21 Facts About Eknath Easwaran


Eknath Easwaran was an Indian-born spiritual teacher, author and translator and interpreter of Indian religious texts such as the Bhagavad Gita and the Upanishads.


In 1961, Eknath Easwaran founded the Blue Mountain Center of Meditation and Nilgiri Press, based in northern California.


Eknath Easwaran was influenced by Mahatma Gandhi, whom he met when he was a young man.


Eknath Easwaran was born in 1910 in a village in Kerala, India.


Eknath Easwaran graduated at the University of Nagpur in English and law.


Eknath Easwaran served as Chair of the Department of English at University of Nagpur.


Eknath Easwaran met his wife Christine at one of these talks.

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Eknath Easwaran set up a publishing activity, Nilgiri Press, which printed his first book Gandhi The Man, telling the story of Gandhi as a spiritual as well as a political leader.


Eknath Easwaran's book Strength in the Storm is an introduction to The Mantram, containing many stories and practical examples to help the reader learn how to harness the inner resources for dealing with challenges in daily living.


Eknath Easwaran's book Take Your Time explores "Slowing Down" and "One-Pointed Attention" in daily lives.


In Volume 1 Eknath Easwaran explains how readers can begin to transform themselves, even as householders engaged in busy lives.


Eknath Easwaran wrote numerous commentaries that appeared in the Little Lamp, and in Blue Mountain, quarterly journals published by the meditation center that he founded.


Many of Eknath Easwaran's recorded talks have been published in video and audio formats.


Several dozen of Eknath Easwaran's talks have been published as video DVDs, and now as downloadable MP4s as a free subscription from the Blue Mountain Center.


Instructions for meditation by Eknath Easwaran have been published in audio form as CDs.


Some of Eknath Easwaran's talks were earlier published as cassette tapes or LP records.


Magazines have reviewed some of Eknath Easwaran's published talks, both audio and video, since the 1990s.


Eknath Easwaran's students, inspired in part by his teachings about compassion and stewardship for the environment, published a well-known vegetarian cookbook entitled Laurel's Kitchen, later republished in revised form as The New Laurel's Kitchen.


Eknath Easwaran's words have been included in collections of wisdom teachings, such as ones recently published by Chang and Parachin.


Quotations from Eknath Easwaran's translations have been used many times by both scholarly and popular writers.


Eknath Easwaran has been listed in reference works on spiritual and religious leaders.