In this 5 part lecture series Gwilym Beckerlegge discusses the life and legacy of Swami Vivekananda (1863-1902), the Hindu teacher who was arguably the first 'global guru'. Vivekananda has been influential in shaping what has come to be known as Modern Yoga, which is now practised beyond India. Gwilym covers the influence of Vivekananda's own  guru, the widely revered Sri Ramakrishna, Vivekananda's  fascinating journey from India to the United States and Europe at the turn of the 20th century, and the institutions Vivekananda started in Ramakrishna's name. Total length: 2 hours 57 minutes Try a free sample