Books on Meditation by Ajayan


Whispers of the HImalaya

Whispers of the Himalaya

In 1996, I took the retreat of a lifetime at the source of the Ganges River at 10,000 feet in the Himalayas, in silence, living in a cave, for two months. It was such an amazing adventure on all levels that I wrote a book about it: Whispers of the Himalaya, which I’ve released this year (2017; yes, it’s been in the writing for 21 years!) It has plenty of adventure, unexpected friendships with holy men, encounters with madmen, the Indian army, and much more, but most importantly inspiring insights into meditation and life–the “whispers” of the Himalayas.

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Advanced Reviews

“An incredible story that reveals the truth we are all capable of finding when we quiet our minds. Read this book, let yourself be touched by his words and his journey as I was, and know that we all have that potential within us.” — Bernie Siegel, MD, author of A Book of Miracles and 365 Prescriptions For The Soul

Ajayan Borys is one of America’s most experienced teachers of meditation and after many years he has released Whispers of the Himalaya, a biographical account of his youthful experience while living in a cave for a two-month meditation sadhana in the Himalayas…. His story is our story, and the reader will emerge a better, more cleansed, more realistic human…. Highly recommended for all on the road seeking to move from the “human” to the “humane” and beyond.
— Swami Anandakapila Saraswati, author of A Chakra and Kundalini Workbook, and Ecstasy Through Tantra

An engrossing, powerful read. I picked it up one evening and stayed with it to the end, feeling as if I was with Ajayan on his journey into the spiritual heart of India and humanity. While some of us might dream of retreating from the world and living in a cave in the Himalayas near the sacred Ganges River, Ajayan shows us what that experience would actually be like, both the sublime and the mundane. He writes from the depth of the wisdom and stillness he experienced; this book is not only a memoir, but also a spiritual transmission.
— HeatherAsh Amara, author of Warrior Goddess Training

This book is profound! Ajayan Borys compassionately uses personal experience and revelation to lead readers out of the dream-world illusion of achievement and into a mindset that is in harmony with what is, with Being.
— Debra Meehl, President / Founder of The Meehl Foundation, nationally recognized speaker, Life Coach, Coauthor of Joyful Transformation

Loved it! Deeply moving and inspiring journey to the source. A must read for all seekers of the truth.
— Michael Mastro, author of The Way of Vastu


Effortless Mind: Meditate with Ease

Want to learn a profound, deep, relaxing meditation at your own pace? The book, Effortless Mind: Meditate with Ease has everything you need to experience deep meditation and all its benefits.

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With clear, user-friendly instruction, this book presents classic techniques that can empower even beginners to experience deep, effective meditation and can help veterans go deeper. Offering plenty of insight about finding growth and bliss in everyday life, Effortless Mind is filled with practical and inspirational wisdom.


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“The following words, spoken by a smiling Himalayan swami to Ajayan Borys, sum up everything I have to say about this book and life: ‘[People] don’t realize that life without meditation is like a string of zeros. But adding meditation is like adding a 1 in front of all those zeros. Now you have a million, or a billion, or a trillion.’ This book can help you to connect with your higher Self and, as a result, with all creation.”
Bernie S. Siegel, MD, author of A Book of Miracles and Faith, Hope & Healing
“Effortless Mind is a pure gift! I loved it! Ajayan is a master meditator who speaks in clear, practical, engaging language to offer a profound program of meditation that anyone can learn. In fact, his work inspires us to embrace meditation more readily than any work or practice that I have experienced. Most importantly, he reveals how to integrate the benefits of meditation into your daily life and make every moment a meditation. Ajayan is a teacher of the highest caliber. Thanks Ajayan for this monumental work. I highly recommend it.””
David Daniels, MD, clinical professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, Stanford Medical School and pioneer in the Enneagram system of nine personality styles

“Written with the grace and ease of meditation itself, Effortless Mind is a balm to the soul. Find herein the keys to the inner temple, a gateway into the deepest mystery, and an antidote to life’s stress. If you are looking for a way in instead of a way out, this book is for you.”
Anodea Judith, Ph.D., author of Wheels of Life; Eastern Body, Western Mind

“This is a book that will inspire and guide those who seek a more fulfilling and meaningful way of being.”

Shyalpa Tenzin Rinpoche, author of Living Fully: Finding Joy in Every Breath

Hi Ajayan,
I’m mid-way through your book Effortless Mind and just had to stop and thank you.  Your book is the most clearly-communicated guidance I have found – book, internet, or otherwise – especially from my perspective as a Westerner and aerospace engineer.  I’ve had some wild experiences in meditation and wanted answers, but others’ explanations wrapped in too much symbolism, or too many Sanskrit words, or too many subjective interpretations, had been leaving me confused and frustrated.
I appreciate that you took the time to clearly and effectively communicate your advice, which enabled me to finally figure out what mistakes I was making and how to correct them.  As an R&D scientist designing moon robots, I know there’s a fine balance to strike to describe a complicated system, write in plain English for non-experts, and still not dumb down the material or over-simplify.  I think you did a beautiful job.
I’m amazed how I went from being so stuck to finding it so easy in just a day of reading and practicing your steps.  Thank you, thank you, thank you!  I already have a couple people in mind who could benefit from reading your book, and I will be highly recommending it.
Take care,
Rachel Cox
NASA Engineer
Hi Ajayan,
I just wanted to let you know how much I have been enjoying the Effortless Mind meditation book and the techniques you teach in it. I haven’t been deeply impacted by my meditation attempts in the past but now I am really looking forward to it each day and constantly surprised by the powerful energy I feel during it. Perhaps due to your experience working at Microsoft, I think your writing style appealed to the engineer in me. Anyway, just wanted to tell you thanks! I’ve been telling my friends about it and just added an Amazon review.
Best wishes,
"Effortless Mind is the best meditation book on the market." – Jim Young
"This meditation has allowed me to ascend to a place of stillness and Being that is beyond words." - Linda Wick
"From my first instruction, I was amazed at the sense of well-being and stillness I felt. I am so grateful for this program!" – Jim Hesketh
"I wanted to thank you again for the class. It was incredibly helpful, and I deeply appreciate you sharing your wisdom with me." – Blake Poarch
"The techniques I received from Ajayan are perhaps the most blissful and useful of any I have experienced in over 25 years of seeking." – Joe Davis
"The first night after Ajayan’s personal instruction, I awoke about 3 a.m., only to find I had been meditating in my sleep in a state of bliss." - Frank Kowalczyk
"This meditation is so sublimely natural and effortless. This is what I’ve been searching for! Thank you!" — Marsha Holden
"Ajayan Borys knows more about meditation than any teacher I’ve ever met." — Dr. Henry Pedack
"Ajayan’s discussions on spiritual questions were unfailingly clear, uplifting, and inspirational." — Divya Nowland
"Though I’ve meditated for years, he answered so simply all my questions. I loved it!" — J. Agama Tylor

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