Awake: The Life of Yogananda

1 hr, 27 mins2014
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An unconventional biography about the East Indian mystic who brought Kriya yoga and meditation to the West in the 1920s. Paramahansa Yogananda authored the spiritual classic Autobiography of a Yogi, which has sold millions of copies and is a must-read for truth seekers and yoga enthusiasts today.

By personalizing his journey for enlightenment and sharing his struggles along the way, Yogananda made ancient Vedic teachings relatable to a modern audience. Known as the "Father of Yoga in the West," he attracted countless followers in his day.

Filmed over three years with the participation of 30 countries, from the United States to India, the documentary examines the yoga world. Explore why countless people today have turned their attention inward, resisting the temptations of the material world in pursuit of self-realization fellowship.

This feature-length documentary won awards at the Maui Film Festival and at the Illuminate Film Festival.

Featuring: Anupam Kher, George Harrison, Deepak Chopra, Russell Simmons, Ravi Shankar, Krishna Das, Marc Benioff

Filmmakers: Directors Paola di Florio and Lisa Leeman

Produced by: CounterPoint Films - Peter Rader

By personalizing his own quest for enlightenment and sharing his struggles along the path, Yogananda made ancient Vedic teachings accessible to a modern audience. Known as the "Father of Yoga in the West," he attracted countless followers in his day.

Filmed over three years with the participation of 30 countries around the world, the documentary examines the world of yoga, modern and ancient, East and West, and explores why millions today have turned their attention inward, bucking the temptations of the material world in pursuit of self-realization.

Featuring: Anupam Kher, George Harrison, Deepak Chopra, Russell Simmons, Ravi Shankar, Krishna Das