The Wisdom of Tibet

By the Dalai Lama
Item # 990 064
168 pp pb$12.95
ISBN 0-940985-36-5
Item # 990 065
168 pp hb$19.95
ISBN 0-940985-38-1

The Heart of Compassion guides us step by step to an understanding of our human condition and how we can act to achieve a higher fulfillment than pure worldly enjoyment. He helps us create within ourselves the necessary texture of consciousness to live a life of harmony, peace and virtue.This book carefully balances philosophical concepts with a very practical, day-by-day approach to living a spiritual life. Of special note is his clear integration of the teachings of Jesus into his overall world view, showing how all teachings can find their harmony in the ultimate spiritual oneness and truth that underlies them all.

By Fournier & Joudet
Item # 990 187
CD ROM $44.95
ISBN 0-940985-71-3

This is the first interactive CD ROM encyclopedia dedicated to the Tibetan people and culture. Tibet evokes images of an ancient tradition, a philosophy, a way of life, religious practices and artistic wonders. The CD ROM contains 2200 photographs and iconographic documents, technical notes, 90 minutes of commentary and 40 minutes of original music.There are six main menus including Himalayan Art, Religious Thought, Tibet, Note Pad, Chronological Table and Iconography. Includes a glossary, slide shows and much more

By Jutta Mattausch
Item # 990 953
112 pp pb $9.95
ISBN 0-914955-30-6

The “Tibetan Power Yoga” is what the Tibetan Lama Tsering Norbu calls this set of motions that has given the people from the roof of the world physical vitality and mental power into ripe old age since time immemorial. Here is an absorbing story set in distant Tibet, yet could also take place within all of us anywhere in the world since it deals with the journey to the self.

By Gabriele Feyerer
Item # 990 796
176 pp pb $12.95
ISBN 0-914955-73-X

Padma Basic are herbal tablets made from formulas that stem from Tibetan Medicine and are produced in a small town next to Zürich, not far from the snow capped peaks of the Swiss Alps. The origin of Padma began with the cooperation between Karl Lutz, a Swiss pharmaceutical researcher, and a Polish doctor who was acquainted with Tibetan medicine. They worked out a precise and unique list of indications for these traditional formulas. In a manner that is easily understood, the author reveals the large area of application of this precious remedy for today’s diseases.

By Thomas Dunkenberger
Item # 990 957
240 pp pb $15.95
ISBN 0-914955-66-7

This book will inform you about the essential correlations and approaches taken by the Tibetan science of healing. It describes the entire spectrum of application possibilities for those who want to study Tibetan medicine and use itfor treatment purposes. At the same time, it provides information about holistic remedies so that interested readers can take action to restore their inner harmony and health.

By Dr. Lobsang Rapgay
Item # 990 856
201 pp pb $12.95
ISBN 0-910261-40-7

Dr. Lobsang Rapgay is one of the foremost Tibetan doctors in the world today and is also a psychologist. TheTibetan Book of Healing contains many helpful practices, going into diet, herbs and meditation and providing a number of methods and techniques to follow for self-healing purposes. It contains a wealth of information that will make the book a constant companion for those really seeking to improve their state of well- being.

Vedic Astrology

Vedic Astrology, also known as Jyotish or Hindu Astrology, is the traditional astrology of India and stems from its spiritual and yogic culture going back thousands of years. It integrates karma and spiritual destiny with the unfolding of the current life of the individual. As such it goes far beyond the information generally provided by Western astrology. The field of Vedic Astrology has recently become much more accessible in the West as more noted scholars and students of the ancient sciences begin to write on the subject.

While there are similarities to Western astrology, there are also substantial differences. Vedic astrology, perhaps because of its spiritual background, delves deeply into the movements of life within the larger context of destiny, karma and vast movements of time and evolution through time. It is impossible to give a meaningful description of Vedic Astrology in a short overview, so we shall try to provide guidance on books that illuminate the field so that you can find resources that can introduce you to the subject in a realistic way.

