The Journey Home: Autobiography of an American Swami
by Radhanath Swami • Mandala Publishing, January 2010 • 356 pages • Paperback
Within this extraordinary memoir, Radhanath Swami weaves a colorful tapestry of adventure, mysticism, and love. Readers follow Richard Slavin from the suburbs of Chicago to the caves of the Himalayas as he transforms from young seeker to renowned spiritual guide.
The Journey Home is an intimate account of the steps to self awareness and a penetrating glimpse into the heart of mystic traditions and the challenges that all souls must face on the road to inner harmony and a union with the Divine.
Through near-death encounters, apprenticeships with advanced yogis, and years of travel along the pilgrim’s path, Radhanath Swami eventually reaches the inner sanctum of India’s mystic culture and finds the love he has been seeking. It is a tale told with rare candor, immersing the reader in a journey that is at once engaging, humorous, and heartwarming.
One feature of The Journey Home is the inclusion of letters Radhanath Swami sent to his family, sharing his realizations and trying to explain the purpose of his travels. To view these letters please click here.
Photos from The Journey Home