In honor of #Woodstock50, this is the extended version of the short film “The Woodstock Guru,” that aired earlier this year. On August 15, 1969, Swami Satchidananda was asked to give an opening address at the famed Woodstock Music Festival to set a tone of peace and harmony for what became one of the largest gatherings in festival history. This film tells the story of his arrival, talk at Woodstock, and the legacy that unfolded after Woodstock. “To this day, many believe that Swami Satchidananda’s good vibes averted what could have become a catastrophe as the festival anticipated.” ~Philip Goldberg, author of American Veda. (Read Phil Goldberg’s article “On Woodstock’s 50th Anniversary: Namaste to “The Woodstock Guru” in Elephant Journal). Special thanks to Les Anand Roberts, Peter Max, Victor Zurbel, Shanti Norris, Elliott Landy, Robert Altman, Sam Eberle, Prem Anjali and Integral Yoga Archives. (YouTube thumbnail photo: courtesy of Mark Goff.)