Books on Vedic Astrology:


Astrology of the Seers

by David Frawley

304 pp Paper Back
ISBN: 0914955896

Vedic Astrology, also called Jyotish, is the traditional astrology of India and its profound spiritual culture. It possesses a precise predictive value as well as a deep interpretation of the movement of life, unfolding the secrets of karma and destiny. Astrology of the Seers, first published in 1990, is regarded as one of the classic modern books on Vedic astrology, covering all the main aspects of its philosophy, background and practice, including chart interpretation and methods of balancing planetary influences such as mantra and gem therapy. The present edition has been thoroughly revised and updated.

Fundamentals of Vedic Astrology

Vedic Astrology Handbook I

by Bepin Behari

Edited by Kenneth Johnson

280 pp Paper Back
ISBN: 0940985527

This book introduces the concepts and operations of Vedic Astrology. It presents the component’s of the astrologer’s art-the planets, signs, houses and lunar mansions. The author goes into the rules that determine planetary strength, the construction of the divisional charts and the principal combinations, and much more. The book presents the components of the astrological art — the planets, the signs, the houses and the lunar mansions. They are presented within the context of a continuing process of self-discovery and spiritual development. The book goes into the rules which govern the determination of planetary strength, the construction of the divisional charts (vargas) and the principle yogas or combinations.

Planets in the Signs & Houses

Vedic Astrologers Handbook II

by Bepin Behari

Edited by Kenneth Johnson


256 pp Paper Back
ISBN: 0940985535

This book follows up on the foundation provided in Fundamentals of Vedic Astrology and delves into questions such as impulses likely to be generated by the planets in different signs and houses of the natal chart. The author makes this subject eminently readable and cuts through the obscurity of the centuries to present a clear and effective science with a deep psychological background and underpinning. Every planet precipitates its special influence depending on the sign in which it is placed and the house it occupies. This is virtually the only accessible volume in this field which offers a thorough treatment of this important subject.

Myths & Symbols of Vedic Astrology

280 pp Paper Back
ISBN: 0940985519

Vedic Astrology has a wealth of myths and symbols, some in common with Western Astrology. Many of the secrets of life and consciousness can be discovered through them. Students of mythology will also find it helpful in unlocking the astrological keys to the great archetypes of the psyche. This book also explores the Nakshatras, the 27 lunar mansions, a unique aspect of the Vedic system of astrology. Those who are studying Vedic or Hindu astrology will find this book to be invaluable in opening the door to the inner meaning of the planets and how they are viewed in the Vedic system. Many of the secrets of life and consciousness can be uncovered through the numerous myths and symbols that permeate the system. Mythology is the basis of astrology and astrology is the basis of mythology. Most myths relate to the cycles of time and light, as revealed by the stars and planets. They show our deeper connection to the cosmos and to the cosmic forces by which our soul or psyche is patterned.

For more information about Vedic Astrology you may want to contact:

American Council of Vedic Astrology

David Frawley provides a Distance Learning Course in Vedic Astrology. Contact him directly at:

Vedic Astrology Course

The Nakshatras

The Lunar Mansions of Vedic Astrology

by Dennis M. Harness, Ph.D.

with introduction by Dr. David Frawley

216 pp Paper Back
ISBN: 0914955837

This book shows you how to access the wisdom of the Nakshatras in your personal life and for society. Through it the modern reader can understand the energies of their stars and learn how to utilize these to bring their lives into harmony with the great forces of the universe. This book is must reading not only for any students of astrology but for anyone interested in self-development or spiritual growth.

The Key of Life

Astrology of the “Lunar Nodes”

by Prash Trivedi

415 pp Paper Back
ISBN: 0940985330

Prash Trivedi is the first astrologer to put together an exhaustive, historical, numerological as well as esoteric account of the Lunar Nodes, including their relevance in the present day and age. Dr. David Frawley, the well known Vedic scholar, writes of Mr. Trivedi – “India’s most insightful young astrologer offers what is probably the longest, most researched and most original book on the Lunar Nodes published in modern times. This book is worthy of serious examination by all students of Astrology and all those interested in the great mysteries of life, death, karma and transformation.” The book includes astrological charts for famous historical figures for example and reference.


Light On Life

An Introduction to the Astrology of India

by Hart Defouw and Robert Svoboda

Jyotish, or Indian astrology is introduced to the Western reader by two expert and long-term practitioners of the science. This is a complete and thorough handbook that can be appreciated and understood even if you start out with very little background in the science of astrology. Jyotish states that by considering the state of the cosmos when an event occurs, we can begin to understand its nature and prepare an appropriate response.

