Yoga Book Club: Summer 2021 Pick

Thanks so much to those who participated this past spring in reading my first book club pick; Yoga and the Quest for the True Self by Stephen Cope. For the next pick, I am so excited to reread one of my favorite books with you all; The Journey Home by Radhanath Swami. This memoir reads like an epic adventure story yet offers rich insight and self-reflection.

More about The Journey Home: Autobiography of an American Swami by Radhanath Swami: 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 also 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. It is a tale told with rare candor, immersing the reader in a journey that is at once engaging, humorous, and heartwarming.

Yoga Book Club is a literary initiative to help students of Yoga expand and enrich their knowledge and understanding beyond the postures. Seasonally, we read diverse works that invite curiosity, contemplation, and compassion. Participation is free.

How to participate:

  1. Email to let me know you are joining in.
  2. Read the book. Engage with the book. I endorse annotation, scratching in the margins, underlining beautiful passages, and scribbling personal connections to the text (of course don’t do this is it’s borrowed.) OR read the book with your ears on audio if that’s more your style.
  3. Join our zoom calls. We will meet online halfway through the book and at the conclusion. Come regardless of how much you’ve read – you’ll likely leave inspired. Link will be sent out the week of.

Thursday, June 17th at 6pm – Discussing Part 1: Journey to the East & Part 2: Mother India

Saturday, July 17th at 11:30am – Discussing Part 3: Himalayan Pilgrimage & Part 4: Forest of Grace

FYI: This post contains affiliate links from which I would receive a small percentage of the sale. allows you to support a local independent bookstore with your purchase.

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