Tom Keener – Guest Contributor
May 15 2018
Awake: The Life of Yogananda (2014)



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Allen Public Library
300 N. Allen Dr.
Allen, Texas 75013

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Author of the best-selling spiritual classic Autobiography of a Yogi, Paramahansa Yogananda  came to America in 1920, and by 1927, President Coolidge invited him to the White House.  Yogananda brought the West techniques to focus energy and facilitate inner peace and soul-satisfying fulfillment.

Yogananda’s Autobiography of a Yogiwas the only book on Steve Jobs’s iPad.

One means to learn more about this Hindu swami and his efforts to bring enlightenment to the West is to watch Awake: The Life of Yogananda. This film about the life of the Paramahansa Yogananda, will be shown at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, May 20, at the Allen Public Library.  

Filmed over three years with the participation of 30 countries, the documentary examines the world of yoga, modern and ancient, East and West, and explores the legacy of Yogananda’s teachings. All the while, gentle sitar music and soothing narration set a relaxing mood.  Directed by award-winners Paola di Florio and Lisa Leeman, the movie includes interviews with Deepak Chopra and George Harrison (who died in 2001).

Sponsored by the Friends of the Allen Public Library, this is a free event.  The library is located at 300 N. Allen Dr. Call 214-509-4911 for more information.