Depending on your country of birth or religion, you may be surprised to know that, up until last week, I had never heard of one of the largest and oldest religious ceremonies in human history – the Kumbh Mela. After watching the films below, I am determined to attend the Kumbh Mela as part of my own spiritual pilgrimage. If you watch and listen to the teachings, ceremonies, and philosophies of the Yogis and Sadhus you may begin to see a deeper connection between all religions.

Kings with Straw Mats – Ira Cohen

Shortcut to Nirvana – Mela Films (also on Hulu – Shortcut to Nirvana)