A psychotherapist revisits his past and reinvents his future
Friday, February 9, 2018
7:00 PM–9:00 PM
American Yogi, 2017, USA/India, Steven Newmark, 87 mins.
The mystic Maharaj-Ji Neem Karoli Baba influenced a generation of seekers and touched the lives of Ram Dass, Steve Jobs, and Mark Zuckerberg. Psychotherapist Steven Newmark became fascinated with Maharaj-Ji but failed to take the trip to India before his death. When Newmark finally revisits his past spiritual interests to put meaning back in his life, he sets off for India in search of Maharaj-Ji and encounters what can only be described as miracles.
“People who have not made the trip to India or met a guru like Maharaj-ji will find American Yogi an inspiration for their spiritual journey.”
—Ram Dass (Richard Alpert)
American Yogi includes a soundtrack by Grammy nominee Jai Uttal, exclusive interviews with Ram Dass and Krishna Das, and rare footage of Maharaj-Ji Neem Karoli Baba.
Screenings will be followed by a Q&A with director Dr. Steven Newmark.
About the Director
Steven Newmark, PhD, has been a psychotherapist, author, and lecturer in Marin county, California, for the last 30 years. He is the director of American Yogi, which Ram Dass called “inspiring,” and the author of a book about Eastern spirituality called Before Becoming This, which Deepak Chopra described as “insightful and joyful.” He has been featured in the New York Times, San Francisco Examiner, Houston Chronicle, and Late Night with David Letterman. Dr. Newmark offers consultation for spiritual and relationship issues both via Skype and in person in Marin county.
Member Tickets: $16.20