While the late George Harrison was probably the biggest fan of Indian yoga, the Beatles as a group were quite influential in bring awareness of meditation and of India to the west. Their joint concerts with sitar maestro Ravi Shankar in the 1960s are remembered by many.
On Saturday April 4th, Sir Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, the two surviving Beatles came together for a show at Radio City Music Hall in New York. Organized by the David Lynch Foundation, the surviving Beatles performed to raise funds to teach meditation techniques to 1 million ‘at risk’ children.
A slide show that ran along with part of the act, depictedthe Beatles and their friends at the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Ashram in Rishikesh, India . The photographs presented Paul, John, Ringo and George in Indian costumes and you can see some of them here.