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  • Translated by Swami Nikhilananda

    The living words of a God-intoxicated sage. An English rendering of the Bengali Sri Sri Ramakrishna Kathamrita – the  conversations of Sri Ramakrishna with his disciples, devotees, and visitors, recorded by Mahendranath Gupta or “M”, a direct disciple of the Master.  This translation by Swami Nikhilananda, a direct disciple of Holy Mother, is considered a true masterpiece and has become a spiritual classic.  This is a living book, a spiritual companion that answers the questions of the soul.  Hardback. 1064 pp. with photographs.

    Price $35.50.  Please call (949) 494-1906 or email devotees@kalimandir.org.  Let us know your shipping address so that we can let you know the shipping costs.
  • By Swami Govindananda Saraswati

    Govinda Baba has lived in India for decades and has penned many poems.  The seemingly simple verses echoing the nursery rhymes from childhood become the medium for expressing the mature realizations of a natural mystic and lover of God. Paperback booklet

  • By Richard Schiffman

    The story of Sri Ramakrishna’s life is as moving as are his teachings.  Schiffman, who studied in India for a number of years, intersperses his narrative with detailed explanations of Sri Ramakrishna’s teachings.  He gives essential background information on Hindu spiritual practices and philosophy and on the various forms of yoga.  Schiffman’s sympathetic style brings the reader close to the childlike personality and profound spirituality of Sri Ramakrishna.  Paperback

  • Mahishasuramardini Stotram, a famous hymn to Ma Durga, contains the power of the Devi Mahatmyam.  Encoded and embedded in the words of this exquisite hymn are hidden esoteric seed sounds, making its recitation a transformative spiritual practice.  This booklet includes the Devanagari Sanskrit, Roman transliteration and translation in English
  • This book contains the teachings of Sri Sarada Devi, the divine consort of Sri Ramakrishna.  Lovingly called Holy Mother, Sri Sarada Devi is here presented in all her rustic simplicity, which breaks barriers and is inspired by a universal love.  She said, “I can’t contain myself when somebody draws near me and calls me ‘Mother’!”  Taken from 38 reminisces of her direct disciples and devotees.  Paperback. 409 pp. 

  • By Swami Bhajanananda Saraswati.

    This booklet is a guide to learning simple Mother worship in the Hindu tradition.  Swami Bhajanananda Saraswati presents here a simplified ritualistic worship of Goddess Kali that can easily be performed regularly.  Based on ancient Tantric scriptures, the mantras and rituals contained in this puja-book come to us from the tradition of the Dakshineswar Kali temple where Sri Ramakrishna lived and worshipped the Divine Mother with an awe-inspiring intensity for over thirty years.  This book contains an overview of puja and includes the transliterated Sanskrit mantras with English translations as well as instructions for a five-item worship of Mother Kali.  This is the simplest Kali puja that is still authentic and complete for easy learning and memorization and is ideal for daily home practice.  Booklet.  36 pp. with drawings.

  • This is beautfully written and illustrated childrens' book.  It's a story about Elliot who lives in America and Kailash who lives in India.  They are pen pals.  By exchanging letters and pictures, they learn that they both love to climb trees, have pets and ride a school bus.  Their worlds may look different, but they are actually similar.  Beautiful and inspiring illustrations by Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw.
  • RETURN TO THE SOURCE Collected Writings on Spiritual Life "Swami Bhajanananda Saraswati, a monk of Shankara's Order and the main priest of Kali Mandir in Laguna Beach, is an austere traditional monk. This inspiring book, Return to the Source, reveals his devotion and passion for God, knowledge of the Hindu Scriptures and ritual, words of wisdom and practical spiritual guidance. This book originated from some of his class talks, articles, and writings, and over and above, from his sadhana and experiences. Readers will find in this book the pure spiritual tradition of Vedanta. It will help them to build their inner lives, to breathe the freshness of the eternal, and to attain peace and bliss.” ~ Swami Chetanananda, Vedanta Society of St. Louis, author of over thirty books on Sri Ramakrishna and Vedanta Chapters include: Sri Ramakrishna and Kali in the West, Kali Puja (the Art of Seeing God), Kirtan (Singing the Divine Name), Japa Yoga, Moment by Moment Worship, Bhagavatam Meditations, Tradition (Gift of the Rishis), Seeds of Desire, and Living at the Source (Excerpts from Letters to Devotees).
  • By Devadatta Kali

    Inspired by the Devimahatmya, the Sanskrit classic of Goddess-centered Hinduism, The Veiling Brilliance is an imaginative and eloquent novel that reinterprets the psychological and spiritual wisdom of India’s ancient Vedas and Tantras.  Based on the central Shakta scripture, the Devimahatmya, this compelling story is a book for seekers of direct, simple answers to life’s perennial questions.  Paperback

  • Translated and edited by Swami Chetanananda

    Mahendranath Gupta – to whom we owe the most reliable accounts of day-to-day life with Sri Ramakrishna – is of paramount importance.  He was not a monk but a married man with children and all the obligations of family.  He was so humble that he did not even include his full name in the Sri Sri Ramakrishna Kathamrita (Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna) and only referred to himself as “M.”   While the Gospel is universally recognized, M and his life story has remained obscure.  Swami Chetanananda explored every available historical source for information on M and included reminiscences of historical source for information on M. – includes reminiscences by historical figures such as poet Dilip Kumar Roy and the world-renowned yogi Paramahansa Yogananda.  Swami Chetanananda is a monk of the Ramakrishna Order and the minister of the Vedanta Society of St. Louis, Missouri.  Paperback

     
  • By Swami Chetanananda

    As one moves through the thirty chapters of this book, one gets a sense of what it means to live with God through every aspect of one’s personal and professional life.  In this book, we are in the presence of a god-intoxicated person.  Swami Chetanananda is a monk of the Ramakrishna Order and the minister of the Vedanta Society of St. Louis, Missouri.  Paperback

     
  • Translated and edited by Swami Chetanananda

    The life stories of the 16 monastic disciples of Sri Ramakrishna. This book gives an inner account of a religious community in the early days.  They are founders of a powerful religious movement that affects the world today.  Swami Chetanananda is a monk of the Ramakrishna Order and the minister of the Vedanta Society of St. Louis, Missouri. Paperback

     

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