The Heartfulness Way -

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About The Heartfulness Way: Heart-Based Meditations for Spiritual Transformation
By Kamlesh D. Patel & Joshua Pollock

In our modern, fast-paced world we are often told that to find happiness we need to spend our time and energy chasing status, success, and accumulating as much as possible. This approach, naturally, leaves us feeling empty, and worse, unhappier than when we started.

But what if we could learn to be heartful instead? The Heartfulness Way: Heart-Based Meditations for Spiritual Transformation (Reveal Press, June 1, 2018) offers a unique and powerful, four-part proven method for meditation that allows the readers to have an immediate, tangible spiritual experience, irrespective to their faith. In this heart-centered book, Joshua Pollock is in conversation with his teacher, Kamlesh D. Patel – affectionately known as Daaji, the fourth and current spiritual guide of the century-old Heartfulness tradition.

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.”

“It all starts with the simple act of meditation,” Daaji, writes. “Nothing much is required of us as we sit quietly, close our eyes, and focus within the Source of all existence in our hearts. If we can approach that act of meditation with childlike wonder and innocence, our inner universe unfolds before us naturally.”

The Heartfulness Way presents a systematic, comprehensive, and detailed understanding of Heartfulness. Regular practice of Heartfulness can improve quality of life, relieve stress, allow practitioners to sleep better, have greater concentration, and can stimulate the immune system. The method consists of four elements: relaxation, meditation, rejuvenation, and connection.

“So, listen to the heart carefully and follow it faithfully,” Pollock writes. “Let it be your inner guru. It will guide you at every step of the way and in every last detail of your life. That is heartfulness.”

About the Authors:
Kamlesh D. Patel
Kamlesh D. Patel, also known as Daaji, is the fourth and current spiritual guide of the Heartfulness movement, which teaches a version of Raja Yoga that has been modified to suit the modern era. Born in Gujarat, India, Daaji showed an early interest in meditation and spiritual growth. In 1976, as a pharmacy student in Ahmedabad, he met his guide, Ram Chandra of Shahjahanpur, the second spiritual guide in the Heartfulness tradition and founder and first president of Shri Ram Chandra Mission. After graduating with honors in 1980, Daaji moved to the United States and practiced pharmacy in New York City, while continuing the practice of Heartfulness. After Ram Chandra’s passing, Daaji became a devoted disciple of his successor, Parthasarathi Rajagopalachari. In October 2011, Daaji was proclaimed Parthasarathi Rajagopalachari’s successor. Following his guide’s passing on the December 20, 2014, Daaji became the global guide for Heartfulness practitioners.

Joshua Pollock
Joshua Pollock is a Heartfulness meditation coach and co-author of the #1 international bestselling book, The Heartfulness Way. He has conducted meditation classes at companies including Amazon, Google, AT&T, and Microsoft, has lectured at venues such as the Commonwealth Club of California, the Assemblage, the World Bank, Columbia University, and the UN Headquarters, and has appeared on CBS and NBC. An accomplished classical violinist, Joshua has performed internationally as a soloist and chamber musician, and has collaborated with Bollywood composer A.R. Rahman on numerous films. Joshua currently resides in India, where he is in in high demand as a speaker and meditation teacher.

Moderated by Arianna Huffington
Thrive Global Founder & CEO

Arianna Huffington is the founder of The Huffingtonx Post, the founder and CEO of Thrive Global, and the author of 15 books, including, most recently, Thrive and The Sleep Revolution. In May 2005, she launched The Huffington Post, a news and blog site that quickly became one of the most widely-read, linked to, and frequently-cited media brands on the Internet. In August 2016, she launched Thrive Global, a corporate and consumer well-being and productivity platform with the mission of changing the way we work and live by ending the collective delusion that burnout is the price we must pay for success.

She has been named to Time Magazine’s list of the world’s 100 most influential people and the Forbes Most Powerful Women list. Originally from Greece, she moved to England when she was 16 and graduated from Cambridge University with an M.A. in economics. At 21, she became president of the famed debating society, the Cambridge Union. She serves on numerous boards, including Uber and Global Citizen.

Her last two books, Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder and The Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life, One Night At A Time, both became instant international bestsellers.
She is a mother, sister, flat shoe advocate, and sleep evangelist.