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Swami Yogeshananda (1923-2021) was a monk of the Ramakrishna Mission.

Welcome to all who visit this webpage. It has been created to house the audio versions of books written and read by the the author of these works. He was 92 years old when he assented to read his books for these audio recordings.   Many readers have found them to be filled with wisdom. Swami addresses topics which many have struggled to make sense of when one’s time comes to consider such subtle ideas.    My sincere hope is that you ,dear listener, will enjoy the experience and gain from hearing these recordings.  


Waking Up

Waking Up is an attempt to answer some of the most profound questions that mankind has ever posed. The text is inspired by Vedanta teachings, a spiritual philosophy born of the Upanishads and the Vedas of ancient India. With it many have been able to harmonize the basic tenets of all the world’s religions. If you have ever posed questions that your own faith seems never to have fully addressed, these recordings may hold answers.

Vedanta does not seek converts, nor does it wish anyone to abandon their religion. Rather, it seeks to deepen and broaden the faith that already exists within every truth seeker, and to expand our capacity for compassion and love. The present Vedanta movement was founded by Swami Vivekananda, chief disciple of Sri Ramakrishna, a student and devotee of the world’s major religions. His legacy to mankind has been the founding of the Ramakrishna Mission with its many centers of Vedanta located throughout the world.

Vedanta Media is happy to present Waking Up, read by  its author,     Swami Yogeshananda


Chapter 1 – Yoga and You

Chapter 2 – Reincarnation and Karma

Chapter 3 – Desire

Chapter 4 – Meditation: Questions that arise

Chapter 5 – Your religion, My religion, and Ours

Chapter 6 – Social Service

Chapter 7 –  Sleep and Dream

Chapter 8 – Consciousness and the Cosmos

Chapter 9 –  The Sacred Writings

Chapter 10 – The Teachers