Can You Listen to a Woman: A Man's Journey to the Heart

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What happens when a man meets a woman whose teachings have the power to draw him back to his own heart? Will he listen? This is the story of how one man’s life changed dramatically when he did.

Can You Listen to a Woman is the story of a man living a conventional North American life, who meets a yogini, Swami Sivananda Radha, who helps him transform his life. David Forsee interweaves his life with Swami Radha’s and invites you to be present in their most intimate moments of joy, support and challenge. His stories will touch you with their honesty and inspire you to seek meaning in your own life.

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Born in Toronto, David Forsee (1944- ) graduated from university with a B.A. in English Literature. He worked as a CBC radio journalist and in the 1970s developed a business as an independent trucking contractor in northern Ontario, where he married and lived with his wife and their daughter.

David first met Swami Radha at her Ashram in 1979. Following the three-month Yoga Development Course in 1982, he moved with his family to the ashram and has been actively engaged in Swami Radha’s work ever since. In 1991 he took an initiation into sanyas (the path of renunciation and selfless service) to become Swami Gopalananda.

Over the years he developed a close relationship with Swami Radha as a devotee and friend, and in the latter years of her life worked closely with her on the production of her video biography. This led to her request that he write this book to discover what he had learned from their relationship.

Swami Gopalananda is currently on the Board of Directors of Yasodhara Ashram and the Editorial Board which oversees the continuing publication of Swami Radha’s work.

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An intensely personal account of how love, tragedy and the guidance of an illumined teacher can help to overcome... isolation. -- Linda Johnsen

...Swami Radha’s wisdom and freedom flow like a clear mountain stream throughout the book.David Frawley -- David Frawley

...describes with remarkable, sensitivity and candor the many subtleties of spiritual discipleship. I wholeheartedly recommend it. -- Georg Feuerstein

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