Recognized as one of the leading Ayurveda Schools and Ayurvedic Health Spas outside of India.
Recognized as one of the leading Ayurveda Schools and Ayurvedic Health Spas outside of India.

"The Doctor from India" premiered Friday, Feb. 2 at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival.

Updates on screenings, film festival showings and more are HERE.

Directed by Jeremy Frindel (One Track Heart: The Story of Krishna Das), THE DOCTOR FROM INDIA is the fascinating story of Vasant Lad’s mission to bring the ancient healthcare system of wellness called Ayurveda from India to the West in the late 1970s.

In this meditative, immersive portrait, with interviewees including Dr. Deepak Chopra, Frindel documents the life and work of Dr. Vasant Lad who, fulfilling his destiny as foretold by his family guru, became a holistic health pioneer. Although Ayurveda was almost unknown when he first arrived from India, Dr. Lad helped to bring Ayurveda to the west, where it is becoming one of the most prominent alternative health systems in the world.

The Doctor from India premiered at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival on Friday, February 2. The bookings for screenings of the film continue to grow. There are two more film festivals scheduled at this time and more to come. Zeitgeist Films has all the updates on playdates, film festival showings and more.

To book this film please contact Zeitgeist co-presidents, Nancy Gerstman or Emily Russo or call (212) 274-1989. Here is the poster for the film. This is a Zeitgeist Films release in association with Kino Lorber.

If you have questions for us about the documentary, you can call us at (505) 554-3302 or toll free at (888) 330-5445.

Would you like to study authentic Ayurveda with Vasant Lad in an in-depth, immersive and in-person classroom setting? We are now accepting applications for our Ayurvedic Studies Program. Learn more here or our Student Services Coordinator, Tiffany, is happy to assist at (505) 291-9698, x126.