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Om Yoga Its Theory and Practice by Swami Nirmalananda Giri

Om Yoga Its Theory and Practice by Swami Nirmalananda Giri published in 2006 by Atma Jyoti Press is an introduction to classic yoga as thought in the Bhagavad Gita.  It goes into details on breath and sound in both yoga and meditation. The book also has an extensive glossary. Download it here (113 pages): Om Yoga Its […]

The Sacred Books of the East – all 50 volumes

The Sacred Books of the East is an enormous  project undertaken by Max Müller and various authors from 1879 and 1910. The groups work was published by Oxford University Press and to this day many of the translations are the only ones existing or the most precise. It is not possible to buy the complete set of these works, but Google […]

Hatha Yoga Pradipika original Sanskrit Swatmarama translation

Hatha Yoga Pradipika the original Sanskrit Swatmarama translated by James Mallinson and published in 2004. Hatha Yoga Pradipika is a classic root text of Hatha Yoga written in 15th century CE. The book is build around four chapters, including material on asanas, pranayama, chakras, kundalini, bandhas, kriyas, shakti, nadis and mudras among other topics. Download […]

A Series of Lessons in Gnani Yoga by Yogi Ramacharaka

A Series of Lessons in Gnani Yoga by Yogi Ramacharaka. The Yogi Philosophy may be divided into several great branches, or fields. What is known as “Hatha Yoga” deals with the physical body and its control; its welfare; its health; its preservation; its laws, etc. What is known as “Raja Yoga” deals with the Mind; its control; its development; […]

Green Dharma by Georg Feuerstein & Brenda Feuerstein

Green Dharma is a free about about Dharma and the environment by Georg Feuerstein & Brenda Feuerstein. They have previously published their work ‘Green Yoga’ and Green Dharma can be seen as an independent poursuite. From the intro: “The Buddha was a great healer of human hearts and minds. If he were walking on the […]

What is Advaita Vedanta? Experience and Knowledge

What is Advaita Vedanta? – Experience and Knowledge by James Swartz is a short but well written and compact guide to Advaita Vedanta and non-duality from 2003. From the book: “The Upanishads, the source of Vedanta, say that before this creation was, the self, limitless being, was. It further says that this self continues to […]

The Tibetan Yogas of Dream and Sleep

Hello all, sorry for the 3 weeks break. I have spend some time in Arunachal Pradesh in northeast India, up near the border to China, but now I am back and ready to serve the lions fresh meat. Thanks to all who have signed up for the newsletter, and those of you who have joined […]

Yoga Vasishta Maha Ramayana

The Brihat (the great) Yoga Vasishta or Yoga Vasishta Maha Ramayana as it is also called, is a work of about 32,000 Sanskrit couplets, traditionally attributed to Valmiki, the author of Srimad Ramayana. It is a dialogue between Sage Vasishta and Sri Rama, during which Advaita (the doctrine of non-duality) in its pure form of […]

The Science of Breath & the Philosophy of the Tatwas

The Science of Breath & the Philosophy of the Tatwas by Rama Prasad is an ancient text translated from sanskrit. It deals with breathing and breaths potential as a tool for spiritual enlightenment.  The book goes in deep details about the nature of breathing from a scientific viewpoint and thereby give us both an understanding of […]

The Science of Breath by Yogi Ramacharaka

The Science of Breath by Yogi Ramacharaka. For thousands of years, yogis have believed that breath is the essential link between body and mind, energizing a subtle body which connects the physical and mental aspects of our being. In this book, Swami Rama and two noted American physicians explore the science of breath as the missing […]

Sri Aurobindo Essays in Philosophy and Yoga

Essays in Philosophy and Yoga consists of short works in prose written by Sri Aurobindo between 1909 and 1950 and published during his lifetime. All but a few of them are concerned with aspects of spiritual philosophy, yoga, and related subjects. Short writings on the Veda, the Upanishads, Indian culture, political theory, education, and poetics have been placed in other volumes. The […]

Practical Vipassana Exercises

Practical Vipassana Exercises is a  basic, short and direct instructional ebook on the Vipassane meditation practice: the preparatory stages with a series of basic exercises. Part two, deals with the progressive practice and the practical vipassana exercises. The appendix explains the techniques involved in the Mahasi Sayadaw tradition. Download the ebook here: Practical Vipassana Exercises […]

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