The 27 Celestial Portals

Subtitle: The Real Secret Behind the 12 Star-Signs Revealed

Prash Trivedi

ISBN: 0-940985-84-5

Price: $27.99

Pages: 471 trade paper; 5 3/8″ x 8 1/2″ format

It is common knowledge that the 12 star-signs map the sky and set the stage for the drama of life. This book expands this awareness manifold by revealing that it is the 27 constellations, and not the 12 signs, which truly map the ecliptic and provide the celestial backdrop for affairs on earth. Instead of taking away from the widely recognized meanings and significations of the 12 signs, they enrich them with a whole new depth of perspective and interpretation.

These 27 cosmic transmitters were known to most ancients across the globe as the celestial quarters of the gods. Their knowledge, however, has been most well preserved in the Vedic heritage of India, where they are known as Nakshatras. In addition to containing a 23 pronged dissection of these celestial portals, this work contains 27 color picture images that capture the functionings of these constellations in a way that words cannot. It is our hope that you will enjoy this cosmic journey as much as we have enjoyed making it available to you.

Prash Trivedi is the author of Key of Life, a leading introductory title in the field of Vedic Astrology

David Frawley

David Frawley (Pandit Vamadeva Sastri)

“David Frawley is one of the most important scholars of Ayurveda and Vedic Science today. I have great respect and admiration for his knowledge and the way he has expounded the ancient wisdom of the Vedas.” Deepak Chopra

“Frawley is an Indian in an American body. The ease with which he enters into the spiritual of the Indian tradition and renders its deeper concepts in terms of modern thought shows an unusual familiarity with this ancient wisdom.” M.P. Pandit, Secretary of Sri Aurobindo Ashram

“Certainly America’s most singular “practicing Hindu.”” Ashok Malik, India Today

“David Frawley is a formidable scholar of Vedanta and easily the best known Western Acharya of the Vedic wisdom.” Ashish Sharma, Indian Express, the Express Magazine

David Frawley (Pandit Vamadeva Shastri) is one of the few Westerners recognized in India as a Vedacharya or teacher of the ancient wisdom. He began his Vedic writings in 1979 under the guidance of M.P. Pandit, the secretary of the Sri Aurobindo Ashram. In 1991 under the auspices of the great Indian teacher, Avadhuta Shastri, he was named Vamadeva Shastri, after the great Vedic Rishi Vamadeva. In 1994 he was given the title of Pandit along with the Brahmachari Vishwanathji award in Mumbai for his knowledge of the Vedic teaching. Over the years Vamadeva has received many awards and honors for his work from throughout India.

In India, Vamadeva is recognized as a Vedacharya (Vedic teacher), a Vaidya (traditional Ayurvedic doctor), Jyotishi (Vedic astrologer), Puranic (Vedic historian) and Yogi. In India, his translations and interpretations of the ancient Vedic teachings have been given acclaim in both spiritual and scholarly circles. Vamadeva gives a great deal of time and attention to his India work and spends part of his year in India, engaged in various programs, teachings and travels.

In America, Vamadeva is known as a teacher of Ayurvedic medicine and of Vedic astrology (Jyotish) and has done pioneering work on both these subjects. He as been honored by many Ayurvedic groups, especially the National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA), for which he is one of the four honorary advisors and received a lifetime achievement award in 2002. He has similarly been honored by Vedic astrology groups, and was the president of the American Council of Vedic Astrology (ACVA) from its origin in 1993 to 2003. In Sept. 2000, he was regarded as one of the 25 most influential Yoga teachers in America by the magazine Yoga Journal.

In Sept. of 2012, Vamadeva gave one of the two closing keynote speeches for the international conference that marked the opening of Sanchi University, near Bhopal India, which is scheduled to be the largest Buddhist university in South Asia, with a Vedic studies department as well. He has been asked to be a visiting professor for the future.

Vamadeva (David Frawley) presents Vedic knowledge in the Western world and in a lucid presentation recognized by the tradition itself. He has worked extensively teaching, writing, lecturing, conducting research and helping establish schools and associations in related Vedic fields over the last thirty years. He has studied and traveled widely gathering knowledge, working with Vedic teachers and groups in a non-sectarian manner.

Vamadeva sees his role as helping to revive Vedic knowledge in an interdisciplinary approach for the planetary age. He sees himself as a teacher and translator to help empower people to use Vedic systems to enhance their lives and aid in their own Self-realization. He regards Vedic wisdom as a tool for liberation of the spirit, not as a dogma to bind people or to take power over them. Vedic knowledge is a means of communing with the conscious universe and learning to embody it in our own life and perception.

You can find out more about his work by visiting his website at the American Institute of Vedic Studies.

The Writings of David Frawley

Ayurveda: Nature’s Medicine

by David Frawley and Dr. Subhash Ranade

368 pp Paper Back
ISBN: 0914955950
Ayurveda, Natures Medicine is an excellent introduction to the full field of Ayurvedic Medicine from diet and herbs to yoga and massage. It has a notable emphasis on practical self-care and daily life regimens that makes it helpful for everyone seeking health and wholeness. The book is an excellent primer for students beginning in the field and who wish to have a firm foundation to understand the entire system.

Ayurvedic Healing: A Comprehensive Guide

by David Frawley

468 pp Paper Back
ISBN: 0914955977
Ayurvedic Healing presents the Ayurvedic treatment of common diseases, covering over eighty different ailments from the common cold to cancer. It provides a full range of treatment methods including diet, herbs, oils, gems, mantra and meditation. The book also shows the appropriate life-style practices and daily health considerations for your unique mind-body type both as an aid to disease treatment and for disease prevention. This extraordinary book is a complete manual of Ayurvedic health care that offers the wisdom of this ancient system of mind-body medicine to the modern reader relative to our special health concerns today. The present edition is an expanded version of the original 1989 edition, covering additional diseases and adding new treatments.

A number of books are now available on Ayurvedic medicine, the traditional natural healing system of India. These are generally of an introductory nature. Ayurvedic Healing, on the contrary, explains Ayurvedic treatment from constitutional life-style regimens to the treatment of over a hundred diseases. This comprehensive book explains the Ayurvedic approach to all major common health problems including the common cold, constipation, digestive disorders, menstrual problems, hypertension, and arthritis. It also examines complex diseases like cancer and Aids, recommending the appropriate diet, herbs, oils, aromas, mantras and meditation as required. It contains an extensive introductory section outlining Ayurvedic health regimens for disease prevention, including a complete guide to Ayurvedic diet. Anyone interested in Ayurveda will find this book useful and want to have it as a reference guide for healthful living.

Ayurveda and Marma Therapy

by David Frawley, Dr. Subhash Ranade and Dr. Avinash Lele


268 PP Paper Back
ISBN: 0940985594
This is the first book on marma therapy published in the West. It clearly describes the 107 main marma points in location, properties and usage. It explains in detail how to treat them with many methods including massage, aromas, herbs and yoga practices. Ayurveda and Marma Therapy is an essential reference guide for all students of Yoga, Ayurveda, massage or natural healing.

Yoga and Ayurveda

360 pp Paper Back
ISBN: 0914955810
Yoga and Ayurveda together form a complete approach for optimal health, vitality and higher awareness. YOGA AND AYURVEDA reveals to us the secret powers of the body, breath, senses, mind and chakras. More importantly, it unfolds transformational methods to work on them through diet, herbs, asana, pranayama and meditation. This is the first book published in the West on these two extraordinary subjects and their interface. It has the power to change the lives of those who read and apply it.

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Other Writings of David Frawley:

The Vedic Traditions:

Astrology of the Seers

304 pp Paper Back
ISBN: 0914955896
Vedic Astrology, also called Jyotish, is the traditional astrology of India and its profound spiritual culture. It possesses a precise predictive value as well as a deep interpretation of the movement of life, unfolding the secrets of karma and destiny. Astrology of the Seers, first published in 1990, is regarded as one of the classic modern books on Vedic astrology, covering all the main aspects of its philosophy, background and practice. The present edition has been thoroughly revised and updated.

