(Aka Swami Rama of the Himalayas)
[1925 - 1996]
AUM: A Meditation in Sound (2004)
Recorded in an ancient shiva temple on the banks of the
Ganges in Northern India, Swami Rama chants AUM as the temple bells
sympathetically resonate and the entire temple vibrates and reverberates
with this cosmic sound, radiating peace and harmony throughout the
universe. Total running time: 36:52 minutes, audio CD.
Bhole Prabhu Sings
Swami Rama was known as Bhole Prabhu. He was an accomplished musician who
loved to sing. The first song on this recording, Guru Vandana, is the
piece Swamiji sang on All India Radio. All of India wept when they heard
it. We are pleased to release these very rare early recordings of Bhole
Prabhu and the later pieces of Swami Rama in this edition. Total running
time: 62.02 minutes. Audio CD.
Conscious Living (2004)
Swami Rama succinctly sums up the method of conscious living that leads to
personal transformation. He deftly addresses the many problems of modern
life and offers solutions in simple and practical terms. These lectures
were recorded live in Singapore, 1991-1992. 5-CD Audiobook. Total running
time 264 minutes.
Joints and Glands Exercises I
"Throughout the lengthy span of Indian civilization, saints and sages have
declared the divine nature of human spirit, and have fathomed the Reality
within. The Sikh gurus are representatives of this universal tradition.
Through their meditation practice they came to realize the Truth and to
manifest it in their time. The methods of meditation practiced by the
great sages form a complete science of self-transformation and
self-discovery." (Swami Rama) Audio cassette.
Joints and Glands Exercises II
Packet containing: 7" x 14" color poster of the 7 chakras, 8 page booklet,
30 minute audio tape of the bhuta shuddhipractice.
First Step Toward Advanced Meditation
Guide to Intermediate Meditation
Guided Meditation for Beginners
Guided Meditation for Intiates
Om the Eternal Witness: Secrets of the Mandukya Upanishad (2008)
The Upanishads are called shruti, revelations.
Mandukya Upanishad, though the shortest of all Upanishads, is a most
revered, profound Upanishad that teaches us how to know four states of
consciousness: the waking, dreaming and sleeping states, and turiya, the
fourth state, beyond the first three. In this Upanishad, there is a unique
combination of psychology and profound philosophy; a clear exposition and
understanding of the four states of consciousness.
Humble, Happy, & Wise (2004)
Freedom from Fear (2003)
Mantra, Tantra & Miracles (2003)
On the Spiritual Path (2003)
Sadhana: The Essense of Spiritual Life
Everyone is eager to know more about the path of
spirituality. This compact collection of Swamiji’s teachings is an
invaluable source of advice and practical knowledge for the serious
seeker. Each section, though simple and clear, requires serious
contemplation to fully understand its subtle significance. You may find it
helpful to study one section everyday, or simply choose topics especially
relevant to your self - study.
Conscious Living: A Guide for Spiritual Transformation (2002)
This is a practical book for people living in the world. the word
“practical” implies that the teaching can be practiced in the world, in
the midst of family, career and social obligations. No prior preparation
is required for reading this book, and after reading this book, no further
teaching is required. If one were to sincerely practice the teachings
presented by Sri Swami Rama in this book, one will surely achieve the goal
of self realization, a state described by Swamiji as the summum bonum of
life, a state of bliss, a state of perfection.
Let the Bud of Life Bloom: A Guide to Raising Happy and Healthy Children
Childhood is pure. If we impart good education to
our children, become selfless examples for them, and give them love,
perhaps they will grow and become the best citizens of the world. Then,
the whole universe will bloom like a flower.”
In Let the Bud of Life Bloom, Swami Rama gives us relevant,
practical insights into forming the basis of a happy life through a happy
childhood. Through blending the best of our ancient values with new
inventions, children can grow into healthy, creative adults.
Sacred Journey: Living Purposefully and Dying Gracefully
"To understand death, a person must try to
understand the purpose of life and the relationship between life and
death. The two are partners, each providing a context for the other. Death
is not a period, but merely a pause on a long journey. When life and death
are accepted as having real meaning and purpose, and death is understood
and accepted as part of the human journey, then the fear of death
disappears and life can be lived fully. This book is about the
relationship between life and death, and the 'how and why' of organizing
one's life in a way that leads to expansion and growth, and that is
helpful in preparing for the transition we call death."
