An episode from the third series of Louis Theroux’s Weird Weekends show, often incorrectly titled online as ‘Gurus’ or ‘Indian Gurus’, the correct title for this episode is India: Enlightenment. Theroux travels to India to meet Westerners who are seeking enlightenment from one of the many spiritual gurus who are happy to take their money.
In Goa he meets a 57 year old American astrologer (and former psychology professor) who studies meditation, Mike a follower of Swami Ganapathi Sachchidananda, and a lady named Amma who claims to be the reincarnation of Krishna. He follows Amma and 400 believers who are on a three month pilgrimage around India, she claims that she can transfer spiritual powers through hugging. In one amusing scene we get to see Louis chanting in a Hare Krishna outfit. See the full list of Louis Theroux documentaries here.