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Prepare to be enlightened. In Kumare, Vikram Gandhi, a filmmaker from New Jersey, pretends to be a wise guru from India to test his theory that spiritual leaders are just delusions. But when he gains a following of real people, his theory evolves as his fake teachings start to have real impact. In constructing the biggest lie of his life, Gandhi ends up teaching — and learning — the greatest truth: being a guru is what you make it
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In support of Black Lives Matter, Sri Kumare focuses this episode on how to break the cycle of systemic racism. It starts with the individual—we must acknowledge and eradicate our implicit biases.
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Love comes in different forms, but most importantly we need to love ourselves. In this episode, Sri Kumare dispenses some valuable wisdom on how to change our narratives to achieve self-love.
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In episode one, Sri Kumare teaches his most important lesson: how to be your own guru. He reminds us that people who call themselves spiritual leaders are frauds, so it’s best to be your own. But if all else fails, there’s always mimosas.
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In episode two, Sri Kumare tackles loneliness, an issue that affected 60 million Americans even before quarantine but is now more pervasive than ever. From being ghosted on Zoom to not being able to go to SoulCycle, these are troubling times. Luckily, Kumare is here to offer his unique spiritual wisdom. For example, loneliness is a lot like cheese—it can be hard, stinky, and open a hole inside of you. Also, don’t hold in your loneliness or else you might get an emotional UTI.
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He might be a false prophet, but Sri Kumaré has been known to teach true enlightenment. In his documentary, the fake guru gained real followers, whose lives he changed through his made-up teachings. Now Kumare is back with a new series, The Guru Inside You. Each episode focuses on a different issue, from loneliness to diet trends, with even wilder and funnier teachings. Get real spiritual guidance from a false prophet, and have fun in the process.
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