Awake: The Life of Yogananda releases across India on 17th June

June 14, 2016

We’re delighted to share with you news of the India theatrical premiere on June 17 of the film AWAKE: The Life of Yogananda, a powerful documentary about Paramahansa Yogananda who has profoundly impacted the lives of millions with his comprehensive teachings on Kriya Yoga meditation, and widely recognized as the Father of Yoga in the West.

About the movie AWAKE:
AWAKE: The Life of Yogananda is an unconventional biography about Paramahansa Yogananda who brought yoga and meditation to the West in the 1920s, and also 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. (Apparently, it was the only book that Steve Jobs had on his iPad.) Produced by the award-winning filmmaker team of Paola di Florio, Lisa Leeman, and Peter Rader (CounterPoint Films, Los Angeles, California), 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 inwards, bucking the limitations of the material world in pursuit of Self-realization.  “Using a seamless mix of re-creations and fascinating true footage, this very even-tempered documentary takes its audience all the way through a saint’s life, from his first sensations in the womb to that moment in 1952 when, having recited a poem to a large crowd at the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, he exited his body just like that….In between those events he changed the Western world.” – From the Maui Film Festival website
For more information:  AWAKE theYogananda


“Compelling… enough to make a modern soul look inwards.”— The New York Times
“Gripping, inspiring… epic… the filmmakers hook you emotionally from the get-go.” — Yoga Journal
“Engrossing and informative from start to finish” — The Village VOICE
“AWAKE is an absolute treasure and should not only be watched, but experienced.”— The Movie Network
“Dreamy, entrancing… directors Paola di Florio and Lisa Leeman are masters of atmospherics”
“Epic and timeless”
“Dreamy, entrancing… directors Paola di Florio and Lisa Leeman are masters of atmospherics”
“Epic and timeless”
“Enlightening! Fascinating! Profound! It will nourish your heart, mind and soul”
“…a mesmerizing film about a very special being”

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