One Track Heart: The Story of Krishna Das
In 1970, Jeffrey Kagel turned down the chance to record as lead singer for the band soon-to-be Blue Oyster Cult. Instead, he sold all his possessions and moved from the suburbs of Long Island to the foothills of the Himalayas in search of a little-known saint named Neem Karoli Baba. Jeremy Frindel’s admiring film follows Kagel’s journey to India and back, witnessing his struggles with depression and drug abuse, to his eventual emergence as Krishna Das – or KD as he prefers – world-renowned spiritual teacher and Grammy-nominated chant master. He is probably the world’s best-known singer of kirtan, a call-and-response chanting of, normally, names for God in Sanskrit.
1hr 12mins long
Dr Larry Brilliant