Long a best–seller, Sadhana: A Way to God blends insights and prayer techniques from scripture, modern psychology, and spiritual sources including yoga, Hinduism, and Zen Buddhism. Fr. Anthony de Mello, who founded the Sadhana Institute of Pastoral Counseling in India, connects these diverse traditions to the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius. The book’s 47 exercises teach such things as the riches of silence, the prayer of the body, finding God in all things, awareness of the other, the joyful mysteries of one’s life, the healing of hurtful memories, the thousand names of God, and the prayer of praise. It is designed to help spiritual directors, including those who may “confess helplessness when it comes to teaching people how to pray or, to put it more exactly, to get satisfaction and fulfillment from prayer,” de Mello writes.