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This issue features "Universal Values for the World Conscience" by Shelley Brown

Vedanta Glossary 
of Sanskrit and Bengali words, with guide to English pronunciation


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PB, 320 pages
ISBN 0-9706368-3-0
Kalpa tree Press

Selected Teachings of Swami Ashokananda for Spiritual Practice

By Sister Gargi and Shelley Brown (Editors)

A valuable new guide for the practice of Vedanta and inner yoga. More than 800 instructions by Swami Ashokananda (1893–1969) illumine the spiritual path. Vedanta’s eternal truths come alive in his down-to-earth words of encouragement and advice. These are authentic teachings to deepen spiritual life.


PB, 320 pages
36 Photographs
ISBN 0-9706368-2-2
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In the Company of Swami Ashokananda

by Sister Gargi (Marie Louise Burke)

Sister Gargi's personal story of her spiritual training by Swami Ashokananda will touch every heart. The author shares the riches of her long and fruitful quest as well as her struggles. Readers can eavesdrop on the loving insights and scoldings of an authentic spiritual guide. (Read reviews)





PB, 472 pages
50 illustrations
ISBN 0-9706368-4-9
Kalpa Tree Press

Cloth, 472 pages
50 illustrations
ISBN 0-9706368-1-4
Kalpa Tree Press

by Sister Gargi (Marie Louise Burke)

The soul-stirring biography of Swami Ashokananda, the monk of the Ramakrishna Order who developed the Vedanta movement in northern California while teaching his American disciples to lead authentic spiritual lives. "Rapturously written . . . Highly recommended." -Midwest Book Review (Read reviews)





1,128 Pages in
2-Volume Set
131 Illustrations

ISBN 0-9706368-0-6
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The Story of Swami Nitya-swarup-ananda

by Shelley Brown, M.D.  

This beautiful two-volume work captures the Swami's irresistible personality and the spiritual genius that drew the world's elite to his door—the story of a loving sage who worked unceasingly for the ideal of human unity and created the renowned Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture in Calcutta. "Powerhouse of a monk."—Library Journal
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Indian Hardcover
(4.5 x 5.5")
56 pages
ISBN 81-7167-347-3
Rupa & Co.


by Karan Singh

The salient concepts of Vedanta are presented in simple and elegant prose. Dr. Karan Singh has also included his translation of the Mundaka Upanishad (The Bridge to Immortality), one of the greatest spiritual classics of the world. Dr. Singh is internationally renowned as a scholar of Indian culture and philosophy.




Indian Paperback
(5 x 6")
114 pages
ISBN 81-7167-629-4
Rupa & Co.


by Rabindranath Tagore, introduction by Evelyn Underhill

The mystical poems by the Indian poet-saint Kabir (1440-1518) are translated by Rabindranath Tagore, and are presented here in a new edition of exquisite design. Tagore, one of India's greatest poets and most cherished renaissance writers, won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1913.





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