For the last five years, I've been co-directing, with Paola di Florio, a feature documentary about the life and teachings of the renowned swami Paramahansa Yogananda. Our World Premiere is at the Seattle Film Festival, May 18, 6:30pm. It's been a long. humbling blessing and honor to tell this story, and we look forward to sharing the journey with you, and to continuing the discussion of ways to create peace, harmony, and wisdom...
AWAKE: The Life of Yogananda is an unconventional biography about an East Indian swami who brought yoga and meditation to the West in the 1920's. Paramahansa Yogananda authored the spiritual classic "Autobiography of a Yogi," which has sold millions of copies worldwide and is a go-to book for seekers, philosophers, and yoga enthusiasts today. (We're told it was the only book that Steve Jobs had on his iPad.)
By personalizing his own quest for enlightenment and sharing his struggles along with path, Yogananda made ancient teachings accessible to a modern audience and paved the way for the millions across America who practice yoga or meditate today.
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