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meditation man perfectionMeditation

Man-Perfection in God-Satisfaction

This classic remains an enduring favourite. With the simplicity and clarity that is the hallmark of Sri Chinmoy’s writings, this comprehensive guide takes you from the first stages of concentration and meditation through to the advanced practice of contemplation. Topics include:

  • Meditation techniques from beginners to advanced levels 
  • The ABC’s of starting your home practice
  • Mantras, visualisations, meditating in the spiritual heart
ISBN 0-88497-444-8 / 261 pp / AUM Publications

Flute Flute-musicMusic for Meditation

While in a state of profound meditation, Sri Chinmoy plays his haunting melodies on the electric echo flute. Its rich soothing tones will send you to the deepest abode of inner peace and harmony. This best-selling recording is an excellent aid to meditation and relaxation.

46 min. / Aum Publications

Meditation in the Heart-Skymeditation heart sky

Guided meditation with breath visualisations and various concentration exercises. Experience peace, tranquility and ease as you are guided to being more relaxed and centered. This CD contains eight 5 minute guided meditations accompanied by gentle meditation music. Includes breathing, relaxation, concentration and meditation exercises.

Jewel-of-HappinessThe Jewels of Happiness

The Jewels of Happiness is a treasure chest of wisdom and joy – a compilation of succinct and insightful pieces of prose, practical exercises and uplifting aphorisms and verse, many of them published for the first time. Addressing themes such as peace, enthusiasm and love, the self-contained chapters combine to create a wonderful tapestry of inspiration. Sri Chinmoy’s easy-to-follow exercises, based on perennial ancient wisdom, are truly pertinent for the modern era and perfectly suited to our fast-paced lives – his amazing ability to offer positive help and insight speaks to each reader as if the words were written just for them.

“These sweet gems of wisdom by my dear friend Sri Chinmoy are timeless truths full of encouragement, love and goodness.” Archbishop Desmond Tutu

ISBN 978-1-906787-97-4/ 214 pp. / Watkins Publishing

The WingWings-of-Joys of Joy

THIS TREASURE TROVE of wisdom has inspired hope and joy in the hearts of thousands. Simon & Schuster published The Wings of Joy in 1997, and after seven printings it continues to gain popularity among peace-lovers everywhere.

Charming insight into our inner world shines throughout short, easy-to-read sections: The Doubt-Monkey, Planting Faith-Seeds, Meditating on the Heart, Akbar’s Clever Minister (on jealousy), The Story of Gandhi Buri (on courage), and many more.

Here is a book that freely discusses God in a refreshing, universal way, neither dogmatic nor religious.

“A true spiritual teacher will have the deepest respect and utmost reverence for all religions… Each religion is like a branch of the God-tree. How can we deny the value of the branches when we accept the tree as our very own?”

ISBN 0-684-82242-3 / 208 pp. / Simon & Schuster