The Tale of the Himalayan Yogis: The Nirvana Chronicles by Steve Briggs (Author)


Govindas father, ruler of a small fortress kingdom at the edge of the Great Indian Desert, leads his men in a desperate attack against the besieging forces of the imperial army.

Upon receiving word of his fathers death, Govinda is to lead his people into the sacrificial fire to avoid being ravaged by their cruel conquerors. However, Govinda has a plan.

When Govindas plan goes awry, the emperor imprisons his mother in the palace harem, and the crown prince is forced to flee to Tibet with a caravan of lamas.

At the foot of Tibets most sacred mountain, Govinda meets a Himalayan yogi who adopts him as a son. With the help of the enigmatic Shankar Baba, Govinda begins to unravel the mysteries of his soul, discovering a past extending beyond this life and a future promising a noble partner who helps him restore the throne to its rightful heir.

As the seasons pass, Shankar Baba initiates Govinda into the secrets of enlightenment and immortality while preparing him to confront the imperial army, sinister forces controlling the throne, and a tantric sorcerer who seeks to discredit his guru.

But no amount of training can prepare Govinda for what awaits him.


As a teenager, Steve Briggs met his guru at a meditation retreat in the Swiss Alps. After studying English Literature at the University of Arizona on an athletic scholarship, the author received a Ph.D. in Vedic Studies and traveled internationally instructing thousands in the art of meditation. Sent to India by his guru, the author embarked on a seven-year odyssey taking him from Cape Comorin in the south to the high Tibetan plateau. Along the way, he initiated Indias government and corporate leaders into meditation, encountered saints and sadhus, and astrologers and artists. He sipped yak butter tea with lamas at windswept Tibetan monasteries and hiked the paths of Vedic Indias time-honored pilgrimages. As the guest of a Maharaja, he shared the fervor of thirty-million pilgrims at the Maha Kumbha Mela, the worlds largest religious festival. The authors first book, India: Mirror of Truth, A Seven Year Pilgrimage, was a popular memoir about his time in India. Steve is now working on the second book of The Nirvana Chronicles.

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