It’s 1965. Vietnam war was in full swing; the hippie counter culture is just beginning and America is in turmoil. Prabhupada, an unassuming 70-year-old Swami from India, arrived in New York City to “offer spiritual wisdom to the people of the world!”
Such an unusual visual sight to see a swami in the cold streets of the Big Apple with a message that the youth in New York embraced wholeheartedly.
From a tiny storefront on 26th 2nd Avenue, Prabhupada shares with them the idea that the way to find real happiness, love and freedom is to search within and connect to your true self.
In the words of Prabhupada, “All this begins by simply chanting a rhythmic, meditative 16-word mantra – Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare, Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare.”
This incredible movie follows the life of the swami who left his family in India to start a movement that touched every corner of the globe, from the person living on the street to those like George Harrison whose hit song ‘My Sweet Lord’, features the Hare Krishna chant.
On this week’s Soul Traveller Radio Show, I have the pleasure of chatting with John and Jean Griesser, and Lauren Ross, the wonderful people behind the new movie Hare Krishna, the story of one of the most prolific revolutionaries in history, Prabhupada, the swami behind Iskcon and the Hare Krishna movement.
We also feature music from the film and tracks inspired by the visionary’s life.
Soul Traveller Radio Show – Hare Krishna The Movie
Bow Down Mister by Culture Club
Maha Mantra by Govinda Sky
Heart on Fire by Jahnavi Harrison
My Sweet Lord (Live version) by George Harrison
Ceili in Braj by Jahnavi Harrison
Click the poster below for dates and links to view Hare Krishna The Film in your area.