Wisdom of the Ancient Seers

280 pp Paper Back
ISBN: 0910261369
“The Rig Veda is not only one of the oldest sacred scriptures of the world, but also one of the most misunderstood. Past scholarship has dismissed the hymns of the Rig Veda as being expressions of a primitive animistic mentality that only rarely rose to true spiritual and philosophical heights. David Frawley’s book demonstrates that this judgmental view is ill-founded. His fine renderings of select Vedic hymns bear witness to the fact that their composers were sages and seers–powerful poets who knew the art of symbolic and metaphoric communication. The Vedic hymns give us a unique glimpse not into a primitive mentality but a mentality and culture that revolved around the highest spirtiual values and visions. This is an important and riveting book, ushering in a new and sounder tradition of Vedic interpretation and scholarship.” Georg Feuerstein

Ayurvedic Herbalism:

The Yoga of Herbs: An Ayurvedic Guide to Herbal Medicine

by David Frawley and Dr. Vasant Lad

288 pp Paper Back
ISBN: 0941524248
For the first time, here is a detailed explanation and classification of herbs, using the ancient system of Ayurveda. More than 270 herbs are listed, with 108 herbs explained in detail. Included are many of the most commonly used western herbs with a profound Ayurvedic perspective. Important Chinese and special Ayurvedic herbs are introduced. Beautiful diagrams and charts, as well as detailed glossaries, appendices and index are included.


Yoga for Your Type:

An Ayurvedic Guide to Your Asana Practice

by David Frawley and Sandra Summerfield Kozak

296 pp os
ISBN: 091026130X
This is the first book that details how to choose Yoga asanas (Yoga poses) most appropriate for your unique body type according to the five thousand year old system of Ayurvedic medicine. These two systems of healing and energy management have long been regarded as effective methods of relieving stress, creating personal balance, eliminating ailments, and relieving chronic pain. Yoga for Your Type presents a fundamental understanding of both Yoga and Ayurveda and provides the information needed for you to balance your energy and feel healthy. “Editor’s Choice” Yoga Journal

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Tantric Yoga and the Wisdom Goddesses

260 pp Paper Back
ISBN: 0910261393
“Tantric Yoga and the Wisdom Goddesses is an excellent introduction to the essence of Hindu Tantrism. The author discusses all the major concepts and offers valuable corrections for many existing misconceptions. He also introduces the reader to the core Tantric practices of meditation and mantra recitation, focusing on the ten Wisdom Goddesses” states Georg Feuerstein.

Tantra – perhaps the most popular and yet most misunderstood of the yogic teachings today – is a vast ocean of wisdom for enlightening the mind. It is not merely sex, with which most Westerners identify it, but an entire science of meditation.Tantric Yoga and the Wisdom Goddesses describes the deeper system of Tantra in its psychological and spiritual sophistication – unfolding the mysteries of life and death, being and non-being. It reveals Tantra as a profound methodology for reaching the highest states of consciousness. Tantric Yoga delineates one of the most important Tantric teachings – the Ten Wisdom Forms of the Goddess (Dasa Mahavidya) – on all levels from image worship to formless meditation practices, including mantras for each Goddess. It explains these great Goddesses in beautiful poetic and deep philosophical language, making them accessible archetypes to the modern mind. These ten forms are Kali, Tara, Sundari, Bhuvaneshvari, Bhairavi, Chinnamasta, Bagalamukhi, Dhumavati, Matangi, and Kamala. In a special section on the practice of Yoga, the book explains the subtle body, the chakras and their energy flows, and how these can be properly developed. For the first time in print in the West, it reveals the Ayurvedic system of inner transformation using the three principles of Prana, Tejas and Ojas, the spiritual energies of air, fire and water (Vata, Pitta and Kapha). It shows how we can develop these energies through outer and inner methods, including diet, herbs, gems, mantra and meditation. Tantric Yoga and the Wisdom Goddesses is based on unpublished teachings of the great yogi Vasishta Ganapati Muni, the foremost disciple of the great guru Ramana Maharshi. It follows the Tantric approach of Advaita Vedanta and South Indian Tantric traditions.

Robert Kleinman

Robert Kleinman

The constant throughout Robert Kleinman’s life has been a deep interest in the cosmos and the individual’s place in it. As he explains in his book, he was awakened to the wonders of the universe as a teenaged soldier during a spiritual experience on a WWII battlefield in France. After completing his Army service, Kleinman began a long trek towards the heart of the cosmos at NYU, where he completed undergraduate studies in mathematics and physics. To generate funds for further study, he served the country again as a meteorologist in the Air Force, taking a degree in that discipline from Pennsylvania State University. He then entered the doctoral program in philosophy and cosmology at Columbia University.

