Light of the Spirit Monastery is a monastic community for men who wish to follow the paths of Original Yoga and Original Christianity in their search for God. The monastery is located east of Albuquerque, New Mexico, in the forest of the Sandia Mountains. Its uninterrupted quiet is conducive to the life of contemplative stillness. Their website, OCOY.org (Original Christianity and Original Yoga) presents the path of meditation and practical spiritual life.

Abbot George Burke (Swami Nirmalananda Giri) is the founder and director of Light of the Spirit Monastery (Atma Jyoti Ashram) in Cedar Crest, New Mexico. In his many pilgrimages to India he had the opportunity to meet some of India’s greatest saints and yogis, and in the United States he also encountered various Christian saints.

He is the author of numerous books on practical spiritual life. These include The Christ of India: The Story of Original Christianity, Om Yoga Meditation: Its Theory and Practice, and the Dharma for Awakening series, including The Dhammapada for Awakening and The Gospel of Thomas for Awakening. Visit the Light of the Spirit Press website for a complete listing of titles available online and wholesale.