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Haverford, PA, Screening, Music and Panel Discussion at Common Ground Film Circle

Wednesday, November 19th, 2008
November 21, 2008
7:30 pm to 10:00 pm

 Common Ground Film Circle

Invites You to a Special Screening of:

Living Yoga: The Life and Teachings of Swami Satchidananda

Followed by a panel discussion

Friday, November 21, 2008

7:30-10:00 PM

At Stokes Auditorium, HaverfordCollege in Haverford, PA  (See directions below)

The event is co-sponsored by the Integral Yoga Institute, Common Ground Interfaith Fellowship, the Global Dialog Institute, and the Margaret Gest Center of Haverford College.

  • Co-produced by: Joshua M. Greene and Shiva Kumar
  • Directed by: Shiva Kumar
  • Featuring: Swami Satchidananda, Dr. Dean Ornish, Dr. Mehmet Oz, Peter Max, Dr. Sandra McLanahan and Larry King
  • Running Time: 1 hour

Today, an estimated 25 million Americans practice Yoga as a means for managing stress, promoting health and creating a more meaningful life. Swami Satchidananda was one of the first Yoga masters to bring the ancient teachings of Yoga to the West and popularize its philosophy and practices. His role in the birth of the modern movement is chronicled in this hour-long documentary that informs, entertains and provokes self-inquiry. The distinctive teachings he brought with him blend the physical discipline of Yoga, the spiritual philosophy and the interfaith ideas he pioneered.  The role of spirituality in wellness and the link between inner peace and outer peace is explored in the film by featured artists and medical experts.

Official Selection:
Maui Film Festival; Non-Violence International Film Festival; Brilliant Light International Film Festival

Pre-Screening Music and Post-Screening Panel Discussion:
The screening will be preceded by live music and followed by a panel discussion with yoga/interfaith movement experts: Swami Ramananda, Hari Zandler, and our own Rene Ragan, moderated by Ashok Gangadean of the Global Dialog Institute.

Location: Stokes Auditorium, HaverfordCollege

For directions:

Film Ticket Price: $5.00.  Students and full time faculty members are admitted free.

Please note that an RSVP is not required.  Seating is on a “first come first serve” basis, so plan to arrive early for a good seat.

For further information please feel free to e-mail or call Carolyn Pearson: cpearson11[at] or call 610-724-8848.

Want to enjoy a delicious Indian dinner before the film?   The Film Circle will be sharing dinner together at Khajuraho India Restaurant, 12 Greenfield Ave. in Ardmore starting at 5:30 PM. Reservations are required for dinner. Please e-mail or call Susan Simmons before 3PM Friday at simmonssusan[at] or 610-203-3200. For further info on the restaurant and directions go to:

Future 2008 Common Ground Screenings:  Held at the Philadelphia Meditation Center in Havertown, PA on Third Fridays each month: Dec. 19, Jan. 16, Feb. 20

Great Lakes Independent Film Festival 2008 Selects Living Yoga as Official Entry

Saturday, September 6th, 2008
September 25, 2008 to September 28, 2008

LIVING YOGA was just selected as an official entry in the 2008 Great Lakes Independent Film Festival.
This makes our 7th film festival selection! The Festival runs from September 25 – September 28 at:

 Theatre 145
145 West 11th. St.
Erie PA
(814) 873-5069


Charlottesville, VA benefit premiere

Monday, January 28th, 2008

A benefit premiere is being scheduled for May or June. More details will be posted soon.

Philadelphia, PA

Monday, January 28th, 2008

IYTA member Sam Satyam Rossitto (Hilltop Yoga Associates) is organizing a premiere. Please contact him for further details or check back on our events calendar.
[email protected]; 215-248-4684

Butler, PA screening

Monday, January 28th, 2008

Phyllis Jobes
407 Great Belt Road, Jefferson Township, Butler, Pennsylvania.
[email protected]

Yoma room – Center for Yoga and Massage
724 352 9454
Phyllis is trying to reach other teachers in her area to see if they’d like to join together to host to a bigger audience. Please contact her.