Becoming Nobody OYHIP 2019 (Digital Download)
Becoming Nobody OYHIP 2019 (Digital Download)
Becoming Nobody OYHIP 2019 (Digital Download)
Becoming Nobody OYHIP 2019 (Digital Download)

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Becoming Nobody OYHIP 2019 (Digital Download)

Experience Ram Dass's last community retreat before his passing, through the lens of Becoming Nobody.

This 13-hour offering, entitled "Becoming Nobody" based on Ram Dass's recent film of the same title, explores how we become "nobody" through cultivating self-honesty and awareness, transforming dark thoughts and emotions, and transcending feelings of separation, fear, and polarization.Ram Dass is joined by Trudy Goodman, Jack Kornfield, Mirabai Bush, Dr. Robert Svoboda, Krishna Das, Raghu Markus, Duncan Trussell and other special guests as they help us come home to our true nature -- a place of compassion and love. This retreat includes meditation, storytelling, Dharma talks, chant (Kirtan) and much more.

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Becoming Nobody

"The game isn’t to be high, it’s to be free. And that freedom comes through our incarnation, not in spite of it." - Ram Dass

From the moment we are born, we're enrolled into what Ram Dass calls somebody training, a process in which we are encouraged to identify solely with our personality. As we grow up, we are rewarded and praised for successfully wearing the masks that our ego requires, but at some point there comes a time when we stop in our tracks and wonder, “Is this who I really am?”  

In an attempt to uncover our true nature beyond our personalities, we try to remove our suits and tear off the masks we show the outside world, which often causes suffering. We may try different methods of spiritual practice before we inevitably realize that the game isn’t to simply get high, it’s to get free; and that freedom comes through our incarnation, not in spite of it. It comes through the curriculum of being human.  

We come to see the suffering we feel because of our ‘somebodyness’ as a gift to show us where we’re stuck. The secret to compassion lies in the ability to embrace darkness into light, to acknowledge and allow suffering to transform us.

Becoming Nobody is a process of dropping the conditioning of our separateness from each other with a deeper awareness that seeks wisdom and love.  


Session 1 | Opening Session with Ram Dass Darshan with Raghu Markus and Ram Dass

Ram Dass & Raghu Markus Introduce the Retreat

Ram Dass greets the crowd and Raghu contextualizes the concept of ‘Becoming Nobody’ - the film as well as the theme of the retreat - setting the stage for the retreat’s wisdom teachers to expand upon this framework.

Session 2 | Balancing the Opposites of Somebodiness with Jack Kornfield & Trudy Goodman

"We're nobody because we're changing all the time, we're nobody because we’re not a fixed identity. We're morphing, we're moving within our context and circumstance and relationships; this is the activity of impermanence." - Trudy Goodman 

Jack frames the retreat as a reminder of what our hearts already know, and elucidates the importance of taking time for ourselves to reset and recalibrate our priorities. Being on retreat is an invitation for the soul to remember what we're carrying, for better or worse. When we come on retreat, we are invited to ask, "Who are we?"  

He leads a powerful partner practice to deeply honor and appreciate another with empathy and compassion, practicing mudita (the shared joy of life).  

Trudy acknowledges the privilege of attempting to "Become Nobody," because many disadvantaged subcultures have been devalued, marginalized and struggle to become a "somebody" throughout their lives.  

How do we reconcile the opposites of becoming 'somebody' and becoming 'nobody' within a Buddhist framework? What about being love and being hate? They all peacefully coexist in the same heart of loving awareness.  

Trudy leads a short "Chöd" practice to begin to cutting through our identification with our body.

Session 3 | The True Nature of Nobodiness with Dr. Robert Svoboda

"To be able to move in the direction of being nobody, you have to become connected to the land. You have to become somebody before you become nobody - a genuine human being." - Dr. Robert Svoboda  

Robert Svoboda introduces his session by honoring Hawai'i and the culture and land that has facilitated his past work and our present gathering.  

He explains that in order to become nobody, we first have to be somebody - a real human being who isn't only focused on humanness, but also on the five elements of nature existing within us and outside of us.  

He explains the karmic benefits of limiting our identifications with the actions we perform. As human beings we have the great ability to bring things to life inside of us, but what if what we choose to bring to life isn't so great?  

