Recorded on March 30-31, 1969, at a New York City sculpture studio, these are the original talks by Ram Dass that became basis for his seminal book, Be Here Now.
"Those who know will understand"
From the beginning of his career in the 1960s, Ram Dass' retreats and lectures have been meticulously recorded and archived. Experiments in Truth is an historic collection of this legendary teacher's most important recordings. Join this pioneer of engaged spirituality for eight inspiring lectures, each one an indelible masterpiece of humor and insight about the spiritual journey today.
The Bhagavad Gita is a gem so precious in India's spiritual treasury that many regard it not as a volume of sacred verse, but as a living manifestation of the Divine. In the summer of 1974, inside a balmy Boulder, Colorado, warehouse that served as a main hall of a fledgling Naropa Institute, some say a minor miracle occured: The reawakening of the Gita's living presence, as it unfolded in a series of wisdom teachings led by Ram Dass.
"Absolutely the Ultimate"
In Be Love Now, Ram Dass shares what he has learned in his remarkable four-decade-long spiritual journey. Through timeless teaching stories, compelling and often humorous personal anecdotes, and soul-stirring insights, Ram Dass tracks the stages of his own awakening in his trademark down-to-earth style.
"Another great one from Ram Dass but for the reader"
"We are egos, we are souls, and we are the One," says Ram Dass. On So You Think You're Somebody?, this brilliant teacher illuminates the nature of our true identity by describing three planes of being: the egoic plane of our physical, emotional, and mental reality; the soul plane; and the plane of pure awareness.
Sometimes illumination occurs spontaneously or, as Ram Dass experienced, in a cosmic moment of the heart opening. More commonly, it happens when we remove the dust from the mirror of our spiritual heart with daily practice - to see beyond the illusion of our transient thoughts and emotions to the vast and luminous landscape of our true nature.
"Loved this book!"
These recordings are from a rare and inspiring five day retreat held in 1982. On these recordings, we hear the wonderful Stephen Levine interacting with Ram Dass and speaking on his own. These two masterful teachers explore a deeply personal and inspirational topic. With meditations, questions and answers, and brilliant lecture, this program will transform your view of life and also of death.
In the 1960s Ram Dass was a Harvard professor who turned to Eastern religion to answer the questions troubling his generation. He shared his story in the landmark classic, Be Here Now, which instantly captured the spiritual longings of his contemporaries. In Still Here, Ram Dass once again brings understanding, common sense, and reassurance for those of us facing the final season of life.
"Well worth listening to"
This special collector's edition offers over 7 hours of compelling stories, lectures, meditations, and actual practices from one of the 20th century's most beloved spiritual figures. For over 30 years, Ram Dass has touched thousands of seekers with his personal search for greater truth. But, in 1997, a debilitating stroke left him struggling to speak again to the generation he so inspired. Experiments in Truth preserves his teachings for his followers and for a new generation seeking the path to inner consciousness. Each of the 8 lectures in Experiments in Truth is a gem of humor, insight, and intelligence, which will bring inspiration to people of all faiths and walks of life.
"Quality of Audio is bad and garbled..."
Here are two programs from one of the world’s most influential contemporary spiritual teachers, now available in digital audio. In "Part One: Finding and Exploring your Spiritual Path", Ram Dass speaks from the heart, with wisdom gained from a lifetime spent on the path to enlightenment, about the often rocky yet profoundly transforming road to living the spiritual life. In "Part Two: Journey of Awakening", Ram Dass focuses on the moments crucial to the serious seeker of the spiritual path.
Those moments in your life when there was openness, a spacious quality to your existence - those are the moments that truly make life remarkable. Creating those moments is the focus of this program by Ram Dass, a spiritual teacher who has studied and practiced meditation for many years.
"Journey of Awakening"
In this fascinating workshop, Ram Dass - beloved teacher and author of the seminal work Be Here Now - explains to attendees how absolutely any experience, even driving a car, can be used to expand awareness and awaken spiritually. Bonus Audio: An Evening with Ram Dass features the author speaking at a lively event which was a benefit for The Seva Foundation. This audio was taped in 1985 at Julia Richmond High School in New York City.
"We'll written, thoughtful, book on aging.."
Telling his story in "three chapters", Ram Dass explains how he moved from the structured academic world to wide-open experiences with psychedelics (and the Harvard experiments with Timothy Leary). Then in India, he met his guru, Neem Karoli Baba (Maharaji), who taught him to "just be here now".
Fears of aging and death can destroy one's love of life. Ram Dass provides an uplifting alternative attitude in this eye-opening learning session. Listen as the internationally acclaimed author and teacher probes both Eastern and Western spiritual traditions, offering profound wisdom tempered with reality.
"Ram Dass on ageing and death"
If you are a serious seeker of the spiritual path, here is advice and encouragement on finding the one that is right for you. If your interest lies in the people and ideas that shape the way we think, here is an introduction to one of the most influential contemporary philosophers...
Ouvrez votre cœur à une vie remplie d'abondance, libérée de la peur de la mort. "Vieillir en pleine conscience" est une inoubliable séance d'apprentissage avec Ram Dass, l'ancien professeur de Harvard dont les enseignements sur l'amour, la compassion et le sacrifice ont été internationalement reconnus. Dans cet enregistrement public, Ram Dass met en lumière l'une des grandes questions de notre temps : la peur de la vieillesse et de la mort.