Swami Discusses the ‘Journey Home’
An SRO crowd jammed LC 400 in the Dibner Building to attend a lecture and book signing by renowned guru and author Radhanath Swami. His book, A Journey Home: The Autobiography of an American Swami, is one of several texts examined in NYU-Poly’s first-year writing seminar taught by Rachel Stark of the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, and chronicles the Swami’s spiritual development. Born Richard Slavin, Swami left his home in Chicago and traveled across Europe, the Middle East and Asia seeking spiritual fulfillment. He eventually settled in Mumbai, India permanently, returning to the United States periodically to share his story and encourage the Bhakti yoga tradition, which he has practiced for 40 years.