AWAKE: The Life of Yogananda

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Date(s) - 19 Jun 2016 until 19 Jun 2016
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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The Creekside Theatre

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End your Sol-ful day at Creekside Theatre for the 4pm showing of AWAKE: The Life of Yogananda.

AWAKE_Banner_Facebook_Events-300x138AWAKE: The Life of Yogananda is an unconventional biography about the Hindu Swami who brought yoga and meditation to the West in the 1920s. 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. (Apparently, it was the only book that Steve Jobs had on his iPad.) 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.

Archival material from the life of Yogananda (who died in 1952) creates a spine for the narrative, but the film stretches the dimensions of a standard biography. The footage includes stylized interviews, metaphoric imagery and recreations, taking us from holy pilgrimages in India to Harvard’s Divinity School and its cutting-edge physics labs, from the Center for Science and Spirituality at the University of Pennsylvania to the Chopra Center in Carlsbad, California. 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.
Movie Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oORHVf3cu8M
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Cost: $10

Buy Tickets: Call 250-766-9309

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Reservations

Tickets for the Creekside Theatre Productions can be purchased by phone or in person at the Customer Service Centre in the District of Lake Country Municipal Hall. The reservation phone line is 250-766-9309. The Municipal Hall ticket office is open from 8:30am – 4:00pm Monday through Friday.

The Creekside Theatre box office opens one hour prior to show time. At this time, if there are any seats available tickets may be purchased at the box office. Ticket can also be purchased online at http://www.okanaganway.ca/creekside-theatre/events.

For all other inquiries about Theatre Administration call or e-mail: 250-766-5669 / theatre@lakecountry.bc.ca.

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