Samadhi: The Highest State of Wisdom
— Yoga the Sacred Science (2002)
The contents of this book have been taken from Swami
Rama's lecture courses on Yoga Sutras. Swamiji states that Patanjali's
Yoga Sutras are the basis of ancient psychology. The explanations in this
book include many practical pointers on how we can work with the mind in
daily life, as well as study and direct the mind when in quieter states of
meditation. Swamiji's description of the totality of the mind, the
functions of the mind, and the emotions, goes far beyond the concepts of
modern psychology, and provides insight into the intricacies of yoga
psychology, making this an invaluable edition from the therapeutic
viewpoint as well as its practicality as a guide for living a healthy,
The Essence of Spiritual Life: A Companion Guide for the Seeker (2002)
This concise collection of Swami Rama's teachings serves as a practical
guide for the spiritual seeker. Spiritual practice leads the seeker
towards inner experiences of divinity that further one towards attaining
the goal of life. Swami Rama, yogi, scientist, philosopher and
humanitarian, was deeply steeped in the spiritual traditions of the
Himalayan sages. He was a free thinker, guided by direct experience and
inner wisdom. His teachings are universal and nonsectarian, providing a
bridge between the East and the West.
Path of Fire and Light: Volumes 1 and 2
The Valmiki Ramayana: Retold in Verse (1993)
Volume one of a beautiful translation of the story
of Ramayana in a 2-volume set.
Meditation and Its Practice
Clear, concise and easy-to-follow instructions cover
all the basics of sitting postures, breathing, relaxation and using a
The Mystical Poems of Kabir
(1990) with Robert B. Regli
It is said that every poet has a touch of mysticism, but Kabir's poetry is
both highly mystical and at the same time realistic. Kabir drew from many
sources and synthesized the best from each to create a poetry that appeals
to many diverse cultures. His poems have a timeless quality, making them
as appropriate to the modern world as they were to the fifteenth century.
Wisdom of the Ancient Sages Mundaka Upanishad
Swami Rama shares the powerful and inspiring teachings of one of
the world's greatest spiritual texts: the Mundaka Upanishad. This
beautiful translation and commentary affirms human nature as peaceful,
creative, and transcendent. Its message will assist anyone seeking to walk
the path of personal and spiritual development.
Indian Music: Volume 1 (1989)
This book is addressed to those who are interested in learning Indian
music. It is a basic introduction to the system of Indian music, complete
with vocal exercises for those who wish to practice training their voice.
Nitnem is the daily prayer book of the Sikhs, which collects the
verses sung and recited by all practicing Sikhs and those who are aware of
the teachings of Sri Guru Nanak Dev. These beautiful verses are read every
morning, at sunset, and before retiring to inspire and elevate the heart.
The verses of Nitnem are a soaring statement of the majesty of the
Divine and its One, Complete, and Transcendent nature, without division or
duality. Swami Rama's verse interpretation of these prayers allows the
modern reader to understand and share in the joyous state of mind that is
the essence of the Sikh tradition.
The Art of Joyful Living: Meditation and Daily Life (1989)
In The Art of Joyful Living Swami Rama imparts a message of
inspiration and optimism: that every human being is responsible for making
his life happy and then for emanating that happiness to others. This book
shows us how, with a clear conception of the philosophy and meaning of
life, we can truly enjoy our lives.
Contains sections on: The transformation of habit patterns The nature of
negative emotions Transcending desires Developing strength and willpower
Memory Developing intuition Spirituality in loving relationships Learning
to be your own therapist Understanding the process of meditation. And
Call to Humanity: Revolutionary Thoughts on Direction for Spiritual and Social Reform in Our Time (1988) with
Life Here and Hereafter (1988)
Based on the encounter between Yama, the King of Death, and Nachiketa, the
seeker of death's meaning, this book examines the mystery and challenge of
death. The story is taken from the Kathopanishad, one of the most
important and ancient of all the scriptures. A philosophical understanding
of the meaning and purpose of life and death is presented, along with a
practical psychology for coping with life and for overcoming the fear of
Creative Use of Emotion (1987)
with Swami Ajaya
A master of yoga collaborates with an American-trained psychologist in
presenting this practical, holistic perspective on the role of emotions in
the development of consciousness. They explain how we can all expand our
consciousness from a state of conflict, confusion, and emotionalism to the
experience of greater joy and harmony. Many facets of this developmental
process are described, along with methods that lead to emotional maturity
and expanded consciousness.
Celestial Song/Gobind Geet: The Dramatic Dialogue Between Gury Gobind Singh and Banda Singh Bahadur
Celestial Song/Gobind Geet is the dialogue
between Sri Guru Gobind Singh and Banda Singh Bahadur, two great leaders
in the history of humanity and the Sikh tradition. This poetic interchange
presents the ideals of Sikh dharma in a simple and lucid way so that they
can be enjoyed, understood, and applied by all who hear them. A central
theme of the book is that the spiritually aware have a responsibility to
help those in the world-that selfless service to humanity is, in fact, a
spiritual practice. To serve, to remember, and to love are the three
essential aspects of the Sikh dharma.
