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Ram Dass

So A Minister, A Rabbi And A Buddhist Took Drugs For Science...

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 02.08.2017 | Healthy Living

On April 20, 1962, a group of theology students and professors gathered outside Boston University’s Marsh Chapel, waiting for Good Friday services t...

Mindful Holidays

Ira Israel | Posted 11.22.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Ira Israel

If you think you're enlightened go spend a week with your family! ~ Ram Dass Although Americans enjoy more privileges and freedoms than people in ma...

Chill Out and Live In the Now With Ram Dass

Zac Thompson | Posted 10.18.2016 | HuffPost Live 321
Zac Thompson

Daily existence is filled with constant struggles that not only preoccupy our time but overwhelm our minds with worries and obligations (like the impending doom of our upcoming election).

How To Survive Your Childhood Now That You're An Adult: The Path to Awakening and Authenticity

Ira Israel | Posted 09.10.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Ira Israel

"People are always shouting they want to create a better future. It's not true. The future is an apathetic void of no interest to anyone. The past is ...

Best Meditation Teacher

Ira Israel | Posted 02.01.2017 | Healthy Living
Ira Israel

...there may actually be puritanical fanatics of conscience who even prefer to lie down and die on a certain nothing than an uncertain something. ~ Ni...

How To Be 'In The Moment' This Holiday Season

Diana M. Raab | Posted 12.10.2016 | Fifty
Diana M. Raab

A good way to practice mindfulness or 'being here now' is by cultivating self-awareness techniques. Self-awareness is about having a clear perception of who you are -- your personality, strengths, weaknesses, idiosyncrasies, motivations, and how in touch you are with your emotional well-being.

Living with a Joyful Spirit and a Wise Heart

Michaela Haas | Posted 11.10.2016 | Religion
Michaela Haas

For us in the West especially, where there is so much self-judgment, ambition and confusion. To have compassion and loving kindness be the basis for wise attention changes everything.

Walking My Mother Home: The Gifts and Blessings of Alzheimer's

BJ Gallagher | Posted 09.05.2016 | Healthy Living
BJ Gallagher

The wise, old, spiritual teacher Ram Dass says, "We're all just walking each other home." That's how I feel about my role as a caregiver. I'm just walking my mother home.

Don't Die With Your Music Still Inside You

Erin Coriell | Posted 09.02.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Erin Coriell

When I heard the news of Dr. Wayne Dyer's death, I was immediately filled with questions: Was he sick? Did he have an accident? Did he experience pain...

5 Ways to Rock Your Feminine Super Powers

Kate Neligan | Posted 07.24.2016 | Women
Kate Neligan

When the masculine and feminine energies in each of us are in harmony then we will see this mirrored back to us with healthier relationships, less violence in the news, more creative solutions for the environment, and more loving exchanges in both the home and the workplace.

Self-Talk and Self-Compassion

Dr. Randy Kamen | Posted 07.16.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Randy Kamen

The more we remain openhearted to ourselves the more available we are to others. We must first become our own best friend so that we are better poised to make a difference in our lives and the lives of others and ultimately impact the greater good for all.

Jai Uttal: The King of Kirtan, Singing for the Last 50 Years As If His Life Depended on It

Ira Israel | Posted 06.30.2016 | Entertainment
Ira Israel

I love passionate people. I am inspired by people who fly without a net, who would rather perish than compromise their integrity and devotion, who do not cease from exploration, who do not have a Plan B.

Pedestals Are for Statues

Edie Weinstein | Posted 05.02.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Edie Weinstein

Throughout my life, my wise father used to say that "They put their pants on one leg at a time, just like you do," so that I wouldn't be intimidated by anyone. Little did he know what he was preparing me for.

Tips for Handling Difficult Family Encounters During the Holidays

Jamie Lauren Zimmerman, MD | Posted 01.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Jamie Lauren Zimmerman, MD

Mindfulness is all the rage these days -- and many people use this term interchangeably with the word "meditation." While there are forms of meditation that invoke mindfulness, we can also practice mindful awareness in everyday activities and interactions.

The Scary Disease You Haven't Heard of Yet: Space Fever

Amanda Smear Baudier | Posted 10.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Amanda Smear Baudier

Think of the last time you showed up to meet friends at a cool new restaurant and beat them there. Did you check out the decor? People watch? Peruse the menu? Maybe, but as soon as the tiniest bit of social anxiety or discomfort creeps in, out comes the iPhone...

Three Books: Gurus, God and One Amazing Life

Philip Goldberg | Posted 09.16.2014 | Religion
Philip Goldberg

All religious traditions are different in important and often disturbing ways. And yet, when diligently pursued to their innermost depths, they meet, like rivers in an ocean, in oneness and universal love.

Saint Francis and the Lama Beans

Mirabai Starr | Posted 07.30.2014 | Religion
Mirabai Starr

I first met Ram Dass at the Lama Foundation in the mountains of Northern New Mexico when I was fourteen, and our paths have intertwined ever since.

Nature is the Doorway to Peace and the Key For Entry Just Might Surprise You

Tamara Star | Posted 07.16.2014 | TED Weekends
Tamara Star

We may not be able to view our world through time-lapse technology like filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg, but we can slow down and tune into our senses while outside in nature. Our five senses are the keys that unlock the door to the now moment- and through that doorway, peace resides.

LIVING THIS LIFE FULLY: A Book Review

Peter Clothier | Posted 07.09.2014 | Books
Peter Clothier

Things do seem to happen as they are supposed to, in their own peculiar time. A review copy of Mirka Knaster's Living This Life Fully: Stories and Te...

Five Seconds Of Krishna Das's New CD And I'm... Home.

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 06.16.2014 | Entertainment
Jesse Kornbluth

I would like some help. I lack a religion or even a spiritual practice, so I turn to music, most often Krishna Das. I don't have the slightest clue what he's singing about --- the Hindu names of God, mostly --- but I take comfort in the comfort he's found in his guru, Neem Karoli Baba.

Wheelchair Wisdom: Keep Stillness Inside of You

Linda Noble Topf | Posted 06.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Noble Topf

In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you. -- Deepak Chopra Calm and stillness is the sacred space within us. Once we are in ...

Be Here Now: Where Does Your Mind Go When Things Appear to Be Going Wrong?

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 05.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Dennis Merritt Jones

I had caught myself red-handed, not practicing what I preach, and it was a delicious moment to be reminded of where my true peace and power lie -- within, not on the 405 freeway only when the conditions are just as I think they "should be."

Want to Be Free? Truly Free? Here's How

Steve McSwain | Posted 02.17.2014 | Religion
Steve McSwain

Until you and I detach from all things, until we can let go of the illusion of control, we remain incarcerated, as it were, incapable of knowing the "abundant life" as Jesus called it -- which explains much of the division that is our world.

My Three Gurus - Ram Dass, Zen Master Bernie Glassman and Deepak Chopra, M.D.

David Mager | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
David Mager

I am incredibly lucky. I have had a close personal relationship with three of the highest octane, world class gurus -- spiritual teachers who still walk the planet: Ram Dass, Zen Master Bernie Glassman and Deepak Chopra.

Exclusive Interview With Ram Dass

Marianne Schnall | Posted 10.21.2013 | GPS for the Soul
Marianne Schnall

Ram Dass has had a colorful, mythical life of ongoing transformation, starting as Dr. Richard Alpert, a prominent Harvard psychologist and psychedelic pioneer.