Read It Again and Sharon Folks Library proudly preset Joshua Pollock, co author of The Heartfulness Way. Please join us June 29th at 10:30am for a lecture and book signing. There has been huge buzz in our community about Joshua Pollock and The Heartfulness Way. We are expect a big crowd so please arrive early.
“A must-read for anyone interested in incorporating meditation into their lifestyle.”
––Sanjay Gupta, MD, chief medical correspondent for CNN
Heartfulness is an ideal, a spiritual way of living by and from the heart that is inclusive of all ideologies, beliefs, and religions. In this heart-centered book, a student in conversation with his teacher, Kamlesh D. Patel—affectionately known as Daaji, the fourth and current spiritual guide of the century-old Heartfulness tradition—present a unique method of meditation with the power to facilitate an immediate, tangible spiritual experience, irrespective of a person’s faith.
Our modern, fast-paced world can be an overwhelming place. Every day, we’re bombarded with messages telling us that in order to be happy, fulfilled, and worthy, we must be better, do more, and accumulate as much material wealth as possible. Most of us move through our busy lives with our minds full of these ideas, multitasking as we strive to navigate the responsibilities and expectations we must meet just to make it through the day. But what if there is another way? What if, rather than letting the busyness of life overtake our minds, we learn to be heartful instead?
Based on Daaji’s own combination of approaches and practices for the modern seeker—which draws from the teachings of Sahaj Marg, meaning “Natural Path”—Heartfulness is a contemporized version of the ancient Indian practice of Raja Yoga, a tradition that enables the practitioner to realize the higher Self within. While many books describe refined states of being, The Heartfulness Way goes further, providing a pragmatic course to experience those states for oneself, which, per the book’s guiding principle, is “greater than knowledge.”
Heartfulness meditation consists of four elements—relaxation, meditation, cleaning, and prayer—and illuminates the ancient, defining feature of yogic transmission (or pranahuti), the utilization of divine energy for spiritual growth and transformation. Using the method, detailed practices, tips, and practical philosophy offered in this book, you’ll reach new levels of attainment and learn to live a life more deeply connected to the values of the Heartfulness way—with acceptance, humility, compassion, empathy, and love.
Joshua Pollock is a Heartfulness trainer and practitioner from the United States. An accomplished Western classical violinist, he has performed and taught throughout the world, including numerous collaborations with composer A.R. Rahman. A dedicated spiritual aspirant, Pollock is enthusiastic about sharing his passion for meditation, frequently lecturing at private seminars, holding practical demonstrations incorporate, educational and governmental settings, and providing ongoing individual support to local seekers. Joshua Pollock holds a bachelor of musical arts degree from Indiana University and two master’s degrees from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. He currently resides in India with his wife and their two children.
“In this simple and elegant book, Daaji reveals the ancient secrets of Heartfulness meditation for a well-integrated life. A must-read for anyone interested in incorporating meditation into their lifestyle.”
—Sanjay Gupta, MD, neurosurgeon, Emmy® Award-winning chief medical correspondent for CNN, and bestselling author of Monday Mornings
(Sanjay Gupta, MD)
“This book, The Heartfulness Way, is truly transformational and is going to make a big difference in the lives of so many people across the globe.”
—Pankaj Gupta, PhD, executive director, Centre for Ethics, Spirituality and Sustainability at O.P. Jindal Global University, Delhi NCR
(Pankaj Gupta, PhD)
“All of us long to belong and try to connect to the Creator and this universe in various ways. This book helps us to connect holistically, meaningfully, and more importantly, ‘simply,’ through Heartfulness meditation. Giving ourselves the space to look within for just a few minutes in a day can keep us going, growing, and glowing throughout the day. The Heartfulness Way makes the journey as enjoyable as the destination.”
—Latha Rajan, cofounder of the Chennai Literary Association, and managing director of the Ma Foi Foundation