A book revered by 850 million people, the Bhagavad-gita explores the themes of harmony and purpose, work and attitude, love and reciprocation. I first read the Gita in 1971 while on a trekking adventure in the Himalayas. At that time I didn’t understand what I was reading, yet sensed that the Gita’s unique knowledge could help me find the happiness I longed for.
On a journey, guidance is often invaluable. I’ve found the Gita’s poetic and universal words offer consistent, logical, and deeply satisfying guidance that has somehow improved my life and made me happier. To offer the Gita’s richness to others, I’ve devoted the past many years to creating films and books about it.
I owed a magnificent day to the Bhagavad-gita. It was the first of books; it was as if an empire spoke to us, nothing small or unworthy, but large, serene, consistent, the voice of an old intelligence, which in another age and climate, had pondered and thus disposed of the same questions that exercise us.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson, American philosopher and poet
When doubts haunt me, when disappointments stare me in the face and I see not one ray of hope on the horizon, I turn to Bhagavad-gita and find a verse to comfort me; and I immediately begin to smile in the midst of overwhelming sorrow. Those who meditate on the Gita will derive fresh joy and new meanings from it every day.
— Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi, Indian nationalist and spiritual leader
Bhagavad-gita is one of the most beautiful and profound texts of world literature.
— Octavio Paz, Nobel laureate
The Bhagavad-gita’s relevant, straightforward and sublime wisdom is available here. Click on the covers to find out more.
COMING SOON! Five Years, Eleven Months and a lifetime of unexpected love, a memoir. Like the DVD featured below, this is the story of a young American photojournalist who, feeling discontent with the American culture she grew up in, travels East with a friend. The stunning scenes of Nepal somehow open her to the beauty and possibilities in a simple lifestyle. And in India, she’s fully exposed to a whole new vision of the world and her role in it. Release date: February 1, 2017 “Brilliant photographs … a talented writer … her descriptions are lyrical and evocative.” — Kirkus Reviews
A Bumpy Journey Toward Harmony with the Bhagavad-gita. A young American, disillusioned by the pressures and mindlessness of Western education and consumerism, journeys to the East looking for fun and adventure. In India she unexpectedly finds truth and knowledge beyond the intellect, beauty and hope beyond the mundane. Her life is never the same. A 24-minute DVD with music, sound effects, provocative wisdom and over 250 stunning photographs. To purchase or stream this DVD, click on its cover (right) or click here: Bumpy Journey Toward Harmony.
Bhagavad-gita: A Photographic Essay is a fascinating presentation of the key philosophical ideas of the Bhagavad-gita As It Is by His Divine Grace A.C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada with the aid of powerful photographs (for ages 11 and up). * 2011 Independent Publisher Book Award Winner *
For daily life:
Harmony and the Bhagavad-gita is a contemplative memoir from the enchanting Sharanagati Valley, British Columbia. It demystifies the Gita, making its verses a clear source of enlightenment and personal development, and revealing the Gita’s wisdom. Harmony discusses contemporary concerns—ecology, stewardship, interpersonal conflict, peaceful living, priorities, and values—in a way that’s easy to understand and of immediate relevance.
Our Most Dear Friend presents the essence of the Gita through simple yet captivating painting, text, and photographic montages. Children of every race, nationality, and religion will deepen their understanding of themselves, God, and His creation through this delightful book. Ages 4 and up.
NEW! The Sparrow’s Egg is a charming, classic story of selfless love and the determination and grace it evokes. Ages 2 to 7.