Books on Meditation by Ajayan
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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“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.
—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