Since every action has a reaction, and everyone develops habits that are not necessarily useful to move us into a more positive space in life, it's critical to have a goal that maximizes openness and alignment with our truest internal and external nature.  

You can only "become nobody" once you learn what your personal Dharma is, because no one is born accidentally, we are all here to perform some activity in the world as long as we are human beings. 

Dr. Svoboda regales us with tales of ancient saints and sages of India, and their detachment to their somebodiness.


Session 4 | Exploring Big Themes of Becoming Nobody with Mirabai Bush, Jack Kornfield, Raghu Markus, Ram Dass, Krishna Das and Rameshwar Das

"Becoming nobody doesn't mean you lose your voice, it's about discovering your real voice. Each soul has it's own song, your job is to listen for it. It's about becoming who you really are." -Mirabai Bush

The group explores the main themes of the film Becoming Nobody, including identity, Seva (service), death, compassion and activism.  

How can we learn to step outside of the habitual patterns that make up our identities? How can we use spiritual practice as a way of letting go, rather than trying to "get somewhere"?  

Loving awareness and meditation allows us to step back and find the spacious awareness to see where we're caught, with a little bit of a smile.  

Mirabai explores ways to balance the inner world of compassion with the outer world of service (Seva).  

How can we serve ourselves in a way that doesn't feel self-indulgent? In the world of activism, and in the presence of so much suffering in the world, how can we nurture ourselves as a way to be available for others?  

At the end of the session, Ram Dass, KD and Ramesh join the trio to practice the first mantra Ram Dass brought back from India when he returned the first time.


Session 5 | Ancient Wisdom for a Modern Age with Dr. Robert Svoboda and Krishna Das

Krishna Das and Robert Svoboda take questions from the audience about death and dying, ancestral lineage and tools for honoring our grief and our loved ones.  

How can we serve people while still honoring our own karma and their karma?  

How can we approach the different forms of love through prayer, chant and practice?  

The duo tells stories of saints and sages of India, and how we can approach this ancient wisdom and apply it to our modern lives.

Session 6 | Maharaji Stories with Krishna Das

Krishna Das explores our human “stuff” - shame, fear, greed, anger, and love - through the lens of wise beings he had the privilege of spending time with throughout his life. He unpacks the way that, as Westerners, our early childhood experiences play a big role in the way we perceive the universe - but it’s possible to transcend that conditioning and dip into a deeper well of unconditional love.

KD uses stories of influential beings in his life - mainly during his time with Neem Karoli Baba (Maharaji) in India - to share a new perspective and a new possibility of ‘being’ rather than ‘doing’.

Session 7 | The Practice of Spaciousness and Inclusivity with Trudy Goodman and Jack Kornfield

"This is a place where we discover new dimensions of love in our hearts." - Trudy Goodman  

Trudy leads a beautiful Loving Kindness meditation and talks about diversity, equity, and inclusion in our practices and how to use our practices to support diversity, equity, and inclusion. She expands on the idea that our hearts go where we incline our love and attention.  

Jack invites us to recognize the suffering of others rather than turn our gaze away from it, and also to recognize that suffering is not the end of the story.  

What does it mean to be present for the 10,000 joys and sorrows of this life? How can we bring our individuality into the realm of collective consciousness so that we cease our emotional projections onto others and instead turn inward to recognize our own sticking points?  

Jack leads a short meditation focused on listening, imagining the mind as space without boundaries, embodying the vast space of loving awareness that is transparent and open.  

It's really not about becoming nobody, it's about becoming nobody special.

Session 8 | The Journey of the Divine Feminine with Mirabai Bush, Sunanda Markus and Parvati Markus

Parvati, Sunanda and Mirabai tell expansive stories of being in India with Maharaji, and share the miraculous connections and synchronicities that sparked their spiritual journeys.  

They share that the true miracle is the constant presence of Maharaji throughout their lives, even after he left his body.  

Mirabai tells myth and reads poems of Mira (her namesake), shares poetry, and regales us with the hilarity that ensued when she first attempted to embody the musical aspects of Mira.  

The trio hears reflections from the audience and answers questions about what "becoming nobody" means to them, how their connection to the divine source waxed and waned throughout life, the spiritual growth that comes from being mothers and grandmothers.  

Ram Dass comes on stage to lead a short loving awareness mantra practice.

