Leaves of Maitreya’s Garden: The Call of the Heart (Teaching of the Heart) (Volume 1) by Zinovia Dushkova

Publication Details

    Leaves of Maitreya’s Garden: The Call of the Heart (Teaching of the Heart) (Volume 1) by Zinovia Dushkova
  • Author: Zinovia DushkovaZinovia Dushkova
  • Series: The Teaching of the Heart
  • Publisher: Radiant Books
  • Format: Paperback


Very few modern book on spirituality carry with them such a deep sense of history as The Teaching of the Heart by Zinovia Dushkova.

This publication is the first of the long-awaited Dharma of Maitreya and is a book that is said to reveal the teachings for spiritual initiates for the promised Golden Age of light and love as it unfolds on this planet.

It is a book that draws upon a rich heritage of Shambhala teachings – spiritual and esoteric teachings that spread from the channeled works of HP Blavatsky through to the writings of Helena Roerich.

The Next Step

Zinovia Dushkova is a recognised Russian author, poet, philosopher, historian and traveller. She is a Fellow of the European Academy of Natural Sciences and the European a Scientific Society.

She is the author of over forty works and is credited with having initiated a major spiritual movement in her native country as well as Kazakhstan and the Ukraine.

In 1995 Dr. Dushkova , in the Buddhist Ghoom monastery at the foot of the sacred Himalayas; the same place where Madame Blavatsky in 1882 and Helena Roerich in 1923 met with the Master M.

During the years 1997 and 1998 a series of exchanges occurred between Lord Maitreya and Dr Dushkova that resulted in the bringing forth of a series of guiding messages aimed mainly at those working to help humanity shift into the higher state of consciousness.

These were translated into the written word via a process that the author describes as the ‘fiery experience’ rather than through direct channel inf.

The result is The Teaching of the Heart – a collection of short poetically uplifting statements focused primarily upon the energising of the human heart and the expression of divine love.

A New World Teacher

The book opens with an introduction to the Secret Wisdom teachings and the current state of the world as it shifts from darkness into light.

As with all pivotal periods in world history this marks the point at which the New World Teacher or Messiah appears with teachings suitable for a new era.

Here the author suggests that the.most pivotal point has yet to be reached by mankind in determine his future and that this is likely to occur in September 2017.

The book is then split into two parts with each one featuring the teachings that Dr Dushkova received first of all in India and then later on in Russia.

The Teaching of the Heart closes with extensive so notes and a short glossary of terms.

Our Review of ‘The Teaching of the Heart’ by Zinovia Dushkova

This is not a book of sacred teachings nor is it a handbook on New Age practice. What it is though is a call to arms and a battle plan for those who are working hard to solidify more of the energy of light and love into this planet.

Whilst the wisdom presented here is timeless and universally applicable there are points within it where it slightly displays its age and its twenty-year old context.

In other parts it is fresh and alive and as inspirational as any good spiritual work should be.

However, it should be noted that a lot of its best material is actually hidden away as allegory and so it requires some work on behalf of its reader to unravel it’s deeper significance.

In short the book extols the initiate to work primarily through the heart centre but even this is much too simplistic as a summarisation. Instead it should be seen as a book which operates as battle cry for those at the challenging edge of socio-spiritual change.

Overall the book’s message becomes clear – never become defeated in your given spiritual quest, no matter how tough the path becomes.



Credit: Review copy kindly supplied by Radiant Books.