Alasinga played a pivotal role in Swami Vivekananda's going to the West and was also instrumental in starting the Ramakrishna Movement in India. He met Swamiji in 1892 when Vivekananda visited Madras as a wandering monk. Swamiji addressed many of his letters subseqently to Alasinga and had much appreciation for his selfless and pure character. This is the story of Alasinga's extraordinary dedication and commitment and devotion to his guru, and is a lasting source of inspiration and strength.More info →
A handsome and helpful chronology which charts every move of the swami in his years in the west: where he was, what he was doing, whom he met, to whom he wrote, where he was staying, what special event occurred - it is all here. Includes also maps and illustrations. 2nd ed. Flexable, laminated cover.More info →
Young Narendranath, who went on to become one of the world's greatest spiritual teachers, evolved from modern-day skepticism to realization and faith as his Master, Sri Ramakrishna, showed him the "Faces of God". - A Special volume commemorating the 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda.More info →
Swami Vivekananda traveled all over India as an wandering monk. He came to Goa in 1892 and visited various sacred places in this ancient part of India. This booklet provides an overview of this visit, bringing together the scattered facts and information along with pictures.More info →
After his epochal speeches at the World Parliament of Religions, Chicago in 1893, Swami Vivekananda spent more than three years in the United States and Europe sowing the seeds of Vedanta through illuminating his talks. These talks have come down to us through Sarah Ellen Waldo and J. J. Goodwin.
Ellen, as Sarah Ellen Waldo was known by Swami Vivekananda became his staunch follower after she attended his talks. Swami Vivekananda initiated her into Brahmacharya with the name Sister Haridasi. A dedicated and intelligent woman in whom Swami Vivekananda reposed great faith, she was the transcriber of the Inspired Talks of Swami Vivekananda, as well as the editor of most of his talks, including Raja Yoga, a seminal work that has become a textbook for the students of Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. Apart from these works, she has contributed numerous articles on Vedanta on the lines of Vivekananda. She was the first Western woman requested by Swami Vivekananda to teach Vedanta in America.
For this reason, this book on Sarah Ellen Waldo’s life and her contributions is a valuable addition to the existing literature dealing with the history of the Vedanta movement in the West.More info →
An interesting, well researched and documented biography of Josephine MacLeod interwoven with the story of Vivekananda's Vedantic mission and the early history of the Ramakrishna movement in the West as well as in the East.More info →
Personal reminiscences of Swami Vivekananda by his Irish disciple, Margaret Noble. The book was first published in 1910 and is considered to be a classic.More info →
An offering to the great swami in the centenary year of the Vedanta Society of New York, 1994, giving insight into his comprehensive philosophy of life. Out of StockMore info →
Swami Vivekananda's words: '...those who think they have been helped by any thought of mine, ought to know that almost every word of it was published through the untiring and most unselfish exertions of Mr. Goodwin...a disciple of never-failing devotion, a worker who knew not what tiring was....'More info →
Each of Vivekananda's lectures chosen for this collection deals with a different theme, but all are related in that they seek to expound some aspect of Vedanta as it applies to the conditions of modern life. The lectures are condensed to about one-third of the length of the originals with headings given to the different sections within each lecture to guide the reader through its thought-content.More info →