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"
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"
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!"
This wondrous tale of cosmic adventure immerses the listener in a world of heroes, gods, and demons. It tells the story of the Lord Rama, the 7th incarnation of Lord Vishnu. At about 50,000 lines the original Ramayana is one of the largest epic poems in history - as well as one of the world's most important literary and spiritual masterpieces. This translation by William Buck makes the ancient text accessible to the modern Western world, while preserving the richness of the original.
"Great narration of a timeless epic"
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.
"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.
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.
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..."
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...
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"
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".
"He met and hung out with Timothy Leary!"
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.."
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"