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The Samadhi of Ok.C. Tewari w/ Krishna Das and David Silver – Be Right here Now Community 2023


By a mix of storytelling and dialog, Raghu Markus, Krishna Das, and David Silver all describe their experiences with Ok.C. Tewari.

“As I acknowledged that I didn’t have to preserve secrets and techniques and I didn’t have to faux to be anyone—I may simply be me. It was so liberating.” – Krishna Das

“Once I was taking a look at Tewari on this movie, each single time I noticed him it had a flashy impact on me. It did one thing to me identical to once I met him.” – David Silver

“With every part else, his unimaginable deep religious nature, his knowledge, however the delight of simply hanging out with him. We’d sit up for going to India and simply hanging out even when he’d be doing his all night time puja” – Raghu Markus 

On this episode, we study:

  • Shifting from the ‘Film of Me’ to the ‘Film of We’
  • The making of the Ok.C. Tewari documentary, Sensible Disguise
  • Krishna Das’ religious expertise overcoming habit
  • Ok.C. Tewari and his non-judgemental nature
  • Making use of the ideas of Be Right here Now to our lives
  • Our personal particular person paths to meditation

About Raghu Markus:

Raghu Markus spent 18 months in India with Neem Karoli Baba and Ram Dass. He has been concerned in music and transformational media for the reason that early Seventies, when he was program director of CKGM-FM in Montreal.

In 1974, he collaborated with Ram Dass on the field set Love Serve Bear in mind. In 1990, he launched Triloka Data, which established itself as a vital chief within the growth of world music. For 17 years, Triloka was house to such artists as Krishna Das, Hugh Masekela, Walela, Jai Uttal and transformational media initiatives that featured Ram Dass, Deepak Chopra, and Les Nubians.

Raghu lives in Ojai, California, and is the Government Director of the Love Serve Bear in mind Basis. In 2016, he co-founded the Be Right here Now Community, the place he hosts the Ram Dass Right here & Now podcast, in addition to his personal Mindrolling podcast. He’s the producer of Turning into No person, a Ram Dass documentary characteristic movie that was launched in 2019.

Raghu’s weekly podcast, Mindrolling, is about coming unstuck and the current historical past of awoken consciousness. It’s in regards to the intersection of tradition, consciousness and realization.

Mindrolling the Phrase occurs to be a Tibetan monastery custom, the house of “the backyard of ripening and liberation.” For Raghu Markus, it’s a rock and rolling dialog remembering the sixties, digesting the seventies, paralleling then and now, proper now, as we discover our manner within the twenty first century.

About Krishna Das:

Layering conventional Hindu kirtan with immediately accessible melodies and trendy instrumentation, Grammy nominee, Krishna Das has been known as yoga’s “rock star.”  With a remarkably soulful voice that touches the deepest chord in even probably the most informal listener, Krishna Das – recognized to buddies, household, and followers as merely KD – has taken the call-and-response chanting out of yoga facilities and into live performance halls, changing into a worldwide icon and the best-selling chant artist of all time. His album ‘Stay Ananda’ (launched January 2012) was nominated for a Grammy within the Finest New Age album class.

KD spent the late ’60s touring throughout the nation as a scholar of Ram Dass, and in August 1970, he lastly made the journey to India, which led him to Ram Dass’ personal beloved guru, Neem Karoli Baba, recognized to most as Maharaj-ji.

Krishna Das now travels the world sharing his kirtan observe and great tales of his life, of Maharaji-ji, of his life on the Path and discusses bringing chanting into our lives via retreats and workshops.

Krishna Das shaped the Kirtan Wallah Basis in 2014. This 501c3 is devoted to spreading the teachings of KD’s guru and religious instructor, Neem Karoli Baba, Lovingly known as Maharajji, his teachings might be summed up by his saying: “Love Everybody. Serve Everybody. Bear in mind God”

For extra on Krishna Das occasions, music, and different choices go to: KrishnaDas.com

About David Silver:

David Silver is the previous co-host of the Mindrolling podcast. He’s a filmmaker and director, most lately popping out with Sensible Disguise. Sensible Disguise tells the distinctive story of a bunch of impressed Western religious seekers from the 60s, who in assembly the good American instructor, Ram Dass, adopted him to India to satisfy his Guru, Neem Karoli Baba, familiarly often known as Maharaji. Two days earlier than he left his physique, Maharaji instructed Ok.C. Tewari to deal with the Westerners, which he did resolutely till the day he died in 1997.Ok.C. Tewari—within the guise of a headmaster of a boys faculty within the foothills of the Himalayas—was secretly a Excessive Yogi, ceaselessly ready to enter altered states of trance, often known as Samadhi, at any second.

That includes Krishna Das, Jai Uttal, Raghu Markus, Radha Baum, and others—together with Ok.C’s two sons, in addition to uncommon archival interviews with Ok.C. himself—Sensible Disguise is ready within the beautiful backdrop of India and is adorned with spectacular and shifting footage from the 1989 Maha Kumbha Mela – the biggest religious gathering on the earth, attended by Ok.C. and the group of Westerners featured all through this colourful biopic.

This movie is the story of a person who represents the intrinsic potential in all human beings to dwell in direct contact with the Divine Presence. Ok.C. selected to dwell throughout the humble disguise of a husband and faculty instructor. The brilliance is Ok.C.’s means at a second’s discover to transcend himself into chic states of consciousness. Watch Sensible Disguise Right here

Hearken to extra from David Silver, Krishna Das, and Raghu Markus:

Uncover further mind-blowing tales about religious people with David Silver in Episode 384 of Mindrolling
Try one other episode of Krishna Das’ Pilgrim Coronary heart to listen to extra in regards to the inspiration of Ok.C. Tewari: Lord Shiva & Devotion
In case you are having fun with this podcast, take into account one other episode of Mindrolling: Shifting from Function to Soul with Connie Zweig, PhD

Photograph through ramdass.org



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