Press Kit: Radhanath Swami

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At age 17, Richard Slavin of Chicago went backpacking to Europe and India, where despite being turned away at the border, he spent months on a spiritual quest studying with revered bhakti yoga masters. Forty years later, His Holiness Radhanath Swami is one of the world's most renowned spiritual teachers, and a leader of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, better known as the Hare Krishna.


Influencers such as Russell Brand, Deepak Chopra, and Dr. Cornel West, are just a few who have befriended the Swami, who teaches “the beauty of life is that in giving, we receive.”


Harvard, MIT, The London School of Economics, Google, Apple, Starbucks, IBM are just a few of the leading institutions that call upon him to speak about his fresh insights on shifting our consciousness to solve the world problems. 


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In this long-awaited follow-up to his international best seller The Journey Home: Autobiography of an American Swami, renowned spiritual leader Radhanath Swami shares intimate stories from his decades of experience as a guru of Bhakti Yoga that illustrate the basic teachings of the ancient philosophy. With illuminating references to Western religions and ideologies, The Journey Within invites readers from all backgrounds to discover the simple truths that unite us.


Destined to become a classic of spiritual teachings, The Journey Within guides readers through the main tenets of Bhakti Yoga and Hinduism. Radhanath Swami draws from his enlightening life path, as well as his personal experiences with revered leaders such as Swami Prabhupada, to demystify the ancient devotional path of Bhakti Yoga, capturing its essence and its simple principles for balancing our lives. What is love? What is the soul? Who is God? How can we make sense of the physical world without losing touch with spiritual truths? In concise and approachable language, Radhanath Swami sheds light on how to answer these vital questions and solve these seemingly impossible dilemmas with the simplest of resources. His down-to-earth discourse expertly clarifies esoteric subjects—such as the material and spiritual selves—in a heartfelt narrative that brings this sacred spiritual philosophy beautifully to life.




 Radhanath Swami is a world renowned author, philanthropist and community builder. He has been a Bhakti Yoga practitioner and spiritual teacher for more than 40 years. He is the inspiration behind a free mid-day meal for 1.2 million school kids across India and he has been instrumental in founding the Bhaktivedanta Hospital in Mumbai. He has keynoted at Apple, Starbucks, Google and House of Lords. His work has led to meetings with U.S. President Barack Obama and India Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He divides his time between Mumbai and the rest of the world.

See Radhanath Swami’s TEDx talk: ‘How to find a spiritual connection’

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Press Release

Krishna 50th Anniversary (statistics on achievements)



Los Angeles Times: How to Cultivate Compassion in the Workplace

New York magazine: 186 Minutes with Radhanath Swami

Examiner: The Journey Within with an American Swami

Downtown Express: Sharing Lessons from Radhanath Swami

Publishers Weekly review

CBS Radio: "Life Matters" with John St. Augustine (episode #26)


Excellence Reporter: What is the Purpose of Life? 

The Journey Within: Exploring the Path of Bhakti

By Radhanath Swami

Mandala Publishing | May 17, 2016 | 6 x 9 |
264 pages

Hardcover | W | $29.99

ISBN: 978-1-60887-157-5


Radhanath Swami is a towering spiritual figure of our time.  He is a masterful teacher and a wise leader whose knowledge inspires me. Don’t miss the gems of wisdom and courage that comprise this powerful book.
— Dr. Cornel West
Philosopher; Academic, Activist, Author


"Radhanath Swami has conveyed The Divine Light through his writing with the gentle and seductive effortlessness that he does in person. This book is a joyful way to move closer to the truth within you
— Russell Brand
Comedian, Actor, Author, Activist