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Urban Yogis - Yoga Transforming Lives
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URBAN YOGIS is a unique documentary series featuring stories on the transformative power of yoga and meditation. 

Beautifully shot, inspiring, and heartfelt - the series delves into the lives of cancer survivors, inner-city youth dealing with violence in their communities, recovering addicts, artists, youth in detention facilities, and more. Comedian Russell Brand, Grammy-nominated musician Moby, "yogi" businessman Russell Simmons, and author/doctor Deepak Chopra also share their stories and insights. Renowned yoga teacher Eddie Stern serves as our host and guide to the stories of these urban yogis.

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Shantha Sobhana Kurundankulame - the spiritual head of the 'Shanthi
Nikethanaya Center' in West Hills, California (a Sri Lankan Theravadan
Monk) asked of me things a monk should never ask a woman & as well asked to
meet me in private - to fly to my state for sex.

Monks who lead centers vow to never have intimate or sexual contact with
women - they are there to serve the community and to teach Buddhism &

I have full proof including FaceBook conversations & 1/2 nude photos he has
sent me. He is a fraud & I am in the middle of trying to settle matters as
we speak. I am also working with his sponsor here In the United States to
clear this matter although Shantha is not doing his part to stop lying,
dealing with women or using donations inappropriately.

He will not stop his activities, shows no remorse for his actions & from
what I hear he plans to visit London soon to start a new center. We are
afraid he will continue these vulgar activities elsewhere.

He has taken his two Facebook accounts down: Shantha Sobhana & Shanthi
Nikethanaya because he is currently under investigation & fears being
caught with more unsavory behavior.

Beware & please pass this information along to anyone you may know visiting
& donating to this man. He is not using his donations ethically. Funds are
going toward trips to see women.

If you have questions please contact me & I'll describe to you in detail
the critical situation.

Deeply Concerned for Our Community,
A Buddhist Woman & Mother

We are also trying to find out who to contact in regards to this matter -
either his spiritual Master or someone who may be able to correct his
actions & set him on the right path.

If you know of anyone please help his sponsor & I here in America to find
him. Thank you again.
Victoria Principle - January 5, 2015
So happy I randomly typed in "yoga inspiration" and found this in 2
seconds. Such a BEAUTIFUL thing to see children and adults who've found
some level of reform through yoga. THIS is yoga- transformation. Not how
you look, not what you wear...THIS 
Latiana Blue - November 13, 2014
its the breathing
Victor Elliott - November 3, 2014
Love this, got into yoga from using HeartGLO and its totally changed my
nikrama - September 13, 2014
Urban Yogi!:)
GarrettTiebens - June 5, 2014
So Amazing =)
Crystal Lynne - June 2, 2014
YES YOGA ROCKS!!! love what you are doing Eddie!!!! Was in India 20 years
ago with you! Namaste!
Susan Foxley - June 1, 2014
love this video <3 
Brianna Catlady - February 2, 2014