Journey to the Awakened Heart

by Robert Jacobs

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/13/2018

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 202
ISBN : 9781982215576
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 202
ISBN : 9781982215583
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 202
ISBN : 9781982215569

About the Book

Robert Jacobs has written an intriguing series about his spiritual path, Path to the Awakened Heart. His first book, Journey to the Awakened Heart, follows him as a young seeker in the 1970s, determined to discover more to life than the materialism he found in American culture. He moves to Paris and then begins to explore the world, traveling to West Africa, Morocco, Central Asia and finally to India, where he slowly finds answers to his spiritual search. Ultimately, he meets an illumined spiritual teacher from India and spends most of the next 18 years living in yoga and meditation ashrams in India and the United States, engaging himself fully in cultivating what he comes to understand is an awakened consciousness. His memoir provides an intimate picture of what it was like for a Westerner to live a traditional monastic life in an Indian ashram. More importantly, it shows how living with an enlightened spiritual master transformed the author’s life from being merely mentally spiritual to enabling spirituality to permeate his life. Finally, the book follows the author in his transition to a more normal worldly life as husband and father, applying the lessons he learned from his ashram days to the many challenges of modern life. Together the author’s two books offer a profound picture of how Eastern spirituality has developed and transformed in the past 70 years within a Western context.

About the Author

Robert Jacobs is an immigration lawyer who, before his law career, spent over 15 years living and studying in yoga ashrams in the United States and India. He has also studied Buddhist Vipassana meditation for the past 10 years. He now teaches yoga philosophy and meditation through Awakened Heart Yoga LLC (, in Gainesville, FL, and through the Deep Spring Center (, Ann Arbor, MI. He is the author of the spiritual memoir Journey to the Awakened Heart, published in 2018, and Path to the Awakened Heart: the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, published in 2024.