A review by Kaiyum of Ma Deva Indra’s recently published book
Two reviews for Roshani Shay Curtis’ book: one by Veena and one by Chintan. They write: “Very much worth reading.” “This is a story which will enrage, frighten, and at the end leave you cheering. I loved this book.”
Madhuri’s review of Bhante Walpola Piyananda’s book. “An enormously genial Buddhist rant… peppered with anecdotes from the author’s life as a monk, teacher, Abbott, chaplain, and Chief Sangha Nayaka Thera of the USA.”
Madhuri’s review of Ray Brooks’ book; “Having worked in Japan a lot during the 90’s, I enjoyed the immersion into aspects of the culture I’d not encountered, as well as some I had.”
Sudhir reviews Pratibha Castle’s poetry book, launched today, 9 November 2023. “These poems resonate because they describe life as it is. They give a sense of how the eternal can slip into the world of time, of how, if one looks even in the midst of the mundane, there is magic.”
Life in the Amsterdam Red Light District, told by “a young British woman, a newly-qualified nursery nurse who was lured by an advertisement to work in a crèche.” The reflective review by Madhuri concludes with “If Yin was honoured, meditation would become possible for humans.”
Book review by Madhuri; “This book is mostly a description of bliss states, and as such is quite uplifting to read. A special book!”
Nayana’s review of the just published book by Lasell Jaretzki Bartlett (aka Kavita); “There are so many useful lessons running through the book, all written in a clean and simple style. It’s one of those books I’m sure I will dip back into again and again.”
A review by S D Anugyan of Madhuri’s most recent book of poems and paintings in celebration of cats.
Madhuri’s review of Brock Talon’s memoir subtitled: Leaving Jehovah’s Witnesses and the Watch Tower after Thirty-Five years of Lost Dreams.
A review by Punya of Rajyo’s memoir; “Her recountings run off the pages you hardly notice that, inevitably, you have again gone past your bedtime.”
Madhuri reviews Arjava’s latest book. She writes: “This is a playful, loving, happy person, and his understanding of his luck at meeting Osho runs through the whole book like a river.”
Sudasi reviews Avikal’s latest book: “A wonderful resource for everyone who seeks to deeply connect to the moment, and increase their awareness and understanding of themselves.”
Madhuri’s review of Andre van der Braak’s memoir; “The book is elegantly written, humble and erudite and friendly. I recommend it.”
A book review by Chintan, disciple, author, literary lover, of the latest offering from Madhuri Z.K. Akin, writer extraordinaire!
Subhuti’s words after reading Russell King’s Rajneeshpuram: Inside the Cult of Bhagwan and Its Failed American Utopia.
Madhuri reviews Russell Miller’s book, subtitled ‘The True Story of L Ron Hubbard’, in part also through the eyes of the Human Design system.
Shunyam Bansi reviews Prem Atta’s recently published book: “It’s as grand a human story as one could wish for.”
Madhuri reviews Misty Griffin’s book subtitled, An Amish True Crime Memoir of Childhood Sexual Abuse, Brutal Betrayal, and Ultimate Survival.
Bhagawati reviews Purushottama’s book, From Lemurs to Lamas. “I heartily recommend this book to all travellers on the outer and the inner paths.”
Dhyan Jyoti’s review of the soon to be published book by Karima. “It’s one of those books that you slowly explore, experience, engage with… till it becomes a part of you.”
A review by Madhuri of Jenna Miscavige Hill’s book, subtitled, My Secret Life Inside Scientology and My Harrowing Escape.
Padma and Ashika review Anando’s book, already a No 1 new release in its category in the US on Amazon.
A view on Niren’s recently released book, subtitled, A Legal History of the US Government Persecution of a Minority Religious Community, Oregon 1981-1986.
Madhuri reviews Jim Wickwire and Dorothy Bullitt’s book subtitled, A Memoir About Affirming Life in the Face of Death.
Madhuri reviews a book by Raynor Winn; “Excellent writing by a first-time author; and a tale very close to the bone. Highly recommended!”
Anand Haridas reviews Osho’s book, a translation from Hindi: “Osho’s song begins with Yaari’s but takes its own path. He sings throughout the ten discourses on nature.”
Srajan reviews Robin DiAngelo’s timely book; “It is challenging reading, not easily digested, and much deeper and more nuanced than one might expect.”