Film / the life of Yogananda 'Awake' premiere

Paramahansa Yogananda (1893-1952) is considered one of the largest in recent times spiritual figures. Author of the most famous and acclaimed bestseller Autobiography of a Yogi, a classic of spiritual literature. On 19 June premieres in Spain the film about his life, Awake, the lives of Yogananda. We offer you a trailer.


The documentary is dedicated to the life and teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda, author of the spiritual classic Autobiography of a Yogi, It sold millions of copies around the world and it is still considered important literature for yoga enthusiasts, philosophers, and search engines.

Filmed over three years with the participation of thirty countries around the world, explore the reason why millions of people have become their attention inward in search of self-realization.

The premiere will be the 19 June in the movie Capitol of the Gran Via of Madrid.

The figure of Yogananda and his universal mysticism are reaching all people in the world interested in the truth and fullness of the human beingbeyond religions, combining them in the experience of human divinity. In a moment of religious, political, and human, Yogananda brings an essential and unifying vision.

The documentary is directed by Paola di Florio and Lisa Leeman. This work has been described by the New York Times as "extraordinary" and "emotional". The Angeles Times He found it "deeply poignant, revealing and exciting".

The material includes interviews with familiar characters and leads us to the Holy cities of India, to Divinity Schoolen Harvard, with its quantum physics laboratory; the Center for science and spirituality at the University of Pennsylvania; to the Center Chopraen Carlsbad, California.

Awake It is a story of a constant yearning for humanity: the universal search for all human beings
of the Liberation of the suffering and of the continuous happiness.

Paramahansa Yogananda

In 1920 he came to America in 1920 from the India. It was the first great master of Yoga who lived and taught in the West for more than 30 years. He founded self-realization Fellowship in 1920 and Yogoda Satsanga Society of India in 1917, which continues with its spiritual heritage all over the world.

Gandhi was his disciple, the winner of the Nobel Prize in literature, Rabindranath Tagore, winner of the Nobel Prize in physics, Sir C.V. Raman, and famous scientists from the United States, as Luther Burbank and Steve Jobs, was his follower and promoter, asking that his funeral apportioning to each attendee a copy of the Autobiography of a Yogi.

Yogananda also received the solemn tribute from the Government of India, which formally recognized him as one of their great Saints. Autobiography of a Yogi It is not only the appealing story of an exceptional life, but also a profound exposition of the ancient science of yoga, which explains clearly the subtle laws whose application can perform extraordinary feats and, above all, to reach the domain itself. It has been since translated into more than 40 languages and read by millions of people.

Interviews in the film:
George Harrison (musician)
Deepak Chopra (writer and Lecturer)
Anita Goel (recognized researcher and pioneer in nano-Biophysics, Advisor to Obama and Prime Minister of Canada)
Russell Simons (hip hop record producer)
Herb Jeffries (actor and jazz singer)
Robert Oppenheimer (theoretical physicist honored by Kennedy and Johnson)
RaviShankar (virtuoso musician, sitar, father of Nora Jones).
Marc Benioff (internet and philanthropist, entrepreneur Steve Jobs employee).
Bikram Choudhury (founder BikramYoga)
and Self-Realziation monks, Fellowship, among others.

The trailer:

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By • Jun 6, 2016 • section: Great masters