Dada Jyotirupananda has practiced meditation since 1971, and has been a meditation teacher since 1985. He has taught meditation in about 25 countries and he lives in London.
For a book on meditation, In Search of the Real Self is wonderfully edgy and uncompromising in parts - for example, in Dada Jyotirupananda's assessment of the qualities you should look for in a teacher, which certainly caused me to raise an eyebrow or two. But, in my view, that's perfect. Who needs another 'same old' book on meditation, after all? What we really need is fresh thinking, new insights, and new direction. Jyotirupananda gives us this, helps us rethink our craft, and, with fine learning and authorship, leads us to a new understanding of what meditation might really mean in our lives and the benefits we might reap from it. (Ross Heaven author of Love's Simple Truths.) Meditation: In Search of The Real Self offers clear and persuasive encouragement to those beginning or preparing to begin the practice of meditation as a tool for the acquisition of self-knowledge. Dada Jyotirupananda presents a fresh, personal and well-informed approach to the practice of meditation that is sure to appeal to many. (Swami Abhayananda author of History of Mysticism and The Supreme Self.)