I recently saw the film Awake, The Life of Yogananda. Yogananda was an Indian yogi who introduced countless Westerners to the practice of meditation and kriya yoga, which he described as the “airplane method to God.” He founded Self Realization Fellowship and wrote an influential book, Autobiography of a Yogi, to share his teachings. If you haven’t read it, I highly recommend his inspiring book to those interested in the spiritual journey.
This blog is not intended to be a film review, but instead to convey some of my thoughts upon seeing the film. My short theater critic-style take on Awake is this: The film is well done with interesting archival footage. The tone is just a bit preachy. But, don’t let that stop you from seeing the film. I think it’s really worthwhile, inspiring, and thought-provoking. Here are a few of observations that I wanted to share with you: