The autobiography of Guru Sri Subramanium, founder of Skanda Vale, Somaskanda and Skanda Vale Hospice.


How can we maintain a close link with God whilst living in the world?

Guru Sri Subramanium, the founder of Skanda Vale multi-faith monastery, shares some vivid and unconventional examples from his early years. Whether working in Selfridges, singing for royalty, or providing a counterbalance to life in London during the swinging sixties, Guru gives some advice on how to ‘be in the world, but not of it’.

“Spirituality and life go together; I can’t disassociate myself from spirituality in any way. I always blend Divine consciousness and Divine living with all the work I do. People think that God is tucked up in heaven and occasionally, when pressed with some problem, ask God for help, before returning Him back once more. ‘Now, You stay there whilst I…’ That is not so in my life. There is a partnership going on alongside my living.”

Proceeds from this book support the work of Skanda Vale Hospice, where we care for families affected by life-limiting illnesses, free of charge.

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Weight0.4 kg
Dimensions14 × 8 × 2 cm

Paperback book with 210 pages


Gold foil and velvet lamination on the cover.



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