Being Ram Dass
India Book Launch with Rameshwar Das
Ram Dass (1931–2019) first went to India in 1967. He was still Dr. Richard Alpert, an already eminent Harvard psychologist and psychedelic pioneer with Dr. Timothy Leary. He continued his psychedelic research until his journey to the East in 1967, driving overland to India, where he met his guru, Neem Karoli Baba, affectionately known as Maharaj-ji. Maharaj-ji gave him the name Ram Dass, which means "servant of God." Everything changed then—his intense dharmic life started, and he became a pivotal influence on a culture that has reverberated with the words “be here now” ever since.
Rameshwar Das will also be introducing the book, ‘Being Ram Dass’ during the conversation.
About the Speaker
Rameshwar Das is a writer and photographer who met Ram Dass in 1968. Ramesh has collaborated with Ram Dass on many projects, most recently as coauthor of Be Love Now and Polishing the Mirror.
Being Ram Dass
Set against a backdrop of nine decades of sweeping cultural change, Being Ram Dass shares this modern day luminary's journey from psychologist to renegade Harvard psychedelics researcher to beloved spiritual icon.
Book Launch with Rameshwar Das
We were privileged to host the India release of Being Ram Dass on the 10th July with Rameshwar Das.
The event saw a moving tribute to the Life of Baba Ram Dass by Devesh Gupta, from Emerge, followed by an insightful conversation about Ram Dass, Neem Karoli Baba and Being Ram Dass. Rameshwar Das, Co-author of the Book, also read out a few passages from the book for the audience and gave us an interesting peak from his perspective.
This was followed by an interactive session by our amazing audience.
We are grateful to you for taking out your time, patiently facilitating the space for the speaker to reflect during the conversation and enriching the discussion through your insightful questions. We hope that your participation was meaningful to you and you went back with learnings and remembering Ram Dass and his legacy.
Video of the Session