There’s a new film out – playing in selected theatres in America at the moment. It’s called AWAKE, about the life of Yogananda, the bloke who wrote Autobiography of a Yogi.
The New York Times says:
…the story itself is compelling, as is the testimony of devotees. It’s not surprising to see interviews with Ravi Shankar, Deepak Chopra and George Harrison (who died in 2001). It’s a bit more so to hear contemporary scientists marvel at Yogananda’s understanding of neuroplasticity decades before Western science considered it. Much is made of a report that the only book on Steve Jobs’s iPad was Yogananda’s “Autobiography of a Yogi.” That’s enough to make a modern soul look inward.
Here is the full New York Times review of AWAKE
Check out the trailer for the film. Trailer for AWAKE
And please support it, if you can –
very intersting Bill , thanks, I just started to read the book.
Hey Marie – yes I hope to be able to see the film while I’m in northern california next week! I hope you enjoy the book. It’s a classic. hugs and busses to you!!
… and why is it not showing in Australia??? Wonder if it’ll ever be available on DVD? 🙂 Britta
I’ve made an approach to the filmmakers to meet. Perhaps if I do, I’ll see if they want distribution in Australia. The film could do quite well here I think…
Well, you have your first order right here – I want to be at the front of the queue!!! 🙂
I hope they do a live streaming. That’s the way to distribute a film like this nowadays…
So I have to learn yet another aspect of this modern world we live in, eh?! 🙂
I sort of like to sit back in the cinema or my sofa to take it all in in comfort – what happened to that world, I want to know!!