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The Journey Home by Radhanath Swami


by Radhanath Swami




A Mystical Adventure

Within this extraordinary memoir, Radhanath Swami weaves a colorful tapestry of adventure, mysticism, and love. Follow Richard Slavin from the suburbs of Chicago to the caves of the Himalayas as he transforms from seeker to renowned spiritual guide.

Through apprenticeships with advanced yogis, near-death encounters, and years of travel along the pilgrim's path, Radhanath Swami eventually reaches the inner sanctum of India's mystic culture and finds the love he has been seeking. It is a tale told with rare candor, immersing the reader in a journey that is engaging, humorous, and heartwarming.

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The Journey Home by Radhanath Swami
The Journey Home by Radhanath Swami

Magical Encounter

Daniel Tucker:

  “My first time in Mayapur, the fountain of Radha-Krishna kirtan in West Bengal, India, a fellow pilgrim turned me on to this book. Mayapur shimmers with bhakti energy, with "Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna…" being sung around every corner. And yet, it was culturally so foreign that I felt a bit lost amidst something clearly so powerful.

Radhanath Swami's story became a bridge for me to relate to this deep Bhakti tradition that might appear foreign at first, but actually is as familiar as the heart's own longing for God. After I finished the book, I discovered that he was visiting Mayapur, holding a massive kirtan in the main temple! His singing and sweet vibrato conveyed great feeling and tenderness for Radha-Krishna.”

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