In 1970, a young musician named Jeffrey Kagel walked away from the American dream of becoming a rockstar—turning down the lead singer slot in the band that would eventually become Blue Oyster Cult. He sold all his worldly possessions and moved from the suburbs of Long Island to the foothills of the Himalayas. He was on a spiritual journey—searching for happiness and a life-changing Hindu guru named Neem Karoli Baba (or Maharajji).
One Track Heart: The Story of Krishna Das follows Kagel’s journey to India and back, his struggles with depression and drug abuse, and his eventual rise as Krishna Das — the world-renowned spiritual teacher, chant master, and Grammy-nominated recording artist beloved by so many.
This documentary features interviews with Be Here Now author and spiritual guru Ram Dass, Grammy-winning producer Rick Rubin (Beastie Boys, Metallica, Johnny Cash), New York Times bestselling author Sharon Salzberg, and two-time Pulitzer Prize nominee Daniel Goleman, as well as a score by Dinosaur Jr.’s J Mascis and Devadas, and many more. One Track Heart is the inspiring story of how one man’s journey continues to transform countless lives.