9781608876440

Swami in a Strange Land: How Krishna Came to the West The Life of A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

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    9781608876440

  • ISBN10:

    1608876446

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 5/3/2016
  • Publisher: Mandala Publishing

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Summary

In 1965, a seventy-year-old man set sail from India to America with a few books in his bag, pennies in his pockets, and a message of love in his heart. He landed in New York at the peak of the revolutionary counterculture movement of the ’60s, and went on to spark a global spiritual renaissance that led to the creation of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness.

Through the depiction of Prabhupada as both an enlightened luminary and a personable, funny, and conscientious individual, Swami in a Strange Land shows why cultural icons such as George Harrison and Allen Ginsberg incorporated Prabhupada’s teachings into their lives, and why millions more around the globe embarked upon the path of bhakti yoga in his footsteps.

Set in locations as far ranging as remote Himalayan caves and the gilded corridors of Paris’s City Hall, Swami in a Strange Land traces the rise of Eastern spirituality in the West—and in particular, the rise of yoga culture and vegetarianism and the concepts of karma and reincarnation.

A remarkable journey into the deepest dimensions of the human experience, Swami in a Strange Land shows how one man with a dream can change the world.

Author Biography

Joshua M. Greene has directed films for PBS and Disney, served as VP for New York's largest PR firm, and was appointed director of strategic planning for the United Nations Peace Summit of Religious and Spiritual Leaders. He is emeritus Professor of Hindu Studies, Hofstra University in New York. His previous works include the best-selling Here Comes the Sun: The Spiritual and Musical Journey of George Harrison, Justice at Dachau: The Trials of an American Prosecutor, Witness: Voices from the Holocaust, and Gita Wisdom: An Introduction to India's Essential Yoga Text.

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