America’s First Guru, by director Raja Choudhury, premiered on PBS in May 2024. The film is the compelling story of how a young charismatic Indian monk named Swami Vivekananda came to America for the first World’s Parliament of Religions in 1893 and went on to share the profound wisdom of Yoga and Vedanta in the USA for 8 years. He became America’s first Guru, forever changing American spiritual culture. He established the first Vedanta Society in New York City, which grew to 21 active centers around the USA over the years.