In this wise and searching journey Priyadarshi fearlessly engages with the mystery of life and explores the visible and invisible connections that comprise our "vast web" of being. 
-Kirkus Review
“Highly recommended…to inspire readers to find a thread connecting them to humanity and the courage to explore the many facets of oneself. A cross between Paramahansa Yogananda’s Autobiography of a Yogi and Pema Chödrön’s When Things Fall Apart, this more than succeeds.”
-Library Journal
 “Remarkable…. By recounting the deep relationships he cultivated with “virtuous friends” across religious, social, and geographic boundaries, he reveals the motivation, discipline, and sense of purpose required for spiritual development and courageous “interconnectedness”… a deeply moving account of a life dedicated to friendships formed through a common interest in spirituality.” 
- Publishers Weekly

Audible--Best Buddhist Audiobook Ever
Simply blown away! This is exploding with sincerity and the unabashed sharing of wisdom that can only be uncovered through a deep trek along the spiritual path. This book has the power of inspiration, the prompting to instill motivation to practice, and full of precious reminders of the absolute joy of it all. —Josh Allender
from Reviews
The Venerable Tenzin Priyadarshi shares the mystery’s that appeared to him and the adventures he chose to understand his mystery and the opportunities for all of us. I will definitely read this book again and continue to open to the mystery’s that are available for me every day. 🙏🏻
Addendum: I reread Running Toward Mystery and it was even better. I even underlined text that I will review regularly. This book touched a special place inside of me. —Mark Bourdon
One of the best spiritual memoirs one can come across. Full of stories, lessons, anecdotes this book makes for a contemplative, silent, sometimes heavy to understand and paradigm shifting read. —Priyanka Sharma
Brilliant! Very honest and insightful. —Peter

From Amazon Reviews
This is the story of an incredible human; a polymath monk. One who has courageously followed his heart with fierce fortitude and dedication, remarkably, since childhood. Running toward mystery has brought him to the company of the spiritual giants of our time. —Shane
This book is a delight! There’s a sense of Joy that one feels while reading it. In a post-Covid world these are the insights & pearls of wisdom we must give our attention to. Without being preachy or trying too hard, it is effortlessly beautiful. Yes, the book is of great value for Artists, Leaders, friends in the corporate world, students, parents. It’s for everyone. “Running Toward Mystery” Must Read! —S
Definitely one of the best reads. Inspiring and exciting story. Made me think about meaning and purpose and a different way to approach life. Highly recommend it to others. —AJ
Erudite, challenging, and open-minded; Priyadarshi is the type of guy you’d actually want to get stuck in a lift with – 5 Stars —The Reading Room, UK
Venerable Tenzin Priyadarshi's contemplative brilliance shines in new and unexpected ways with this literary masterpiece. Each chapter is a honeycomb. Learnings are nested in stories that crack open to reveal an anecdote, a prose poem with tendrils of mystery. You marvel at the elegance of the skilled master giving a gentle nudge towards self-exploration. —Barkha

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