Meet the Guru D as your host, author Janis Harper, reads from Chapter 9 in her visionary novel, Jonas and the Mountain: A Metaphysical Love Story.

Jonas is in the meditation hall, gathered in satsang with the others on retreat at Mt. Arunachala, in South India. Jonas hasn’t met his non-dualist guru D personally yet, and even though he wants nothing more than to begin the student-teacher relationship with him, he struggles with his fears about doing so. In this episode, we see what happens when Jonas meets D for the first time.

Jonas and the Mountain: A Metaphysical Love Story is available in print and ebook at online bookstores everywhere.Janis Harper is a former adjunct English professor turned expressive arts therapist, as well as a writer, singer-songwriter, and actor. Her lifelong passions for the arts, metaphysics, spirituality, and philosophy come together in Jonas and the Mountain. Although she has published mainly nonfiction, she considers this novel to be the truest work she’s ever written. Janis lives in BC, Canada. For more about her, visit her website:

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