In 1970, suburban teen Jeffrey Kagel walked away from the American dream of rock ’n’ roll stardom—turning down the lead-singer slot in the band that would become Blue Oyster Cult. He sold all his possessions and moved from Long Island to the foothills of the Himalayas in search of happiness and a little-known saint named Neem Karoli Baba (or Maharaji).
One Track Heart follows Kagel’s journey, his struggles with depression and drug abuse, and his eventual emergence as Krishna Das—the world-renowned spiritual teacher, chant master, and Grammy-winning recording artist. The film features interviews with author and spiritual guru Ram Dass, Grammy-winning producer Rick Rubin (Beastie Boys, Metallica, Jay-Z), New York Times author Sharon Salzberg, and two-time Pulitzer Prize nominee Daniel Goleman, as well as a score by Dinosaur Jr.’s J Mascis and Devadas. —Zeitgeist Films
Related Event: Free Yoga Jam
Saturday, June 22, 9:30 a.m. Guests may view the film at a discount
Join in a free yoga event celebrating summer, community, and the music of Krishna Das. Following the June 22 yoga class in the Museum's Cullen Sculpture Garden, participants are invited to the 11:30 a.m. screening of One Track Heart: The Story of Krishna Das. All yoga guests receive discounted admission to the film ($6 instead of $9 at the box office). Click here to learn more about the Yoga Jam.