- June 28, 2018
- 7:00 pm
California Institute of Integral Studies
1453 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
$10 Supports the CIIS Alumni Scholarship Fund
Sponsored by the CIIS Alumni University Lecture Series
American Yogi is a delightful autobiographical documentary about a nice Jewish boy from Miami who travels to San Francisco for the "Summer of Love" and returns a hippie. Later, as a successful but dissatisfied businessman, he reads Ram Dass's iconic book Be Here Now, about the Indian Saint Maharajji. Inspired, Steven travels to India in hopes of discovering a more meaningful life. There he comes face to face with the mind-altering world of ancient India and has to choose between the miracles he sees and life as he knew it. Director Steven Newmark, Ph.D has been a practicing psychotherapist and the author of Before Becoming This, a book about Eastern Philosophy, that Deepak Chopra called "insightful and joyful." Music by Grammy-nominated musicians Krishna Das and Jai Uttal.
$10 supports the CIIS Alumni Scholarship Fund
Steven Newmark, Ph.D. (ICP ‘75) is a psychotherapist and director of American Yogi, a documentary about the spiritual wisdom of India, which Ram Dass called "inspiring." He is also the author of Before Becoming This, a book about Hinduism that Deepak Chopra said was "insightful and joyful." He has been a student of the Santana Dharma for over 35 years and has studied with many prominent spiritual masters. His relationship videos have been featured in the New York Times, San Francisco Examiner and Late Night with David Letterman Show.