Human life revolves around relationships that we form with others.
No project, no matter how auspicious it may feel, can ever come to fruition without the grace of the people who open their doors and their hearts, because they believe in the goodness of the world.
We are very grateful to everyone who has contributed in various ways to this film.
Bhagavan Shanmukha Anantha Natha
Thank you for giving us the spiritual foundation full of meaning, beauty and grace.
Falk Faik Yufkayurek
Faik is a managing partner in renewable energy sector for Turkey & Middle East. His interest in traditional Tantra flourished upon meeting Bhagavan Shanmukha, and the tantric yoga system that inspired Faik to contribute initial seed funding to The Essence. Without his investment, this film quite possibly would not have happened.
Charlotte spent four essential months traveling with Ashaya Films, conducting over half of our interviews during the first phase of the project. She has contributed greatly to The Essence and we are grateful to her for all the efforts and passion she gave to this project.
Our Parents, Shri Kali Ashram, Santi Mesa Caceres, Tomoko Nakaguchi, Traktung Rinpoche, Ilarion (Larry) Merculieff, Ayse Yufkayurek, Jeana Hickling, Kerem Akalin, Alena Boltyanskaya, Michael Veytsman, Katie Rose, Julia Arepieva, Liz Grandillo, Rob Leclerc, Eren Akalin, Kristina Baird.