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Ram Dass

Three Books: Gurus, God and One Amazing Life

Philip Goldberg | Posted 07.18.2014 | 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 06.02.2014 | 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.

Is Your Timepiece 'Keeping' You? A Mindfulness Practice for Transcending Time

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 10.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Dennis Merritt Jones

Now is all you really have -- don't squander it by trying to keep up with something that really doesn't exist.

Redefining The Metaphor For Dying

Ram Dass | Posted 10.03.2013 | Religion
Ram Dass

Working with the dying is like being a midwife for this great rite of passage of death.

Ram Dass On How To Deal With Change

Posted 08.09.2013 | Healthy Living

Ram Dass gets raw and real to talk gurus, spirituality what inspires him most. The following is an excerpt from ORIGIN Magazine. Interviewer: Mara...

My Hindu Bar Mitzvah

Ira Israel | Posted 10.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Ira Israel

Back in 2000 when my dear friend Sabine Chaloupy took me to see her guru Amma in New York City, let's just say I that was ready to pooh-pooh the whole thing. Hugging? Really...? Are you serious? Whatever....

A Bold New Way To Say No to Cliche

Michael Sigman | Posted 08.18.2013 | Comedy
Michael Sigman

Sixty-seven years ago, George Orwell observed that "[Political] prose consists more and more of phrases tacked together like the sections of a prefabr...

Ram Dass, Island Boy

Roger Housden | Posted 07.03.2013 | Religion
Roger Housden

He swung into our line of vision, swiveling his wheelchair around finally to face us in his spacious living room, his back toward a large window with a vista onto the Pacific Ocean in Maui. Ram Dass was beaming, joyous.

How To Change The Way You Think About Aging

Dinah Berland | Posted 04.24.2013 | Fifty
Dinah Berland

To be mindful of the fact that life can end without warning at any moment certainly makes the desire to live more authentically that much stronger, but this is not the only reason for being present in the moment; it is also that the present is where life is actually lived.

Buddha Doodle - 'Right Where You Are!'

Molly Hahn | Posted 12.25.2012 | Good News
Molly Hahn

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Krishna Das: 'I Feel Like I'm the Same Jerk I Always Was, But I Don't Think About Myself as Much as I Used to.'

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 07.14.2012 | Books
Jesse Kornbluth

It's the usual story: an angel with a dirty face. Just like you. Just like me. Only here the contrasts are all in High Def.

WATCH: Ram Dass On What It Means To Live In The Present Moment

Posted 05.11.2012 | Healthy Living

Watch as Ram Dass discusses what it means to live in the present moment and witness one's own thoughts. Video from Bhakti Fest For more on Ra...

Why We're Together: A Look At Relationships

Ram Dass | Posted 06.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Ram Dass

We come into relationships often very much identified with our needs. I need this, I need security, I need refuge, I need friendship. And all of relationships are symbiotic in that sense. We come together because we fulfill each others' needs at some level or other.

Johanna Demetrakas' Crazy Wisdom: Can It Ever Be?

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 01.22.2012 | Home
E. Nina Rothe

Whatever one takes away from Crazy Wisdom, one thing is certain: Chogyam Trungpa is a spellbinding subject, one absolutely perfect to inspire a future generation of spiritualism.

Satirist Paul Krassner Turning 80, Going Strong

Michael Sigman | Posted 10.04.2011 | Media
Michael Sigman

There's irony in the fact that Paul Krassner sees "increasing insanity" in our current politics and culture. The 1960s activist whom the FBI once tagg...

Losing The Ego: A Conversation With Ram Dass

Eliezer Sobel | Posted 07.16.2011 | Healthy Living
Eliezer Sobel

With his left hand pointing to the paralyzed right side of his body, he made a a gesture of dismissal, and said, "Just my body," then pointing to his heart, added, "Not me."

Chatting and Chuckling With Wavy Gravy

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Wavy Gravy, bowed but unbroken, walks into a deli-café in New York's SoHo, holding a fish on a leash. He's making the rounds in Manhattan, doing interviews to publicize a documentary -- about his life.