The Art and Science of Vedic Astrology: The Foundation Course
By Richard Fish and Ryan Kurczak
As a Yogic science, Vedic Astrology has been practiced for more than 5000 years with one ultimate aim: to provide insight and guidance towards the fulfillment of the soul’s destiny. Vedic Astrology provides a map of the
soul’s territory, to quicken the journey and avoid delays in the process. You can learn to read the map of the birth chart and thereby harness the trends of the cosmos.
This book is based on a tutorial course, and is arranged to systematically introduce the most important variables necessary to understand a Vedic horoscope.
Topics Include: ∙ Meditation and Astrology ∙ The Planets ∙ Planetary Conditions ∙ The Houses ∙ Planetary Aspects ∙ The Ascendant ∙ Planetary Yogas ∙ Divisional Charts ∙ Vimshotari Dasha System ∙ Transits ∙ Jyotish and Ayurveda ∙ Astrological Remedies ∙ The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali.
Through “The Art and Science of Vedic Astrology”, by Richard Fish and Ryan Kurczak, you will gain a solid understanding of the foundational material needed to comprehend the mystical science that is Vedic Astrology.
The Art and Science of Vedic Astrology Volume II: Intermediate Principles of Astrology
By Ryan Kurczak and Richard Fish
The Art and Science of Vedic Astrology Volume II builds upon the previous work and takes us deeper into the heart of Jyotish. This book is based on an advanced tutorial course and is systematically arranged to expand upon the important variables necessary in horoscope analysis. The subtler aspects of astrology are brought to light, enabling the astute student of Vedic Astrology to enlarge comprehension and predictive abilities. Many potent, yet often neglected principles are explained in detail, such as the Lajjitaadi Avashtas. A comprehensive delineation of planetary Karakas and house lord combinations are included to help guide the practicing astrologer towards accurate assessment of one’s karmic state.
Contents Include: Time and Cycles, Bhava Charts, Planetary States, The Non Luminous Sub Planets, Subtleties of the Divisional Charts, Additional Named Yogas, Shadbala, Relationship Compatibility Analysis, Introduction to Lajjitaadi Avashtas, House Lord Combinations, Planetary Karakas in Vargas, Prasna (Vedic Horary) Astrology
Kriya Yoga: Continuing the Lineage of Enlightenment
By Ryan Kurczak
Meditation routines, Ayurvedic lifestyle recommendations, and commentary on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali are included in this work to encourage Self-realization and inner tranquility. Skillful meditation, healthy living, and realization of our Eternal Self are the practices of Kriya Yoga, and it is through our own consistent practice of Patanjali’s methods that the lineage of enlightenment continues.
In 2000 Ryan Kurczak was initiated by a direct disciple of Paramahansa Yogananda. For six and a half years he served as a minister for Center for Spiritual Awareness.
“As you are reading, Ryan is right there with you, quietly telling you, ‘Don’t forget. You are the Seer, the Eternal Self.’ Read this work slowly, attentively, again and again, and your life can be transformed.”
– Don Salmon, Author, Yoga Psychology
Kriya Yoga Vichara: Integrated Techniques and Philosophy of Ramana Maharshi and Paramahansa Yogananda
By Ryan Kurczak
The practice of Kriya Yoga Vichara integrates techniques based on the teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda and the method of Self-Inquiry presented by Sri Ramana Maharshi. In this book, you will find descriptive reviews of the methods taught during Kriya Initiations, how to effectively practice Vichara, and how to integrate the two for optimal results. Beginner, intermediate and advanced routines are provided.
This book strips away the fantasy surrounding the spiritual path and describes the intensive, yet subtle, work required to master one’s own consciousness and realize our timeless being. Kriya Yoga Vichara is for those advanced individuals willing to put forth the required Self-effort that results in the realization of Eternal Grace.
“It is the internal knowledge of the Self, which never waivers or dims, that is the true mark of a realized being. And no one will ever know that but you. This is the way of yoga. This is the result of Vichara (Self-inquiry) supported by Kriya (yogic techniques).”
A Course In Tranquility: Integrating Spiritual Practice, Effective Living, & Non Duality
By Ryan Kurczak
“When you come upon a teaching that is clear and unmistakably true, it is gift. There is much confusion about how a person should go about living their life and a million different people willing to tell you how to do it; so if you find yourself with the grace of this book, then know without a doubt that you have received a gift of clarity as well as an invitation to take up the reigns of your own life and steer the course to a life of tranquility.
As an author and teacher, Ryan shares his life’s work. You will not find parroted words or spiritual platitudes, nor will you be comforted in the blankets of delusion. This is a straightforward, no bullshit exposition on truth that will illuminate areas where you find yourself lost in confusion and offer methods that have been employed since time immemorial to ground our rampant human condition in the crystal clarity of eternal wisdom.
This book progresses beautifully along the theme of ‘first things first’, taking the reader on a journey that begins by addressing the most practical elements of how to live a balanced, healthy life and continues pointing all the way to Ultimate Truth, which transcends it all (and back again).
However, we don’t take off to run a marathon if we have never even jogged around the block. To run a marathon takes training, and to realize the deepest truth takes an equal discipline and devotion – the way of which is outlined clearly in the pages of this book.
And even in its practicality, love touches every aspect of your heart in reading this teaching. It is that pure, unattached love from which Ryan’s teaching is grounded that holds the most transformative power. This ground is authentic and without agenda. You can rest in knowing you will not be lead astray with empty promises of becoming something better, more or different from what you already are.
What you will find is guidance on how to be still and rest just as you are and allow the seeds of truth to blossom. Before you plant your seeds, you prepare your field. This book helps you to cultivate a nourishing field of consciousness and also plants beautiful seeds of truth.
Whether you are seasoned with spiritual insight or just starting on your journey, you will find wisdom and comfort in these pages. We are all beginners and we are all in this together, lest we forget: Ryan reminds us of the simplicity of it all through A Course in Tranquility.”
-Prajna Ana, Author, Dying Into This