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Journey to Sunyata: Mountains, Monsoons, and Magic

Denise Mihalik

A young woman's search for peace in Nepal turns into a disastrous mash of egos, mud, and magic.


Drowning in a series of sudden personal losses, Allie abruptly leaves her blossoming professional opera career for the more internal study of sound meditation and the emptiness of "sunyata." Six years later, when invited by her teacher, Babaji, to join him and several others for the pilgrimage of a lifetime, she travels from New Jersey to Nepal, envisioning a peaceful, meditative journey with like-minded students, surrounded by the serene, majestic mountains of the ancient and spiritual land, and is convinced that this will finally free her from her grief. Instead, what she encounters in her three-week odyssey-in the middle of monsoon season-threatens her perception of reality, introduces the power of magic, unleashes the tormenting shadows buried deep within her, and almost takes her life. Based on a true story.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Sound Awakenings
  • Publish Date: Jun 4th, 2024
  • Pages: 330
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 8.50in - 5.50in - 0.74in - 0.92lb
  • EAN: 9798218390785
  • Categories: Visionary & Metaphysical

About the Author

Mihalik, Denise: - Denise Mihalik is an educator and performer whose life work has been to study the effects of vibration on the body, mind, and spirit. She began on the opera stage, moved to the yoga mat, into the world of singing bowls, and now onto the page with her debut novel. Her recently released album, Light of Compassion, accompanies the novel and is intended to invite listeners and readers into a moment of quiet reflection. Mihalik is the founder of Sound Awakenings based near Asbury Park, NJ, bringing meditation, yoga, and sound to a global audience.

Praise for this book

"Journey to Sunyata is a compelling story that reveals that, regardless of our personal traditions, the universal elements of breath and sound can reshape our life stories. It's fulfilling, entertaining, and enlightening."

Mark Moliterno, Creator of YogaVoice(R)

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