Publication Date: Apr-2007
Size: 6 x 9
Author: Gary Weber, Ph. D.
ISBN: 0-595-41856-2 172 Pages
On Demand Printing
Ingram Book Group and Baker and Taylor.
Also available as an e-book through Google.
"Husband, father, scientist, military officer, and senior executive in industry and academia, Gary Weber has led a full and successful worldly life. Throughout all of this, Gary has relentlessly pursued a path of practice and inquiry in order to understand life and achieve enlightenment. It is rare to find one who has reached this goal, and rarer still to find such a one who has been so immersed in worldly life.
With this book, Gary has successfully integrated his profound realization with traditional non-dualistic teachings, as well as insights from Zen Buddhism and modern brain research, into a practical path that uses Yoga's time-tested practices of asana, pranayama, chanting and meditation to illumine a path to enlightenment for the modern reader."
"Gary Weber offers a treasure chest of practices for the serious practitioner seeking liberation. On your own journey towards awakening, savor these simple, easy to follow practices culled from Weber's study with his primary teacher Ramana Maharshi, his on-going exploration of Zen meditation practice, and the life-enhancing results of his experiments on the laboratory floor of his yoga mat."
“I’ve had the wonderful privilege of experiencing Gary in action over many years both as friend and teacher. Gary is the rare gem who points directly to what we really are at the heart of our being—timeless Presence—ever-present Stillness that is always immediately available; yet which we fail to recognize because of our over-identification with the changing circumstances of our lives. Gary offers us a fresh view, based on his firsthand experience of the paradox of enlightenment: that while there is nothing we can ultimately do to awaken to our timeless Presence, there are exquisite perennial practices of ‘non-doing’ that prepare the ground and clear the way for awakening. Gary beckons us to awaken from our dream of separation and realize our timeless and non-separate oneness with everything. Few may take up his call, but no pointer is more needed than his to call for us to come home.”
“If you’re interested in understanding the many levels of spiritual reality, or the secrets uncovered in a cave in the Himalayas, or what adventures lie in store for you after you die, then Gary Weber’s book is definitely not for you. There’s no metaphysical speculation here, no religiosity, and no mystification. Instead, as its title points out, this is a practical guide. It’s as close as they come to a “How To” manual, not only for getting enlightened, but also for what to expect when you’re there.”
A majority of any author profits from this book will be donated to support work with disabled children in southern India.