Being Ram Dass

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Being Ram Dass

AVAILABLE JANUARY 12, 2021

"This is a story of awakening toward living in oneness and love."
-Ram Dass

While many know of his transformation from Harvard psychology professor Richard Alpert to psychedelic and spiritual icon, Ram Dass tells here for the first time the full arc of his remarkable life.

Perhaps no other teacher has sparked the fires of as many spiritual seekers in the West as Ram Dass. If you’ve ever practiced meditation or yoga, tried psychedelics, or supported anyone in a hospice, prison, or homeless center—then the story of Ram Dass is also part of your story.

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From his birth in 1931 to his luminous final years, Ram Dass saw his life as just one of countless incarnations of which we’re all taking part. This memoir puts us in the passenger seat with the one-time Harvard psychologist and lifelong thrill-seeker Richard Alpert, who loved to take friends on wild Harley rides and test nearly every boundary—inner or outer—that he would face.

Here, Ram Dass shares his life’s odyssey in intimate detail: how he struggled with issues of self-identity and sexuality in his youth, pioneered today’s psychedelic therapies, opened the doorways to Eastern spiritual practices, and trekked to India to find his guru Neem Karoli Baba, who quickened in the young skeptic a divine emergence that would in turn touch millions.

Populated by a cast of luminaries and celebrities ranging from Timothy Leary to Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, Allen Ginsberg to Jack Kornfield, Aldous Huxley to Charles Mingus—this intimate memoir chronicles Ram Dass’s experience of the cultural and spiritual transformations that resonate with us to this day.

Before, after, and along these waypoints, readers will encounter many other adventures and revelations—each ringing with the potential to awaken the universal, loving divine that links this beloved teacher to all of us.

  • Format: Hardcover, 488 Pages
  • ISBN10: 1683646282
  • ISBN13: 9781683646280
  • Publishing: Sounds True; January 12, 2021 (1st Edition)
  • Weight: 24oz.
  • Language: English

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About the book

From his birth in 1931 to his luminous final years, Ram Dass saw his life as just one of countless incarnations of which we’re all taking part. This memoir puts us in the passenger seat with the one-time Harvard psychologist and lifelong thrill-seeker Richard Alpert, who loved to take friends on wild Harley rides and test nearly every boundary—inner or outer—that he would face.

Here, Ram Dass shares his life’s odyssey in intimate detail: how he struggled with issues of self-identity and sexuality in his youth, pioneered today’s psychedelic therapies, opened the doorways to Eastern spiritual practices, and trekked to India to find his guru Neem Karoli Baba, who quickened in the young skeptic a divine emergence that would in turn touch millions.

Populated by a cast of luminaries and celebrities ranging from Timothy Leary to Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, Allen Ginsberg to Jack Kornfield, Aldous Huxley to Charles Mingus—this intimate memoir chronicles Ram Dass’s experience of the cultural and spiritual transformations that resonate with us to this day.

Before, after, and along these waypoints, readers will encounter many other adventures and revelations—each ringing with the potential to awaken the universal, loving divine that links this beloved teacher to all of us.

Product Details

  • Format: Hardcover, 488 Pages
  • ISBN10: 1683646282
  • ISBN13: 9781683646280
  • Publishing: Sounds True; January 12, 2021 (1st Edition)
  • Weight: 24oz.
  • Language: English

Shipping Policy

Please allow 2-3 business days to prepare your order. We fulfill 3 times a week in our shop.

Shipping times will vary depending on the service you have chosen and does not include the time it takes to process your order.

We do not offer any express or next day service unless we have communicated directly and can confirm our availability to do this.

Donors can choose desired shipping service at checkout. We offer USPS, UPS for domestic mail and USPS, DHL for international mail.

International Orders

Please note that due to COVID-19 packages may be delayed up to 30 days. Double check with your postal and customs ministry to make sure it is accepting packages from other countries.

In addition to shipping, international orders may incur customs charges placed by the country of destination. It is a good idea to check with your customs ministry to find out about taxes and fees on imported goods before making a purchase.

Missing Mail

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Once we hear from you we will begin investigating the whereabouts of your missing package and get back to you.