Bookstore and Publications

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Glimpses of a Great Soul, a Portrait of Swami Saradananda, a biography and reminiscences about one of Sri Ramakrishna's direct disciples and the first General Secretary of the Ramakrishna Order by Swami Aseshananda, who served as his personal secretary and attendant for many years. Price $10.00. Postage extra.

The Last Disciple of Holy Mother: Reminiscences of Swami Aseshananda, by Swami Shantarupananda.

It is a short booklet on the life of Swami Aseshananda written with depth of feeling and insight. Those who knew Swami Aseshananda will be reminded of his dedicated life, and those who never met him will be charmed by reading about his simple life permeated with depth of spirituality.
Price: $3.00. Postage extra.

The Way of a Holy Man, Videotape of Swami Aseshananda's Memorial Service.
On November 24, 1996, a unique event in the spiritual history of the Pacific Northwest took place in Portland, OR. Ten swamis of the Vedanta Societies of USA and Canada along with over 300 friends and students of the Vedanta philosophy assembled to pay their homage and tribute to Swami Aseshananda, the former Head of the Vedanta Society of Portland for 41 years. Intimate glimpses of a holy man were shared in an atmosphere charged with loving and personal memories. This 3-hr videotape captures the proceedings of this rare event and includes candid photos of Swami Aseshananda through 45 years of his life in America. The videotapes are $25 each, plus $4 for postage and handling.

What Swami Vivekananda Means to Me, a collection of essays commemorating the Centenary of Swamiji's coming to America. By devotees associated with the Vedanta Society of Portland. Price $5.00.