Paramahansa Yogananda was a great spiritual teacher who inspired many people throughout the world. Rev. Alan L. Pritz, author of Meditation as a Way of Life: Philosophy and Practice — Rooted in the Teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda, provides an introduction to the life, mission, and teachings of Yogananda plus explains how we can use Yogananda’s explanation of timeless spiritual principles and meditation practices to deepen our inner relationship with Spirit.
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“One of the best meditation guides in years. Clear, uncomplicated, inspiring, and straight from the heart of a true expert who’s been there. Highly recommended.” ~ Larry Dossey, MD, author of Healing Words
Among primers on meditation, Meditation as a Way of Life: Philosophy and Practice Rooted in the Teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda is unique in that it uses the universally applicable teachings of Indian yogi Paramahansa Yogananda to guide readers who treasure inner growth and are looking for reliable direction for how to achieve it in an authentic and sustainable way, offering specific, time-tested principles and how-to exercises for cultivating the mental, physical and spiritual aspects of a meditation-based spiritual life from a classical yogic perspective
Rev. Alan L. Pritz, a disciple of Yogananda, distills the teachings of many other spiritual traditions and religions, including Christianity, into an interfaith perspective that will appeal to all seekers of the Divine. Specific elements include foundations of spiritual practice; benefits of energy-building exercises, affirmations, and healthy life-style regimens; instructions in mantra practice and inner-sound meditation; techniques for effective prayer; and guidelines to measure inner practice.
Throughout the narrative, Rev. Pritz adds touching and sometimes humorous personal stories, speaking to the reader authentically as a fellow practitioner rather than a master or guru. He concludes the book with an appendix that contains a discussion about the differences and similarities between spirituality and religion.
The accessible narrative and universal themes in Meditation as a Way of Life make it enjoyable to read and life-enhancing to apply.
Meditation as a Way of Life: Philosophy and Practice
Rooted in the Teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda
By Alan L. Pritz
Published by Quest Books
Available in Paperback, Kindle, and on Audible
- Hymn to Brahma
- Mother Make Me Mad with Thy Love
- Thou Art My Life
- Spirit & Nature
- Fountain of Flame
- Always Have I Loved Thee
- O Life is Sweet
- I Am the Bubble
- I Rise With The Dawn
- They Have Heard Thy Name
- Door of My Heart
- From Joy I Came
- May Thy Love Shine Forever On the Sanctuary of My Devotion
- Meditation Overview
- Guided Meditation
- Fine Points
- Practice Guidelines
- Published: May, 2010
- Format: Perfect Bound Softcover(B/W)
- Pages: 132
- Size: 5×8
- ISBN: 9781450227889
Summary: Reduce everyday stress, increase mental acuity, and improve creativity through meditation. By practicing the exercises and techniques in this book you will discover that developing your spiritual nature will enable you to move beyond personal limitations to heightened awareness, collective abundance, and inner joy.
What people have said about Pocket Guide To Meditation:
“What a great Pocket Guide To Meditation. This book should be given to everybody who enters a doctor’s office, so they hopefully won’t need to come back. The HMOs should underwrite this project; it would save them money, which is their bottom line.”
— Larry Dossey, Author of Healing Words, The Power of Prayer & Practice of Medicine
“Alan has taken a big subject and made it friendly, interesting, and useful for everyone. This is the perfect little book to carry around in purse or pocket for quick moments of inspiration.”
— Lilias Folan, Host of PBS series, Lilias!
“A great resource to begin your meditation journey. A wonderful guide to explore the classical practices of meditation in a very clear and understandable manner; a great resource for the beginner and advanced practitioner alike. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who is on the journey to integrate more pause, reflection, and spirituality into their life.”
— Kevin Cashman, Author of Leadership From The Inside Out
Rev. Alan contributed Spirituality in the Workplace to Training Tough Topics (AMACOM:2000).
Rev. Alan is currently at work on a new book, Meditation and the Spiritual Life. See details on the Latest News page.