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At the Eleventh Hour: The Biography of Swami Rama

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Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD

At the Eleventh Hour is more than just a biography about the accomplishments of Himalayan master Swami Rama and an overview of the profound system of yogic knowledge he brought to the West. This book tells the story of Swamiji through the eyes of Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD, his devoted student and successor as the spiritual head of the Himalayan Institute. As you read Pandit Tigunait’s account of life with his master, you will gain insight into the guru-disciple relationships Swami Rama had both with his master and with his own students.

This book serves as a guide to some of the more esoteric practices of tantra not commonly known or understood in the West. It brings you to holy places in India, to the source of the Himalayan Tradition, revealing why these sacred sites are important and how to go about visiting them. The wisdom in these stories penetrates beyond the power of words. Discover the legacy of a true Himalayan master and the nature of the yogic wisdom he shared. Purchase your copy of At the Eleventh Hour today!

About the Author

Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD, is a modern-day master and living link to the unbroken Himalayan Tradition. He is the successor to Sri Swami Rama, Himalayan yogic master and the founder of the Himalayan Institute. As a leading voice of and the author of 15 books, Pandit Tigunait offers practical guidance on applying yogic and tantric wisdom to modern life. Over the past 35 years he has touched innumerable lives around the world as a teacher, humanitarian, and visionary spiritual leader. You can view more of his teaching on the Himalayan Institute Wisdom Library.


I first met Swami Rama in 1970 at the Menninger Institute, when he demonstrated remarkable control of "involuntary" functions, especially heartbeat. I had no idea at the time how complex he was as an individual or how remarkably realized as a spiritual adept and teacher. And even though I was aware of his work in India and America over the years, I still did not have a full sense of his rich life until I read Pandit Rajmani Tigunait's biography of him. This informative and very personal narrative gives a memorable and impressive picture of a modern-day saint, whose legacy is very much alive in both the East and the West.

—Andrew Weil, MD

Pandit Tigunait presents a riveting and enlightening biography of the master he loves and respects, interweaving the story of Swami Rama's life, philosophy and experiences with the wisdom of the masters throughout the ages.

—Library Journal


For devotees and practitioners of yoga or Eastern meditation, there is much to digest: Swami's place in India, his contribution to hatha yoga, his seemingly miraculous mind-body abilities, and his role as director of the Himalayan Institute in Pennsylvania. Tigunait reveals the contrasts in Swami's approach—he is kind one day and seemingly harsh the next—and shows how they are not so opposed to each other. Tigunait conveys the story with devotion and genuineness, sharing both his surprises and assurances. Recommended for biography collections and for sections covering yoga, spiritual healing, contemporary religious practices, and self-help guides.

—Dr. Leroy Hommerding, Director of Ft. Meyers Beach Public Library

Product Details

Publisher: Himalayan Institute
Copyright: 2001 & 2004
ISBN: 978-0-89389-211-1 & 978-0-89389-212-8
Hardcover & Paperback
427 pages, 24-page photo insert
6.4" x 9.3" / 6.1" x 9"

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