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Ram Dass

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 Harvard Professor of Psychology, Richard Alpert, peer and friend of fellow Professor Timothy Leary https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timothy_Leary,  later to become initiated into Hinduism as Ram Dass. 

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ram_Dass

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https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Be_Here_Now_(book)

 

Great talk in which he shares in his usual rich way. I had forgotten that he taught at Chogham Trunpa's Naropa University in Colorado. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chögyam_Trungpa

 

He starts out deep in this talk and on into his lecture and he reads some biographical events out of his Book; Be Here Now.

He relates some personal stories with some  humorous  events sprinkled through out. One of which was his interaction with Bhagavan Das https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bhagavan_Das_(yogi) and his giving Lsd to his Guru https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neem_Karoli_Baba


"To have a free mind is to be a universal heretic." - A.H. Almaas

"We have to bless the living crap out of everyone." - Matt Kahn

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Wow can't believe we didn't have a thread for Ram Dass already. Nice one!


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This is a beautiful short documentary about the latter stages of his life. Its on Netflix here in the UK. I'm sure it's the case in the US too. 

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Ram Dass was a cool dude!

He gave many important perspectives and relative rare contribution to mankind from his radical choices in life and all recordings, during a sensitive time and big shift into modern society. 

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I listened to some of his talks on a trip once, it was stunning. Deep spiritual power in that man.

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On 10/26/2020 at 11:20 PM, Mu_ said:

Ram Dass for me is a rare example of mind+heart, plus he's a great story teller with a lot of honesty about his capacity as a teacher and shortcomings.

That describes him very much in giving this talk.

Tonight being the first time I've heard it.

 

Found this one here in my browser. Thought I posted it previously but I guess not.

If anyone runs across Ram Dass telling the joke about Nussruddin identifying himself at the bank, I would appreciate a time mark and also which lecture it is in. I lost track and would like to hear again and how he tells it. 


"To have a free mind is to be a universal heretic." - A.H. Almaas

"We have to bless the living crap out of everyone." - Matt Kahn

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Another good one from Ram Dass and it’s under 40 minutes. He speaks about special relationships in the same way that ACIM does.plus much more.


"To have a free mind is to be a universal heretic." - A.H. Almaas

"We have to bless the living crap out of everyone." - Matt Kahn

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