Meditation as a Way of Life: Philosophy and Practice Rooted in the Teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda By Alan L. Pritz

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Meditation as a Way of Life: New Book Based on Teachings of Yogananda Promotes Peace and Wellness

“One of the best meditation guides in years. Clear, uncomplicated, inspiring, and straight from the heart of a true expert who’s been there. Highly recommended.”
                                                   ~ Larry Dossey, MD, author of Healing Words

Minneapolis, MN, February 2, 2015 – Among primers on meditation, Meditation as a Way of Life: Philosophy and Practice Rooted in the Teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda is unique in that it uses the universally applicable teachings of Indian yogi Paramahansa Yogananda to guide readers who treasure inner growth and are looking for reliable direction for how to achieve it in an authentic and sustainable way,  offering specific, time-tested principles and how-to exercises for cultivating the mental, physical and spiritual aspects of a meditation-based spiritual life from a classical yogic perspective.

Rev. Alan L. Pritz, a disciple of Yogananda, distills the teachings of many other spiritual traditions and religions, including Christianity, into an interfaith perspective that will appeal to all seekers of the Divine. Specific elements include foundations of spiritual practice; benefits of energy-building exercises, affirmations, and healthy life-style regimens; instructions in mantra practice and inner-sound meditation; techniques for effective prayer; and guidelines to measure inner practice.

Throughout the narrative, Rev. Pritz adds touching and sometimes humorous personal stories, speaking to the reader authentically as a fellow practitioner rather than a master or guru.  He concludes the book with an appendix that contains a discussion about the differences and similarities between spirituality and religion.

The accessible narrative and universal themes in Meditation as a Way of Life make it enjoyable to read and life-enhancing to apply.

Rev. Alan Pritz is an Interfaith Minister, meditation teacher, spiritual counselor / life coach and consultant who’s trained in and taught inner sciences for over 40 years. Inspired by the universally applicable teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda, Rev. Alan helps individuals and organizations address spiritual growth or work/life issues from a higher perspective framework. He also leads Sunday Morning Meditation Services in Minneapolis. For more information about his activities visit:

Meditation as a Way of Life: Philosophy and Practice
Rooted in the Teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda
By Alan L. Pritz
Published by Quest Books
ISBN 978-0-8356-0928-9
$17.95 paperback
288 pages
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Brian Luke Seaward, PhD, author of Stand Like Mountain, Flow Like Water and Quiet Mind, Fearless Heart: “Alan Pritz serves as a knowledgeable and gentle guide for the journey known as the spiritual path. He has captured the essence of Yogananda’s wisdom and woven it through his own experience to shine as a luminous beacon, so that all who read this book will benefit.”

Lilias Folan, author of Lilias! Yoga Gets Better With Age and host of PBS Yoga series ‘Lilias!’: “Meditation as a Way of Life is a wise, user-friendly guidebook for your spiritual journey. Folks of all faiths will find interesting, practical, “how-to” tips for stretching, breathing, meditation, and more. I found the book a very interesting, unique read. Thank you Alan!”

Kathryn Harwig, noted speaker and author of The Return of Intuition: “One of the most valuable things you can do to improve your life is to open your mind, heart and soul to the wisdom of intuition and the Divine. Alan Pritz has written this lovely meditation guide to aid you on that journey. If you want to further develop your intuitive abilities, deepen your connection with the mystical and become calmer and clearer, this is the guide for you.”

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