West, American philosopher, academic, social activist, author and public intellectual.
Appreciation for Radhanath Swami by Sri Pejawar Swami
“I have interacted with Sri Radhanath since so many years. His simplicity, soft dealings, sober nature, great devotion to Sri Krishna and his initiation in preaching of devotional service has made me feel special pride in him. I pray and hope that people may get great inspiration in their life from such a spiritual practitioner.”
Sri Pejawar Swami, (Sri Vishwesha Theertha Swamiji) is the current Swami, or pontiff, of the Pejavara Matha, one of the ashta mathas (eight monasteries) of the temple town of Udupi, founded by Sri Madhvacharya, the 13th century pioneer of the Bhakti Movement and chief proponent of the Dwaita Vedanta Philosophy.
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Radhanath Swami

New York Times Best-selling Author | Spiritual teacher | Community builder | Guide
Radhanath Swami - a community builder

A Bhakti Yoga practitioner for more than 40 years, Radhanath Swami is one of today’s most beloved and respected spiritual teachers. He is a guide, community builder, activist, and acclaimed author. Rooted in his study of ancient India’s mystic devotional tradition, Radhanath Swami’s message is as profound as it is simple: by cultivating a rich inner life of self-awareness and a genuine practice of service, we can become instruments of compassion and agents of sustainable change in the world.

While maintaining his own rigorous practice as a Vaishnava Hindu monk, Radhanath Swami is also able to speak to universal principles of spirituality that cut across the faith spectrums and transcend sectarian differences.

Radhanath Swami was born into a middle class Jewish family in Chicago

Born into a middle class Jewish family in Chicago, Radhanath Swami (née Richard Slavin) became an active participant in the civil rights movement of the late 1960s and early 1970s. He soon discovered, however, that social transformation begins with personal change, and at the age of 19 he embarked on a remarkable quest for meaning in life. This adventure, detailed in his memoir The Journey Home: Autobiography of an American Swami (Mandala Publishing, 2010), took him hitchhiking across Europe and the Middle East—through Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and finally to India. There he lived as a wandering ascetic, first amongst the forest dwelling Himalayan yogis and later amongst a wide variety of gurus and spiritual practitioners throughout India and Nepal. Ultimately, he reached the inner sanctum of India’s mystic devotional tradition in the holy town of Vrindavan, where he found his path amongst the Bhakti-yogis.

Radhanath Swami

In Vrindavan he found the teacher he was searching for in A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. In choosing Bhaktivedanta Swami, as his guru, Radhanath Swami felt compelled to shear his matted locks and reenter Western society with a mission to share the sacred wisdom he had received. This return exemplifies the form of devotional yoga which is at the heart of Radhanath Swami’s teachings, a spiritual practice expressed as tangible action meant to bring about personal fulfillment and benefit the world.

The Govardhan Eco Village

Today, Radhanath Swami is the founder and coordinator of multiple spiritual communities throughout the world, the most prominent of which is the Radha Gopinath Ashram located in Mumbai, India. Under his inspiration and guidance, the project has grown to include missionary hospitals, orphanages, eco-friendly farms, schools, temples, emergency relief programs, and a food distribution program that feeds more than 250,000 indigent children in downtown Mumbai every day. In spite of his many responsibilities, he also travels widely, teaching Eastern philosophy and spiritually throughout Europe, Asia, and America. He has been featured as a guest speaker in universities such as Oxford, Cambridge, Princeton, Harvard, Columbia and Stanford, and in corporations such as HSBC, Microsoft, Intel and Oracle.

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