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American Yogi

This delightful autobiographical documentary follows a nice Jewish boy turned hippie who travels to India after reading Ram Dass’s iconic book Be Here Now, a trip which alters the trajectory of his life.
American Yogi is rated 3.0 out of 5 by 1.
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Rated 3 out of 5 by from A breezy presentation filled with humor. Steven Newmark came to find his spiritual life with a guru, much as others have found their spiritual path through a monk or a priest. I would have liked more on his "reading" as that was something very different from the rest of the documentary. I also would have liked more about how his life was changed by his practice. The documentary seemed unfinished.
Date published: 2021-10-29
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Overview

This delightful autobiographical documentary follows a nice Jewish boy turned hippie who travels to India after reading Ram Dass’s iconic book Be Here Now, a trip which alters the trajectory of his life.

About

Steven Newmark
Steven Newmark

Dr. Steven Newmark holds a doctorate degree in Psychology and has completed his studies at the University of Florida and the California Institute of Integral Studies. He has been a practicing psychotherapist for over thirty years.
Dr. Newmark has created many best selling educational videos that have been widely viewed in the United States, Australia and New Zealand selling over 50,000 copies. These videos have received positive reviews from the New York Times, San Francisco Examiner and the Houston Chronicle and have been featured on the Late Night with David Letterman television show.
Dr. Newmark was President of the Personal Success Institute and has produced many television programs that have featured best selling authors and motivational speakers such as Mark Victor Hansen (“Chicken Soup for the Soul”) Denis Waitely (“The Psychology of Winning”), Ram Dass (“Be Here Now”), Leo Buscaglia (“Living, Loving and Learning”) and Brian Tracey(The Success Code).
Dr. Newmark has been a speaker and lecturer for the past twenty five years and has spoken and taught at the Esalen Institute, the Commonwealth Club and Spirit Rock Meditation Center among other venues.
He is also the author of a book about Hinduism entitled Before Becoming This. Deepak Chopra said about this book “Before Becoming This is an insightful and joyful exploration of enlightenment and spiritual practice.”
Dr. Newmark has been a student of Eastern Spirituality for the last thirty years and has dived deeply into the practices of Hinduism. He has studied with Hindu masters, Shree Maa, Swami Satyananda, and K.C.Tewari, Tibetan Buddhist masters Surya Das, Chogyam Rimpoche and Kalu Rimpoche, Mindfullness teacher Joseph Goldstein, Advaita Master H.W.L.Poonja, and Shamanic master Carlos Castenada

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American Yogi

01: American Yogi

This delightful autobiographical documentary follows a nice Jewish boy turned hippie who travels to India after reading Ram Dass’s iconic book Be Here Now, a trip which alters the trajectory of his life.

79 min