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Looking Inward: Meditating to Survive in a Changing World

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In this practical guide, Swami Purnachaitanya helps you on your personal journey towards finding the root cause of your anxiety, stress and restlessness, using meditation to collect distracted thoughts, soothe the senses and refocus your energy to being present in the moment. Practical examples and easy-to-do-exercises enrich the reading experience. 

This book on meditation is a beautiful account of personal experiences, meaningful stories and practical wisdom that he has received from his Master, about learning how our mind works, and how to manage it, so that you can transcend it and access the true source of peace, happiness and support.

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Swamiji's Story

Born and brought up in the Netherlands, Swami Purnachaitanya from a young age had a keen interest in the spiritual practices, cultures and philosophies of the East. After practicing various Eastern martial arts for years, he met his spiritual Master, Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, and started his journey to explore the traditions of yoga, meditation, mantras and ancient wisdom. A life dedicated to purity of knowledge, practice and experience, sharing his Master’s wisdom through the programs of The Art of Living.

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“The more you stop running behind things, and the more you start being who you are, and being happy and content with that, the more beautiful you become. Your presence itself becomes a blessing to others.”

Swami Purnachaitanya