Suggested books


While on our quest for self-discovery and happiness, there are many books that can inspire and guide us. Here are few of our all-time favorites. These and others can be found for purchase online or at the Fragrance of the Heart Cafe in Oslo.



This new edition of Sri Chinmoy’s timeless classic has been structured in a step-by-step, user-friendly format with the first chapter starting with advice and exercises for beginners and more advanced teachings introduced bit by bit.  This new edition offers Sri Chinmoy’s essential teachings on meditation in an inspiring and compelling format and design.


222 Meditation Techniques

As the name suggests, this books offers a huge range techniques that mirror the variety of reasons why people turn to meditation – from stress relief, improving creativity or athletic performance, self-discovery and inner growth, or even spiritual fulfillment and illumination…



Meditation: Man-Perfection in God-Satisfaction is an all-inclusive manual. It covers pretty much all the basic subjects of a meditative practice – ranging from the basics of “how to start”, going through “music and mantra” and “understanding your inner experiences”, all the way to “finding a spiritual master”. In more than 100 answers to questions formulated to him for over 30 years, Sri Chinmoy explains and guides beginners and advanced students of meditation alike.

jewels-of-happinessThe Jewels of Happiness is a treasure-chest of wisdom and joy – a compilation of short and insightful pieces of prose, practical exercises you can try and uplifting aphorisms and verse. Addressing themes such as joy, peace, enthusiasm and love, the chapters combine to create a wonderful tapestry of inspiration. Sri Chinmoy writes with such simplicity and concentrated wisdom that immediately soothes the aching heart and inspires the spirit. His easy-to-follow exercises, based on ancient wisdom, are truly pertinent for the modern era and perfectly suited to our fast-paced lifestyles. Readers need only to turn to a chapter that seems to address them at that moment, and they will find themselves richly rewarded.