The Four Desires: Creating a Life of Purpose, Happiness, Prosperity, and Freedom

Read an Excerpt of The Four Desires
The Four Desires is a truly life-changing process, one that will lead you to your heart’s desires and to a complete and balanced life. A step-by-step process, it will enable you to fulfill your destiny, achieve lasting happiness, and to make the contribution to the world that only you can make. Read an excerpt of one of the most important books on what it takes to live a fulfilled life in the midst of the complexity of today’s world.
The Four Desires Course
Experience the life-changing course on which Rod’s book The Four Desires: Creating a Life of Purpose, Happiness, Prosperity, and Freedom is based, and change yourself and your life forever. Discover the power of working with a master teacher in a setting wholly dedicated to helping you chart your unique life-course to lasting happiness––material and spiritual prosperity.

The Four Desires Lecture
What can you give up to become what you were meant to be? How can you embrace the change required to live your fullest life? Stream this introductory lecture to The Four Desires process.
The Four Desires Question and Answer
Stream or download this podcast from Himalayan Institute's Year Long Group Meditation Monday Book Club. In April, 2012, Rod participated in a lively and informative Question and Answer session as a guest at this weekly book club meeting.
Purchase The Four Desires Book and Practice 2-CD Set
Purchase the book that is changing lives and its companion CD set. Whether you are interested in learning to meditate or you are an experienced practitioner looking to deepen your practice, The Four Desires Practice 2-CD set will give you that and much, much, more. Developed by Rod, as the practice companion to his book, this CD set contains six practices that guide you––no matter your level of experience––to uncover lasting peace, unlock dormant potential, tap into intuitive capacity, heal and nurture yourself at the deepest levels,
and empower you to fulfill your dreams.
The Four Desires Virtual Book Club on Elephant Journal
Wherever you are in the process of The Four Desires, you’ll find a discussion on each of its principles on this free, online book club. A new principle will be introduced weekly, with previous discussions remaining open for continuing dialogue. Network with others in discussing the principles of the book and recieve general guidance from The Four Desires mentors. 
The Four Desires Facebook Community
Nurture your commitment to living your best life. Become a part of a global conversation dedicated to lasting fulfillment and to making a real difference in the world.
The Four Desires eCourse and Tele-classes (Coming Soon)
Join Rod online as he guides you through The Four Desires and walks you step-by-step toward creating a life of purpose, happiness, prosperity, and freedom. Once you are enrolled in The Four Desires eCourse, you will be able to download each of the ten seminars and take yourself through the process at your own pace. As part of The Four Desires eCommunity you will also receive the five meditations and deep relaxation technique (Relax Into Greatness) featured on The Four Desires Practice 2-CD set. Please sign up for our newsletter to be notified about the upcoming launch of The Four Desires eCourse.
Print The Four Desires Bookmark
Take notes, mark your favorite quotes and page numbers, jot down important insights, and use The Four Desires bookmark as inspiration to keep moving forward in the process!
Praise for The Four Desires
The reviews are in! Read what celebrated teachers, writers, and entertainers are saying about The Four Desires: Creating a Life of Purpose, Happiness, Prosperity, and Freedom.

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  • "Rod Stryker brilliantly shares countless practices to empower and satisfy your inherent longing for happiness and success, worldly as well as spiritual. The Four Desires is a practical, powerful guide for all levels."
    Lilias Folan, PBS host and author of Lilias! Yoga Gets Better with Age
  • "The Four Desires is a classic of transformational writing. Accessible to anyone looking for guidance on their journey, it is one of the most helpful books I’ve ever read on what it requires to live a fulfilled life amidst the complexities of today’s world. I’m recommending it to everyone I know!"
    Sally Kempton, author Meditation for the Love of It
  • "Rod Stryker's teachings have given me a whole new lens with which to see the world and my own potential; his teachings are sparks in a powder keg. My life has exploded with beauty, mystery and depth under his tutelage"
    Jennifer Nettles, Grammy award winning songwriter, lead singer, Sugarland
  • "Rod is a true Master and his book, The Four Desires is a rare accomplishment: a book of valuable, profound wisdom that is easy to learn from, live by, and love. I will be carrying a dog-eared copy of it for years."
    Mark Bryan, author of The Artist’s Way at Work, former member of Oprah’s Change Your Life Team
  • "The Four Desires is firmly grounded in ancient wisdom. Anyone seeking inner healing and lasting happiness must read this book."
    Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD, Chairman and Spiritual Head, Himalayan Institute
  • "Read The Four Desires slowly, savor its wisdom, and then do the exercises to help embody the wisdom. It will help you live your best life."
    Erich Schiffmann, author of YOGA: The Spirit and Practice of Moving into Stillness
  • "I am thrilled to have at my fingertips the extraordinary genius of Rod’s teachings as offered in “The Four Desires.” Regardless of one’s yogic experience, Rod guides us to uncover the beauty, power and purpose of our lives. This book is an incredible gift to have both as a teacher and student, and I am excited to use it as a resource for my own continued growth and self-discovery."
    Seane Corn, yoga instructor, co-founder Off the Mat, Into the World
  • "For decades, Rod has led yoga practitioners on the path of inner and outer fulfillment. The Four Desires offers practical and profound teachings from which people of all backgrounds can benefit. It is a treasure that is destined to become a classic."
    Shiva Rea, Creator, Prana Flow Yoga
  • "The Four Desires is a provocative, interactive workbook for living your best possible life. The end game here is to know your highest, most authentic self, and create a roadmap to live out your dreams. (Who wouldn't want that?) Stryker is a masterful guide, and the journey he creates is fun—and abundantly fruitful."
    Kaitlin Quistgaard, Editor in Chief, Yoga Journal
  • "The Four Desires is a precious gem of a book. It offers us the “owner’s manual” of time-tested teachings we all should have had available to us early on, which we can now utilize for realizing and living a life filled with purpose and meaning. I will be recommending for years to come to all my students and teacher-in-training."
    Richard Miller, PhD, author of Yoga Nidra: A Meditative Practice for Deep Relaxation and Healing
  • "Rod Stryker is one of the truly bright lights of modern yoga. He connects to the sincere seeker's heart, while his straight-forward scholarship emboldens the mind. The Four Desires is an outstanding book, advancing the integrity and luster of modern yoga."
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