Session 9 | Mindrolling Podcast with Duncan Trussell, Dr. Robert Svoboda and Raghu Markus

Raghu and Duncan engage in a lively and sometimes hysterical exchange about spirituality, psychedelics, mindfulness and gurus - bringing in Dr. Robert Svoboda to offer his wisdom on the tradition of gurus, Tantra, Karma and the power of Hindu deities and their stories. Dr. Svoboda’s expansive knowledge creates a bridge between the personal earthly realm and the Divine path.

Session 10 | Going Home with Trudy Goodman and Mirabai Bush

Trudy and Mirabai explore the process of reintegrating after retreats, answering questions about navigating the highs and lows of returning to life after the retreat ends. How can we bring these teachings home once we’ve charged our spiritual battery?

They also explore different kinds of practice, and how to find time for practice in daily life - through storytelling and a wealth of wisdom absorbed from teachers and lifetime of experiences.

Trudy and Mirabai spend the second half of their session answering questions from the audience on topics ranging from coping with terminal illness, parental relationships, finding strength in community and dealing with anger.

This is a digital download.
This is NOT a physical product that you will receive in the mail.
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1. Opening Session with Ram Dass Darshan -Raghu Markus and Ram Dass (07:12)

2. Balancing the Opposites of Somebodiness -Jack Kornfield and Trudy Goodman (1:08:47)

3. The True Nature of Nobodiness -Dr. Robert Svoboda (2:00:21)

4. Exploring Big Themes of Becoming Nobody -Mirabai Bush, Jack Kornfield, Raghu Markus, Ram Dass, Krishna Das and Rameshwar Das (1:07:38)

5. Ancient Wisdom for a Modern Age -Dr. Robert Svoboda and Krishna Das (1:25:36)

6. Maharaji Stories -Krishna Das (1:50:16)

7. The Practice of Spaciousness and Inclusivity -Trudy Goodman and Jack Kornfield (1:27:41)

8. The Journey of the Divine Feminine -Mirabai Bush, Sunanda Markus and Parvati Markus (39:51)

9. Mindrolling Podcast -Duncan Trussell, Dr. Robert Svoboda and Raghu Markus (1:54:35)

10. Going Home -Trudy Goodman and Mirabai Bush (59:18)

This is a digital download.
This is NOT a physical product that you will receive in the mail.
You will receive an email containing your download link and instructions.

  • Running Time:  762 Minutes (12 hours 42 Minutes)
  • Open Your Heart in Paradise Retreat 2019 | December 4-9, 2019
  • Format: Digital Download
    • .MP3 Audio
    • .MP4 Video
    • .ZIP (Audio/Video Files)
  • Published: November 2020
  • © 2020 Love Serve Remember Foundation

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Becoming Nobody

"The game isn’t to be high, it’s to be free. And that freedom comes through our incarnation, not in spite of it." - Ram Dass

From the moment we are born, we're enrolled into what Ram Dass calls somebody training, a process in which we are encouraged to identify solely with our personality. As we grow up, we are rewarded and praised for successfully wearing the masks that our ego requires, but at some point there comes a time when we stop in our tracks and wonder, “Is this who I really am?”  

In an attempt to uncover our true nature beyond our personalities, we try to remove our suits and tear off the masks we show the outside world, which often causes suffering. We may try different methods of spiritual practice before we inevitably realize that the game isn’t to simply get high, it’s to get free; and that freedom comes through our incarnation, not in spite of it. It comes through the curriculum of being human.  

We come to see the suffering we feel because of our ‘somebodyness’ as a gift to show us where we’re stuck. The secret to compassion lies in the ability to embrace darkness into light, to acknowledge and allow suffering to transform us.

Becoming Nobody is a process of dropping the conditioning of our separateness from each other with a deeper awareness that seeks wisdom and love.  


Session 1 | Opening Session with Ram Dass Darshan with Raghu Markus and Ram Dass

Ram Dass & Raghu Markus Introduce the Retreat

Ram Dass greets the crowd and Raghu contextualizes the concept of ‘Becoming Nobody’ - the film as well as the theme of the retreat - setting the stage for the retreat’s wisdom teachers to expand upon this framework.

