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Beyondananda and Beyond – Cosmic Comedy with Swami Beyondananda and Steve Bhaerman

Room 7

8:00 pm - 8:46 pm

Friday Free Lectures 45mins

Beyondananda and Beyond – Cosmic Comedy with Swami Beyondananda and Steve Bhaerman

Join Swami Beyondananda – whose favorite yoga pose is tongue-in-cheek — and his slightly-more-serious alter ego Steve Bhaerman on a cosmic comic journey that will leave you laughing till the sacred cows come home. Marianne Williamson has called Swami “the Mark Twain of our times”, and Swami’s “twain” has one loco-motive – to put you on the laugh twack. Come prepared with questions for the Swami. If you have an answerable question for the Swami, the Swami will have a questionable answer for you. Join the “upwising” here:

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Beyondananda and Beyond —

Stand Up With Swami, Sit Down With Steve

In this presentation, you will be treated to a two-man one-man show featuring cosmic comic Swami Beyondananda and his slightly-more-serious alter ego Steve Bhaerman. First, you’ll get to enjoy the Swami’s playful and hilarious take on events of the day, the human condition and of course our human conditioning. And … not only will the Swami answer your questions, YOU will question his answers.

Then you’ll have a chance to meet the man behind the Swami, and learn even more about how to wake up laughing and leave laughter in your wake.

You’ll laugh … you’ll learn … you’ll laugh … and you’ll laugh some more.

Set One: Stand Up With Swami …

In these serious times – where there’s definitely something funny going on – laughter keeps us sane.  This heart-opening, mind-expanding, funny and insightful comedy set will help you wake up laughing — and provide plenty of “aha’s” in the wake of the ha-ha’s.

For 36 years, the Swami has been a fount of comedy disguised as wisdom – or is it wisdom disguised as comedy?  Noted author (and Presidential candidate) Marianne Williamson has called him “the Mark Twain of our times” because the comedy isn’t just hilariously funny, but also offers sharp social commentary and spiritual perspective.

Billed as “one of the biggest names in comedy” (“Beyondananda” alone has 12 letters), Swami keeps the audience in hysterics with his mixture of word play, seriously funny political and spiritual commentary, and playful silliness.

Oh, and he’s the only guru to channel both Elvis AND Bullwinkle – and at the same time yet!

Over the past 37years, Swami has authored such classic books as Driving Your Own Karma, When You See A Sacred Cow Milk It for All It’s Worth, Duck Soup for the Soul and Swami for Precedent:  A 7-Step Plan to Heal the Body Politic and Cure Electile Dysfunction.

Set Two: Sit Down With Steve Bhaerman …

Swami’s alter ego Steve Bhaerman, in addition to being a funny guy in his own right, has also authored a “serious” book with cellular biologist Bruce Lipton. Spontaneous Evolution: Our Positive Future and a Way to Get There From Here, has been translated into 26 languages, and has been called “world-changing” by both Deepak Chopra and political commentator Thom Hartmann. He currently co-hosts a podcast, Front and Center ( and also writes a weekly Substack blog, “Signs of the Upwising.”

In this “sit down” with Steve Bhaerman, Steve explores how we use levity to “defy gravity” in these seriously unfunny times, and how humor itself can be a tool for evolutionary transformation. You’ll laugh while you learn, and learn while you laugh.