Ashram (Film)

The Sai Anantam Ashram was founded in 1983 by Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda, on sacred and serene land in the Santa Monica Mountains of Agoura, California.  In the spring of 2017, film-makers Vincent Moon and Priscilla Telmon were invited to make a contemporaneous portrait, of this very welcoming and beautiful spiritual community, which included speaking with some of the community’s elders, as well as Alice’s sister, singer Marilyn McLeod. The Sai Anantam Ashram’s temporal location ceased at the end of 2017, and sadly all of its buildings were destroyed in the California wildfires of November, 2018. However, the spirit and essence of the Ashram continues, and the work of Swamini Alice Coltrane Turiysangitananda still keeps spreading. Om.