Celebrate the publication of Being Ram Dass, the posthumous memoir of America's best-known and beloved spiritual teacher Ram Dass, in a virtual conversation with coauthor Rameshwar Das and Mirabai Bush founder and director of the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society.
Born Richard Alpert, Ram Dass was a prominent Harvard psychology professor who partnered with Timothy Leary in psychedelic research, and later traveled to India and met his guru, Neem Karoli Baba. Upon returning to the US with his new name, which means “servant of God,” Ram Dass became a pivotal influence on the culture with his groundbreaking book Be Here Now—a backpacker’s bible for a generation of spiritual seekers. In this new definitive memoir, BEING RAM DASS, America's best-known and beloved spiritual teacher, Ram Dass, shares his life story set against the backdrop of eight decades of cultural transformation.
Rameshwar Das, coauthor of BEING RAM DASS will join founder and director of the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society, Mirabai Bush, in conversation. Both Rameshwar and Mirabai are coauthors and longtime close friends of Ram Dass, having known him for over 50 years.
Rameshwar Das is an writer, photographer, and coauthor of several Ram Dass books including, Be Love Now, Polishing the Mirror, and Being Ram Dass (on sale 1.12.21). He lives in East Hampton, Long Island.
Mirabai Bush is the founder and director of the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society, and responsible for the “Search Inside Yourself” program at Google. She is coauthor with Ram Dass of Compassion in Action (Random House, 1995) and Walking Each Other Home (Sounds True, 2018). She lives in Massachusetts. For more, visit mirabaibush.com.