Session 2 | Balancing the Opposites of Somebodiness with Jack Kornfield & Trudy Goodman

"We're nobody because we're changing all the time, we're nobody because we’re not a fixed identity. We're morphing, we're moving within our context and circumstance and relationships; this is the activity of impermanence." - Trudy Goodman 

Jack frames the retreat as a reminder of what our hearts already know, and elucidates the importance of taking time for ourselves to reset and recalibrate our priorities. Being on retreat is an invitation for the soul to remember what we're carrying, for better or worse. When we come on retreat, we are invited to ask, "Who are we?"  

He leads a powerful partner practice to deeply honor and appreciate another with empathy and compassion, practicing mudita (the shared joy of life).  

Trudy acknowledges the privilege of attempting to "Become Nobody," because many disadvantaged subcultures have been devalued, marginalized and struggle to become a "somebody" throughout their lives.  

How do we reconcile the opposites of becoming 'somebody' and becoming 'nobody' within a Buddhist framework? What about being love and being hate? They all peacefully coexist in the same heart of loving awareness.  

Trudy leads a short "Chöd" practice to begin to cutting through our identification with our body.

Session 3 | The True Nature of Nobodiness with Dr. Robert Svoboda

"To be able to move in the direction of being nobody, you have to become connected to the land. You have to become somebody before you become nobody - a genuine human being." - Dr. Robert Svoboda  

Robert Svoboda introduces his session by honoring Hawai'i and the culture and land that has facilitated his past work and our present gathering.  

He explains that in order to become nobody, we first have to be somebody - a real human being who isn't only focused on humanness, but also on the five elements of nature existing within us and outside of us.  

He explains the karmic benefits of limiting our identifications with the actions we perform. As human beings we have the great ability to bring things to life inside of us, but what if what we choose to bring to life isn't so great?  

Since every action has a reaction, and everyone develops habits that are not necessarily useful to move us into a more positive space in life, it's critical to have a goal that maximizes openness and alignment with our truest internal and external nature.  

You can only "become nobody" once you learn what your personal Dharma is, because no one is born accidentally, we are all here to perform some activity in the world as long as we are human beings. 

Dr. Svoboda regales us with tales of ancient saints and sages of India, and their detachment to their somebodiness.


Session 4 | Exploring Big Themes of Becoming Nobody with Mirabai Bush, Jack Kornfield, Raghu Markus, Ram Dass, Krishna Das and Rameshwar Das

"Becoming nobody doesn't mean you lose your voice, it's about discovering your real voice. Each soul has it's own song, your job is to listen for it. It's about becoming who you really are." -Mirabai Bush

The group explores the main themes of the film Becoming Nobody, including identity, Seva (service), death, compassion and activism.  

How can we learn to step outside of the habitual patterns that make up our identities? How can we use spiritual practice as a way of letting go, rather than trying to "get somewhere"?  

Loving awareness and meditation allows us to step back and find the spacious awareness to see where we're caught, with a little bit of a smile.  

Mirabai explores ways to balance the inner world of compassion with the outer world of service (Seva).  

How can we serve ourselves in a way that doesn't feel self-indulgent? In the world of activism, and in the presence of so much suffering in the world, how can we nurture ourselves as a way to be available for others?  

At the end of the session, Ram Dass, KD and Ramesh join the trio to practice the first mantra Ram Dass brought back from India when he returned the first time.


Session 5 | Ancient Wisdom for a Modern Age with Dr. Robert Svoboda and Krishna Das

Krishna Das and Robert Svoboda take questions from the audience about death and dying, ancestral lineage and tools for honoring our grief and our loved ones.  

How can we serve people while still honoring our own karma and their karma?  

How can we approach the different forms of love through prayer, chant and practice?  

The duo tells stories of saints and sages of India, and how we can approach this ancient wisdom and apply it to our modern lives.

Session 6 | Maharaji Stories with Krishna Das

Krishna Das explores our human “stuff” - shame, fear, greed, anger, and love - through the lens of wise beings he had the privilege of spending time with throughout his life. He unpacks the way that, as Westerners, our early childhood experiences play a big role in the way we perceive the universe - but it’s possible to transcend that conditioning and dip into a deeper well of unconditional love.

KD uses stories of influential beings in his life - mainly during his time with Neem Karoli Baba (Maharaji) in India - to share a new perspective and a new possibility of ‘being’ rather than ‘doing’.

