Climbing the Blue Mountain

A Guide for the Spiritual Journey

In this collection of 15 informal talks, Easwaran invites you on a journey, an adventure to find the supreme goal of life.

The last talk, giving the book its title, likens the journey to Easwaran’s return to his home in the Blue Mountains of the Nilgiris. “How long have I taken to see through the playthings of the world and come home? This is my home. This is everyone’s home, where the Divine Mother waits with open arms for all her children to be reunited with her.”  


The audiobook is a reading of four of the chapters from the book: Taking the Plunge, Chasing Rainbows, The Secret of Happiness and Climbing the Blue Mountain. It is read by Paul Bazely, a professional actor and longtime student of Easwaran.

These essays sparkle with the humor and insight that have made Eknath Easwaran a popular teacher for over 30 years . . . Easwaran clarifies spiritual practice with vivid, concrete metaphors drawn from his years of observing people, animals, and the natural world. He certainly doesn’t downplay the difficulty of the meditative quest, which in order to be successful will cost us everything we have. But he does present its rewards so persuasively that it’s hard to resist the impulse to sit down and start right away.

Yoga Journal

Fantastically articulated. Brings a warmth and compassion to the Dharma that is less or missing from many contemporary teachers. Presents meditation as accessible and possible and as a practice you want to begin.