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  • 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

  • By Devadatta Kali

    In Praise of the Goddess: The Devimahatmya and its Meaning is a new translation and commentary of this central scripture of the Hindu Goddess tradition.  This is an eloquent, easy-to-read translation that combines sound scholarship with an insider’s perspective based on 37 years of spiritual practice within the Hindu tradition.  Paperback

  • By Elizabeth U. Harding 

    An introduction to the worship of the Divine Mother at one of Her most living temples.

    This beautiful book provides a wealth of information about the worship of Goddess Kali by giving an intimate and detailed description of Kolkata’s famous Dakshineswar temple and Ma Bhavatarini, the form of Kali worshipped there.  Learn about the temple’s festivals & daily rituals, and discover inspiring accounts of some of this tradition’s ecstatic saints.  A great introduction to Kali worship.  Paperback, original photographs.

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    Chai Pilgrimage Written by Patrick Shaw, illustrated by Jenny Kostecki-Shaw, with photography by both. 192 page, 11 x 8 1/4, full-color, hardbound book. Steep yourself in India's rich chai culture in this multimedia travelogue with illustrated recipes and tips on the art of chai-making! If India has always beckoned, but something held you back - or if you have traveled to India and feel a longing in your heart to return - make the Chai Pilgrimage through the pages of this book. Patrick Shaw and Jenny Kostecki-Shaw spent four months in northern India, steeping themselves in chai culture. They kept journals, made paintings and took pictures. Using chai as their compass, they also made friends, worshiped at remote temples, and drank a lot of chai. Firsthand, they learned from the extraordinary hospitality of the Indian people that "Guest is God," being treated as family members in many homes. Inspired by the pungent spice palette, they returned to their northern New Mexico home and created this ecstatic book of art. Every page is a song of praise to the Indian people and the Hindu gods, to the healing chai spices, to the small farmers who grow tea, to every chai wallah in every stand along their journey. Patrick and Jenny captured and translated not just the Hindi language and the sweetness of the people but the spirit of love itself. Every word, painting and recipe is suffused with the pure flavor of devotion. Sit down with a cup of chai and enjoy this pilgrimage to the chai motherland of India!  
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