Session 7 | The Practice of Spaciousness and Inclusivity with Trudy Goodman and Jack Kornfield

"This is a place where we discover new dimensions of love in our hearts." - Trudy Goodman  

Trudy leads a beautiful Loving Kindness meditation and talks about diversity, equity, and inclusion in our practices and how to use our practices to support diversity, equity, and inclusion. She expands on the idea that our hearts go where we incline our love and attention.  

Jack invites us to recognize the suffering of others rather than turn our gaze away from it, and also to recognize that suffering is not the end of the story.  

What does it mean to be present for the 10,000 joys and sorrows of this life? How can we bring our individuality into the realm of collective consciousness so that we cease our emotional projections onto others and instead turn inward to recognize our own sticking points?  

Jack leads a short meditation focused on listening, imagining the mind as space without boundaries, embodying the vast space of loving awareness that is transparent and open.  

It's really not about becoming nobody, it's about becoming nobody special.

Session 8 | The Journey of the Divine Feminine with Mirabai Bush, Sunanda Markus and Parvati Markus

Parvati, Sunanda and Mirabai tell expansive stories of being in India with Maharaji, and share the miraculous connections and synchronicities that sparked their spiritual journeys.  

They share that the true miracle is the constant presence of Maharaji throughout their lives, even after he left his body.  

Mirabai tells myth and reads poems of Mira (her namesake), shares poetry, and regales us with the hilarity that ensued when she first attempted to embody the musical aspects of Mira.  

The trio hears reflections from the audience and answers questions about what "becoming nobody" means to them, how their connection to the divine source waxed and waned throughout life, the spiritual growth that comes from being mothers and grandmothers.  

Ram Dass comes on stage to lead a short loving awareness mantra practice.

Session 9 | Mindrolling Podcast with Duncan Trussell, Dr. Robert Svoboda and Raghu Markus

Raghu and Duncan engage in a lively and sometimes hysterical exchange about spirituality, psychedelics, mindfulness and gurus - bringing in Dr. Robert Svoboda to offer his wisdom on the tradition of gurus, Tantra, Karma and the power of Hindu deities and their stories. Dr. Svoboda’s expansive knowledge creates a bridge between the personal earthly realm and the Divine path.

Session 10 | Going Home with Trudy Goodman and Mirabai Bush

Trudy and Mirabai explore the process of reintegrating after retreats, answering questions about navigating the highs and lows of returning to life after the retreat ends. How can we bring these teachings home once we’ve charged our spiritual battery?

They also explore different kinds of practice, and how to find time for practice in daily life - through storytelling and a wealth of wisdom absorbed from teachers and lifetime of experiences.

Trudy and Mirabai spend the second half of their session answering questions from the audience on topics ranging from coping with terminal illness, parental relationships, finding strength in community and dealing with anger.

Track Listing

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1. Opening Session with Ram Dass Darshan -Raghu Markus and Ram Dass (07:12)

2. Balancing the Opposites of Somebodiness -Jack Kornfield and Trudy Goodman (1:08:47)

3. The True Nature of Nobodiness -Dr. Robert Svoboda (2:00:21)

4. Exploring Big Themes of Becoming Nobody -Mirabai Bush, Jack Kornfield, Raghu Markus, Ram Dass, Krishna Das and Rameshwar Das (1:07:38)

5. Ancient Wisdom for a Modern Age -Dr. Robert Svoboda and Krishna Das (1:25:36)

6. Maharaji Stories -Krishna Das (1:50:16)

7. The Practice of Spaciousness and Inclusivity -Trudy Goodman and Jack Kornfield (1:27:41)

8. The Journey of the Divine Feminine -Mirabai Bush, Sunanda Markus and Parvati Markus (39:51)

9. Mindrolling Podcast -Duncan Trussell, Dr. Robert Svoboda and Raghu Markus (1:54:35)

10. Going Home -Trudy Goodman and Mirabai Bush (59:18)

Details

This is a digital download.
This is NOT a physical product that you will receive in the mail.
You will receive an email containing your download link and instructions.

  • Running Time:  762 Minutes (12 hours 42 Minutes)
  • Open Your Heart in Paradise Retreat 2019 | December 4-9, 2019
  • Format: Digital Download
    • .MP3 Audio
    • .MP4 Video
    • .ZIP (Audio/Video Files)
  • Published: November 2020
  • © 2020 Love Serve Remember Foundation

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