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Ram Dass tells here, for the first time, the full arc of his remarkable life.

Perhaps no other teacher has sparked the fires of as many spiritual seekers in the West as Ram Dass. If you've ever embraced the phrase “be here now”, practiced meditation or yoga, tried psychedelics, or supported anyone in a hospice, prison, or homeless center - then the story of Ram Dass is also part of your story.

From his birth in 1931 to his luminous later years, Ram Dass saw his life as just one incarnation of many. This memoir puts us in the passenger seat with the one-time Harvard psychologist and lifelong risk-taker Richard Alpert, who loved to take friends on wild rides on his Harley and test nearly every boundary - inner or outer - that came his way.

Here, Ram Dass shares his life’s odyssey in intimate detail: how he struggled with issues of self-identity and sexuality in his youth, pioneered psychedelic research, and opened the doorways to Eastern spiritual practices. In 1967 he trekked to India and met his guru, Neem Karoli Baba. He returned with a perspective on spirituality and psychology that changed millions.

Populated by a cast of luminaries ranging from Timothy Leary to Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, Allen Ginsberg to Sharon Salzberg, Aldous Huxley to Alan Watts - this intimate memoir chronicles the cultural and spiritual transformations Ram Dass experienced that resonate with us to this day, a journey from the mind to the heart, from the ego to the soul.

Before, after, and along these waypoints, listeners will encounter many other adventures and revelations - each ringing with the potential to awaken the universal, loving divine that links us to this beloved teacher and all of us to each other.

©2021 Ram Dass and Rameshwar Das (P)2021 Sounds True

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The story reveals Ram Das naked transparency and open honesty. An integral tribute to a man of many seasons.

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I really liked getting a more inside look at Ram Dass' life, I thought I had heard most of it but there is a lot in here. Rameshwar's voice carries Ram Dass' old age well, helps me think Ram Dass is reading to me.

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a book for the soul

Ram Dass's story will remain forever in my heart. I devoured this audiobook in one week

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Wonderful

A must for any Ram Dass long time follower or a person on the path. Shows that we all have stuff we are working on and dealing with. I will be listening to this again for sure.

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Pure love and humanity, and what a life!

What a beautiful soul and message Ram Dass lived. He also lives such a full, brave and impactful life. So inspiring.

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Beautiful

Love it. It's a detailed account of a beautiful journey. I highly recommend this book.

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Ram Dass

Loved every word. I laughed, cried, got chills and remember so many of his talks through the years. So much love.

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Ram Ram Ram Ram

All I can say is this : Ram Ram Ram Ram Ram Ram Ram Ram Ram Ram Ram Ram Ram Ram Ram Ram Ram Ram

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Perfect

Wonderful telling of the life of Ram Dass. You'll want to finish it as soon as possible.

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into one’s journey of hope, love, peace of mind

Be a beam of light for the orchestra

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  • 01-17-21

A glimpse into the life of a spiritual rockstar.

This is an absolutely incredible book.

I am so grateful.

Thank you so much, Ram Dass and Rameshwar Das.

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  • Marcus R.
  • 02-10-21

A must

Anyone with spiritual aspirations will find enrichment.

Love to Ram Dass and us all on the journey home.

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  • Cristina Iesescu
  • 01-24-21

Amazing !!!

I didn't want it to finish...
Extraordinary life, so much to learn from his example
What a beautiful Soul!

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  • Hanuman Dass
  • 02-06-21

The story of one of the biggest hearts

Excellent journey through the life of Baba Ram Dass and beautifully read by Rameshwar Das.

Ram Ram Ram Ram.

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  • Lochlan
  • 02-16-21

brilliant

a great telling of ram dass being stuck in playing ram dass. may he rest in peace

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  • John
  • 04-04-21

Incredible and wonderful

Beautiful story, beautiful narration. I couldn't stop listening to it and plan to listen to it again soon

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  • Ben
  • 03-26-21

Deep and Insightful

A lovely account of an amazing existence. A wonderful soul on their journey home...God Bless

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  • Warwick
  • 03-10-21

beautiful

i loved this book. love everybody and tell the truth. duncan trussel, east forest and the like introduced me to his work, i did not know his story at all. ive never listened to a book so quickly. i couldnt stop listening. i recomend listerning to this book doing yoga. i spent many hours in the past week doing this. thank you. ram ram ram ram

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  • LB1994
  • 02-09-21

Best spirituality book on audible!! 10/10

My top audible book to date, A must read!!!

Ram Dass lead the most amazing life. From start to finish he continues to inspire and shock you with his immense knowledge and profound impact he had around the world. From an acclaimed Harvard professor to a devoted teacher of spirituality and mind, this book is perfect for anyone beginning their own spiritual journey.

Do yourself a favor and take your time as it is a lot to digest, the whole book is thrilling and filled with very profound lessons that are directly relevant to your own life.

With this autobiography Ram Dass will continue to inspire countless generations, to expand their own consciousness, challenge the status quo and live life by their own rules. The simple theme throughout is to BE HERE NOW.