As yoga gains popularity across the U.S., many people are becoming interested in its traditional Vedic roots. While Buddhist meditation is well represented on bookshelves, there has been little Vedantic philosophy written in lay terms until now.
Author David Frawley guides readers through the challenges of cultivating
awareness, calming the mind, and practicing meditation according to Vedanta and
Hinduism. He examines how cultural knowledge systems in the West lead
individuals to disillusionment, and speaks about how meditation can aid in
understanding the true nature of one's thoughts, emotions, and perceptions.
Frawley explores meditation support practices such as yoga, mantras, kundalini,
and pranayama, as well as the role of gurus, and concludes with a short, more
technical essay on self-inquiry.
About the Author:
Dr. David Frawley (vamadeva Shastri) is recognized both in India and the West for his knowledge of Vedic teachings, which include Ayurveda, Vedic Astrology, and yoga. He is the author of twently books published over the last twenty years, including Ayurveda and the Mind, Yoga of herbs, Ayurvedic Healing and Astrology of the Seers. His Vedic translations and historical studies on ancient India have received much acclaim, as have his journalistic works on modern India. Dr. Frawley is the director of the American Institute of Vedic Studies and is on the editorial board of the magazine Yoga International for which he is a frequent contributor. He is also the president of the American council of Vedic Astrology.