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Self-Study Readings, Recordings, Videos

Of Swami Rama and Swami Veda

Swami Veda Bharati has provided this study list for those seeking guidance.

First Step Readings:

Living with the Himalayan Masters by Swami Rama


Video: Swami Rama of the Himalayas

Meditation and Its Practice by Swami Rama


Audio: *The Guru-Disciple Relationship (Swami Veda)

Audios: (a) *Five Minute Meditation by Swami Veda (b) Beginning

Meditation by Swami Veda.

The Royal Path, Chapter 7, What is Meditation by Swami Rama


Video: Tat Tvam Asi (Swami Veda)

The Himalayan Tradition in Night Birds by Swami Veda

Beginning Meditation in Night Birds by Swami Veda


Audio with book: *Learn to Meditate (plus relaxation exercises) by Swami


Video: Treading the Path of Superconscious Meditation (Swami Rama)

Superconscious Meditation by Swami Veda

Philosophy of Hatha Yoga by Swami Veda

Mantra What and Why in Night Birds by Swami Veda

Mantra After Initiation in Night Birds by Swami Veda

Second Step Readings:

The Royal Path (remaining chapters) by Swami Rama

A Practical Guide to Holistic Health by Swami Rama


Video: Spiritual Origins of Holistic Health (Swami Rama)

Art of Joyful Living by Swami Rama

Path of Fire and Light, Vol 2, by Swami Rama

Science of Breath by Swami Rama


Audio: *Dynamics of Breath (Swami Veda)

Mantra and Meditation by Swami Veda


Audio: *Mantra as the Core of Meditation (Swami Veda)

Audio: *Atma-tattva-avalokanam (Swami Veda)

The Perennial Psychology of the Bhagavad Gita by Swami Rama

Yoga and Psychotherapy by Swami Rama and others


Audio: *Exercise without Movement (Swami Ritavan Bharati)

Sacred Journey by Swami Rama

Exercises for Joints & Glands by Swami Rama

For Further Study:

Choosing a Path by Swami Rama


Video Series: Yoga Sutras (Swami Rama)

Audio Series: *Sankhya Philosophy (Swami Veda)

Audio: *Kevala Kumbhaka (Swami Veda)

Audio: *Readings from the Upanishads (Swami Veda)

Audio Series: *Meditations from the Upanishads (Swami Veda)

Video: Mandukya Upanishad (Swami Rama)

Enlightenment without God by Swami Rama


Book of Wisdom by Swami Rama


Video Series: Mandukya Upanishad (Swami Rama)

Video Series: Isha Upanishad (Swami Rama)

Life Here and Hereafter (Swami Rama)

Sacred Journey (Swami Rama)


Video: Saundarya Lahari (Swami Rama)

Yogi in the Lab by Swami Veda

God by Swami Veda

Please inquire about Swami Veda Bharatis 30 booklets on various topics.

For further readings, please seek advice of advanced teachers of

Swami Vedas Audio Courses and Series to Be Studied In the
Following Sequence:
Theory and Philosophy

Superconscious Meditation (Basic philosophy of meditation and its practice in

the Himalayan Tradition)

Mantra and Meditation

Constituents of Personality (also known as Systems within Personality) (covers

such topics as subtle body, causal body, five koshas, samskarasa, karma)

Kundalini and Chakras (What are they? Where are they?)

Marks of Spiritual Progress

Counseling according to Bhagavad-gita

Meditations from the Tantras

Meditations from the Upanishads

Sankhya Philosophy (prerequisite to Yoga-sutras)

Yoga-sutras of Patanjali (I,II,III) (2006 at Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama)

Philosophy of Ayurveda (summary of first few select chapters of Charaka-samhita

(on our psycho-physical systems and philosophy of using thoughts and

Shiva-sutras (First 17 sutras).

Philosophy of Alphabet (How our speech originated through atman-mind-pranabreath and becomes sounds)

Do inquire about recordings of teachings of special interest on a wide variety of topics

such as (a) attitude to illness (b) attitude to money (c) meditation for pain management
(d) unblocking yourself--- and 5000 more hours of recordings.
Guided Practices (Audio):
Practice listening with earphones until the earphones are no longer needed when the
practices have been assimilated.
First please see the titles of audio-recordings in the Reading List above. These titles are
marked with a star *. Only after you have mastered the content of these, the further
listening may begin as follows.

Advanced Relaxation (prerequisite: Exercise without Movement. Contains a

series of exercises; each needs to be mastered before moving on to the next until
the complete comprehensive set becomes assimilated).

(Prerequisites (a) reading: Special Mantras in Night Birds (b) initiation into a
special, long, mantra), audio: two recordings on How to do Long Mantras Faster.

OM Kriya (as taught by Swami Rama, recorded by Ma Radha Bharati).

Kevala Kumbhaka (why we do not practice retention of breath until kevalakumbhaka occurs).

27 practices of breath awareness (There are more but 27 are given. Not all can be
practiced by all but the information is helpful to know the possible pathways of
mind through breath).

Atma-tattvaavalokanam (awareness of being pure unconditioned nameless Self).

Yoga-nidra series (prerequisite: Advanced Relaxation).

Shri-yantra series : (INTERNAL SHRI-YANTRA) : (1) 21600 breaths. (b) papapurush-dahana, burning the evil man within (c) bhuta-shuddhi (d) bahishchakra-nyasa (e) antash-chakra-nyasa -1. (Same at levels 2 and 3 are yet to be
recorded). The meanings of these terms wil become clear as you listen to the
recordings. Master one at a time before proceeding to the next one.

Cultivating Meditative Voice (prerequisite: philosophy of alphabet) How to guide

relaxation and meditation from experiential depth. Essential for all who guide
such practices at whatever level even to children or lecture on the topic. Contains
theory and practices.

There are several hundred recorded pathways in meditation, available to those who wish
to advance methodically. Then there are special interest meditations such as (a) How to
find ones chakra (b) Muslim meditations guided (c) Christian meditations guided (with
explanatory lectures) and numerous others.

Editors Note:
Inquiries for these books, videos, and audios can be made at:

AHYMSIN Publishers

The Meditation Center (they ship nationally in the USA and internationally)

Yoga in Europe

Some study materials can also be found at and
Some materials can also be found at other bookstores.
Some Swami Rama videos can be found on YouTube:

Treading the Path of Superconscious Meditation

Yoga Sutras

Mandukya Upanishad

Isha Upanishad

Saundarya Lahari

Some of the books above authored by Swami Veda Bharati were published with the
author's name as Pandit Usharbudh Arya. Swami Veda was Pandit Usharbudh Arya
before he took sannyas.
There is also a book Exercise Without Movement: As Taught by Swami Rama (Manual,
No 1), published by Himalayan Institute Press, 1984. It is currently out of print, but you
may be able to find it on the internet or in a used bookstore.