Swami in a Strange Land
About This Book
The Biography of A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada 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. In 1965, a seventy-year-old man—soon to be known as Prabhupada—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, which has changed millions of lives. 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. Carefully researched, skilfully crafted and extraordinarily intimate, this narrative follows Prabhupada as he rises from an anonymous monk to a world-renowned spiritual leader. Set in locations as far ranging as remote Himalayan caves and the gilded corridors of Paris’s City Hall, this book 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. Joshua M. Greene has produced films for PBS and Disney, has served as vice president 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 was also an adjunct professor at Hofstra University in New York. “Joshua Greene reveals the true, thrilling adventure story of Bhaktivedanta Prabhupada” —Sharon Gannon, author and co-founder of Jivamukti Yoga “Overflowing from his heart was a treasure of spiritual love that he yearned to share with the world. And miraculously, he did—within a few years Prabhupada had inspired a movement that spread across the planet. ” —Radhanath Swami, author, the Journey Home.
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