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Swami in a strange land : how Krishna came to the West : the biography of A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

Author: Joshua Greene
Publisher: San Rafael, California : Mandala Publishing, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
History
Named Person: A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda; A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joshua Greene
ISBN: 9781608876440 1608876446 9781608878680 1608878686
OCLC Number: 919107836
Description: 317 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Part One. India --
Part Two. America --
Part Three. The world.
Other Titles: Biography of A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
Responsibility: Joshua M. Greene ; foreword by Klaus K. Klostermaier.

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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--

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