Film explores the influence of Yogananda

Opening next month is a new documentary, “Awake: The Life of Yogananda.”

I assume I can assume you know who he is.

I managed to miss the trailer going up last month. Here it is:

The movie, which appears to have played in some festivals, is set for its theatrical release next month. Info on screenings is here.

And here’s a bit from the movie site’s description:

AWAKE: The Life of Yogananda is an unconventional biography about the Hindu Swami who brought 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 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.) By personalizing his own quest for enlightenment and sharing his struggles along the path, Yogananda made ancient Vedic teachings accessible to a modern audience, attracting many followers and inspiring the millions who practice yoga today.

Looks like Oct. 10 is the earliest date, with a lot of places running the film beginning Oct. 17.

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