Special Screening of AWAKE: The Life of Yogananda for the Sedona Vedic Astrology Conference
AWAKE, the film that never dies… at least in Sedona! Since it premiered at ILLUMINATE in May 2014, AWAKE: The Life of Yogananda has returned to enthrall Sedona audiences seven times in 18 months, an unusual feat for even a Hollywood film.
This topical tale of the East Indian mystic who brought yoga to the West continues to draw spiritual filmgoers.
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. 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.
Filmed 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.
By evoking the journey of the soul as it pushes its way through the oppression of the human ego and delusion of the material world, the film creates an experiential immersion into the unseen realms. AWAKE is ultimately the story of humanity itself: the universal struggle of all beings to free themselves from suffering and to seek lasting happiness.
November 19, 2015 at 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre
Special Appearance: 2014 ILLUMINATE alum, co-director Paola Di Florio, will be in attendance for the 7pm Q&A.