Healthy Lifestyle

Ease into Sleep:
Techniques for Restful, Natural Sleep

by Gyandev McCord

These easy-to-learn techniques have helped many people increase the ease, quality, and duration of their sleep. Practice them while lying in bed with lights out, ready to sleep—you’ll soon have a portable sleep aid that will serve you anywhere. Some people like to learn the techniques for themselves, whereas others put the techniques into separate, one-cut playlists so they can follow along as the technique takes them into sleep.

It’s all based in the yoga tradition of Paramhansa Yogananda, author of the spiritual classic, Autobiography of a Yogi, and on the teachings of his direct disciple, Swami Kriyananda, the founder of Ananda.

CD: $14.95

MP3 download: $13.95

Global Kitchen:
A Cookbook of Vegetarian Favorites from The Expanding Light Retreat

by Diksha McCord

Enjoy a wealth of delicious, easy-to-prepare recipes, almost all of them dairy-free. In fact, they’re so easy that even Gyandev can prepare them!

This cookbook has been popular  for many years. It’s a gold mine of recipes—almost all vegan—that have proved to be favorites with many guests over the years that Diksha managed The Expanding Light retreat kitchen. In fact, The Expanding Light kitchen still uses many of these recipes. They’re winners.

Book: $14.95

The Healing Kitchen:
Vegetarian Cooking for Higher Awareness

by Diksha McCord

This is the warmest, most beautiful, most joy-filled, most useful cookbook you’ll ever have. Really! Highly international in flavor, the recipes are super-delicious, and the photography—not only of appealing food, but of radiant Ananda Village residents as they enjoy the food—will keep you paging through it just to enjoy the pictures.

The book has not only individual recipes, but also full menus for balanced, healthful, season-specific meals. There are even special holiday meals for each season: Easter, July 4, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

But don’t be content with looking at the cookbook. Try it! Truly, there’s never been a cookbook like it.

Book: $29.95

Vegetarian Cooking for Starters:
Simple Recipes & Techniques for Health & Vitality

by Diksha McCord

Here’s a perfect introduction to vegetarian cooking. It includes not only a bounty of easy & delicious recipes, but also entire sections on vegetarian nutrition, basics of preparing beans and grains. The book is entirely vegan.

This “manual” for healthy vegetarianism takes you beyond mere health fads into solid nutrition and excellent taste.

Book: $12.95

Online Series: Vegetarian Cooking for Health & Vitality

by Diksha McCord

Learn to cook healthy, delicious, nutritious vegan fare. Diksha guides you through this popular, far-ranging online series. Its 97 segments take you through many of the dishes, meals, teas, smoothies and more from The Healing Kitchen. It includes special holiday meals for each season of the year: Easter, July 4, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

You can subscribe on a quarterly or annual basis. Click here for details and special previews of this online series