Love Whispers (1986)
Excerpts from the diary of Swami Rama - his personal and inspired
Path of Fire and Light Advanced Practices of Yoga
Exercise Without Movement: As Taught by Swami Rama (Manual, No 1) (1984)
Inspired Thoughts of Swami Rama
Enlightenment Without God (Mandukya Upanishad)
A Practical Guide to Holistic Health
The new yet ancient concept known as holistic health affirms the complete
interrelationship between body, mind, and spirit. As an authority in both
Eastern and Western techniques, Swami Rama presents a philosophy of total
health. Maintaining that each individual possesses the responsibility and
the tools to regulate his own well-being, he discusses the practical
aspects of cleansing, nourishing, being still, utilizing the emotions,
self-training, and exercise.
Lectures on Yoga (1979)
Meditation in Christianity (1979)
Faces of Meditation (1978)
Joints & Glands Exercises As Taught By Sri Swami Rama of the Himalayas
(1978) by Sri Swami Rama with Rudolph M. Ballentine Jr., M.D., ed.
Easy to follow exercises & diagrams: "These
exercises are arranged in a very systematic way: the student starts at the
top of his head and continues downward, exercising and massaging almost
all of the joints and glands. Each part of the body receives a good supply
of blood. The muscles are made more supple, more flexible, the joints and
glands are toned and made to function properly."
Exercises for Joints and Glands: Gentle Movements to Enhance Your Wellbeing (1977, 2008)
Here is a set of simple, pleasant stretching
exercises that can be enjoyed by everyone. They increase circulation to
all parts of the body and help improve overall flexibility. Restore a
natural vitality to the body and mind by releasing accumulated tensions in
the joints and glands. People with arthritis and rheumatism have found
this book to be very beneficial. These exercises also gently prepare and
train your body for the practices of hatha yoga.
Theory and Practice of Meditation
Emotion to Enlightenment (1976)
with Swami Ajaya
Swami Rama of the Himalayas: Photographs & Quotations (1976)
Yoga and Psychotherapy: The Evolution of Consciousness (1976) by Allan Weinstock, Rudolph Ballentine,
Swami Ajaya, and Swami Rama
Living with the Himalayan Masters: Spiritual Experiences of Swami Rama
Ordained a monk at a young age by a great sage of
the Himalayas, Swami Rama was involved in a learning journey from
monasteries to caves, studying and living with more than a hundred sages
in the solitude of the Himalaya Mountains and the plains of India. Among
those with whom he studied were Tagore, Mahatma Gandhi, Sri Aurobindo, and
Ramana Maharshi. In this collection of stories, Swami Rama relates his
experiences with the great teachers who guided his life.
Freedom from Karma (1973)
A Bunch of Reminiscences (1972)
Book of Wisdom/Freedom from the Bondage of Karma
Drishtiyoga: An Easy Method of Controlling the Mind
Science of Breath: A Practical Guide (1940, 1979) by Alan Hymes,
Rudolf Ballentine, M.D., and Swami Rama
Describes the anatomy and physiology of breathing, as well
as the subtle yogic science of prana.
At the Eleventh Hour: The Biography of Swami Rama
(2004) by Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, Ph.D.
The biography of Swami Rama with 24-page photo
Yoga International - Swami Rama His Message Our Gift - 10th Anniversary, July 2001, No. 60 (2001)
by Deborah Willoughby
Walking With a Himalayan Master: An American's Odyssey
(1997) by Justin O'Brien
This autobiography of an American yogi is the story
of the training of a Western scholar by a unique Himalayan Master, one of
the greatest yogis of the era.
Living With the Himalayan Masters, Spiritual Experiences of Swami Rama (1978), Swami Ajaya, ed.
Bhole: Adventures of a Young Yogi: Inspired
by the childhood stories of Swami Rama ( ) by Hema de Munnik
This is the story about a boy named Bhole who was
born in a remote village in the Himalayan Mountains of Northern India.
Bhole was adopted by a great saint and raised in a cave monastery from the
age of three. He loved to play pranks on meditating monks and his unruly
behavior often disturbed the peaceful and quiet atmosphere in the cave.
After a few years he was sent to school in his village, where he shared
adventures with his dog Bhaiya, and with his friend Arjun. During his
holidays he met with many yogis, saints and sages who amazed him with
their supernatural powers. He wanted to become a yogi, but before this
could happen he needed to remove many obstacles and had to overcome many
A book for both the young and young at heart.
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