Kleinman explored the spiritual traditions of India under the guidance of Swami Nikhilananda at the Ramakrishna-Vivekananda Center in New York City. While a student at Columbia, he undertook years of Zen practice with the great Isshu Miura Roshi at the First Zen Institute of New York. Well-grounded in meditation, he encountered Sri Aurobindo’s poetry in a bookshop. The vast and integrative vision of Sri Aurobindo enlarged and reshaped Kleinman’s life and purpose.

In 1961, he accepted a teaching post at Pensacola Junior College in Florida. It seemed an ideal place to quietly polish his dissertation. As they came to know the depth of his integrity and scope of his knowledge, the college’s administration was so appreciative that they afforded him full freedom to develop a broader philosophy program. Thus, in the early 1960s, a college freshman could attend classes with Kleinman like “Theories of the Universe” and “Comparative Religion” in the wilds of northwest Florida. Compassionate to the core, he guided scores of students towards careers, assisted them in resolving life challenges, and opened them to self-discovery. His reputation grew, and Dr. Kleinman became the most respected intellect within hundreds of miles, who could speak authoritatively to wide sweeps of scientific, artistic, philosophic, and spiritual concerns.

It was not thinking, but realization that formed the core of his efforts. Kleinman’s deepening study and practice of Sri Aurobindo’s integral yoga led him to visit India with his wife, Jan, and two of their children in 1969-1970. Posted as professor for a year to the Sri Jagadguru Chandrasekhara Bharati Memorial College in Sringeri, South India, Kleinman and his family visited the Sri Aurobindo Ashram in Pondicherry for lengthy periods. There they grew close to the Mother and to several of the leading exponents of her spiritual community.

When he returned to the States, he developed more fully the philosophy and religion curriculum at the college and shared the richness of his perspective with an intimate circle of students and friends. Many went on to distinguished academic and business careers, but all traced their understanding of the universe and their poise in life to his influence.

Kleinman wrote a number of articles during his career for diverse journals. He sacrificed significant writing potential, though, when he accepted larger administrative responsibilities for the college as Chairman of the History, Languages, and Philosophy Department. Over the years, Kleinman was awarded grants to numerous conferences on cosmology and metaphysics by the National Science Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities. A larger picture of his academic achievements appears below in his Biographical Data.

After retirement in 1992, Bob and Jan Kleinman moved to Boulder, Colorado, where over a period of years they carefully honed his studies of the cosmos and eventually carved this book out of a larger tree of knowledge. It was brought to its final shape after they returned to a grateful Pensacola. The Four Faces of the Universe rejuvenates cosmology and carries it beyond the confines of astronomy. The reader senses not just the shape of this magnificent and growing universe, but the larger Being whom it manifests.

Vishnu Anantasayin


Robert M. Kleinman

Born March 26, 1926 in Brooklyn, New York.

Attended New York University (B.A., Mathematics and Physics, 1951), Pennsylvania State University (B.S., Meteorology, 1954), and Columbia University (M.A., Ph.D., Philosophy, 1959, 1964).

Two tours of military service (U.S. Army, 1944-46; U.S. Air Force, 1953-57). Recipient of New York State Scholarship for Veterans, 1951-53). Professional meteorologist with the Air Weather Service (USAF), 1953-1957.

Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Connecticut, Waterbury, CN, 1961. Taught philosophy, religion, cosmology, and interdisciplinary humanities at Pensacola Junior College, 1961-92. Professor of Philosophy and Chairman of the History, Languages, and Philosophy Department, 1988-92. Visiting Professor of Philosophy and Religion, the University of West Florida, Spring, 1969. Member of the Task Force on General Education, 1987. Recipient of the 1988 Academic Teaching Excellence Award. Member of the PJC Academy of Teaching Excellence. Retired in 1992. Professor Emeritus.

