Feb 10, 2022
BEING RAM DASS with RAMESHWAR DAS
“The definition of a spiritual path is that we all keep failing until we don’t.”
-- Ram Dass (1931-2019) as told by biographer Rameshwar Das
“The feeling of an all-embracing consciousness and love filling the space. And being a part of that.” – biographer Rameshwar Das on what it felt like to be with Ram Dass (1931-2019)
Curious about Indian spirituality and the magic of Mother India? Wonder what happened when Western spiritual seekers traveled to India in the 1960’s? Talk about a window into 60’s history!
In this episode, we talk with biographer Rameshwar Das, a lifelong collaborator and a friend of beloved guru Ram Dass (1931-2019). Ram Dass, born Richard Alpert, is credited with helping to usher Eastern spirituality into Western consciousness.
Ram Dass and Rameshwar Das (yes, two different people) co-authored the colorful and storied journey of Ram Dass’ life -- being born into white privilege in Boston, through teaching psychology at Harvard as Dr. Richard Alpert, breaking ground on psychedelic research with Timothy Leary, being kicked out of Harvard, his long spiritual journey with guru and magic man Neem Karoli Baba in India. Rameshwar Das travelled alongside Ram Dass, and was with him as his soul left his physical body.
Their fascinating auto/biography, “Being Ram Dass” is available everywhere books are sold.
Listen in to hear why Amy calls Rameshwar Das a dream guest, and how psychology and spirituality intertwine.
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