Awarded first sabbatical leave offered by PJC, Academic year 1969-70. Visiting Professor of Philosophy at the Sri Jagadguru Chandrasekhara Bharati Memorial College in Sringeri, South India, 1969-70. Offered a series of lectures on The Bhagavad Gita at the Nehru Memorial Library in Manipal, India, 1969.

Received a National Science Foundation Grant in 1973 to study contemporary scientific cosmology at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA (seminar directed by Remo Ruffini of Princeton University).

Recipient of three National Endowment for the Humanities Grants: (1) “The Exact Sciences in Antiquity” (Asger Aaboe, at Yale University, 1982), (2) “The Great Chain of Being in World Perspective” (Huston Smith, at the Pacific School of Religion, Berkeley, CA, 1985), (3) “Metaphysics and the Modern World” (George Lucas, at the University of Santa Clara, Santa Clara, CA, l986).

Many articles published in philosophical journals and books in the U.S.A., Great Britain, and India. Most recent publications: (1) an article in Contemporary Philosophy: The Journal of the Institute for Advanced Philosophic Research, Mar/Apr, 1991, (2) a paper included in New Essays in the Philosophy of Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan(Ed. S.S. Rama Rao Pappu), Sri Satguru Publications, India Books Centre, Delhi, 1995, and (3) an article in The Advent: A Quarterly Devoted to the Exposition of Sri Aurobindo’s Vision of the Future, August, 2004.

Numerous papers presented at meetings of the Socratic Society (The University of West Florida), The Sri Aurobindo International Centre of Education, Mysore University, The American Academy of Religion, and The International Congress of Vedanta (Miami University, Oxford, OH).

Attended lectures in Vedanta philosophy given by Swami Nikhilananda at the Ramakrishna-Vivekananda Center in New York City, 1957-59.

Studied Buddhism with the Zen Master Isshu Miura Roshi at the First Zen Institute of America in New York City, 1959-61.

Participated in a seminar on “Sri Aurobindo and Teilhard de Chardin” organized by Lois Duncan at the Sri Aurobindo Center, Crescent Moon Ranch, Sedona, AZ (1969). Pursued further research on the works of Sri Aurobindo at the Sri Aurobindo Ashram in Pondicherry, India (1969-70).

Attended seminars given by the Tibetan Lama Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche at Naropa Institute in Boulder, CO (1974 and 1976). Took part in the “Seminar on the Sutras” at Mount Baldy Zen Center in California (directed by Joshu Sasaki Roshi in conjunction with the U.C.L.A. Extension Division), 1978, and a seminar on “Emptiness and Great Compassion,” conducted by Tenzin Gyatso, the Dalai Lama, at Harvard University, 1981.

Also attended a number of international conferences on philosophy: “Hegel and the Sciences,” sponsored by the Boston Colloquium for the Philosophy of Science, Boston University (1970), “Plotinus and Indian Philosophy, “at the Second International Congress of Neoplatonic Studies, Brock University, Ontario, Canada (1976), and “Einstein’s Century,” a Symposium at San Francisco State University focusing on the broader cultural impact of the life and work of Albert Einstein (l980). Did postgraduate study on Dante’s The Divine Comedy at the University of Colorado in Boulder (1994-5).

Traveled extensively in North America, Europe, Africa, and Asia, with periods of residence in France, Germany, Morocco, Great Britain, Thailand, and India. Did research on the life and work of the English poet William Wordsworth in the English Lake District (1971).

Past memberships in the American Philosophical Association, The American Academy of Religion, The Hermetic Academy, Pi Mu Epsilon (The National Mathematics Honors Society), and the American Meteorological Society.

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Four Faces of the Universe by Robert Kleinman

Four Faces of the Universe is an adventurous survey of a universe that is deeper than science can measure. It explores key perspectives by which we can gain insight into the cosmos – mythical, scientific, traditional and evolutionary – affirming what is valid in each. Its route takes us through the Stanzas of Dzyan, Einstein’s theories, quantum mechanics, the Hermetic Tradition and beyond. Along the way we meet great figures like Madame Blavatsky, Albert Einstein, Plato, Dante, and Sri Aurobindo, and we embrace the cosmos in works of art and imagination. A journey through the Four Faces suggests how we can find our place in the world and arrive at a soul-deep harmony in it.

352 pp Paper Back
ISBN: 0-940985-91-8 $19.95

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