Journey the Transformation: Our Story by Ram Dass

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Journey the Transformation: Our-Story by Ram Dass (Audio Download)

"I want to share with you the parts of the internal journey that never get written up in the mass media: I’m not interested in the political parts of the story; I’m not interested in what you read in the Saturday Evening Post about LSD. This is the story of what goes on inside a human being who is undergoing all these experiences."
Ram Dass

In his own words— Listen to Ram Dass’ courageous shift from Harvard professor to psychedelic explorer, and his transformational journey East to the feet of his Guru, Maharajji. In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Be Here Now, we are elated to unearth the Original 1968-1969 Ram Dass Audio which makes up Journey, The Transformation: Our Story–the introductory section of his culture-defining classic.

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Inspiring a community so fervently in love with what it was learning, Be Here Now spread like dharmic wildfire in a 1970s kindling-culture so primed for a spark of authentic spirit. Now, for the first time ever, listen to this freshly-mastered, neatly woven piece of Ram Dass history, totaling _ hours sourced from his wisdom-propagating initial string of Dharma talks upon returning from his life-changing first journey to India.

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"Now, though I am a beginner on the path, I have returned to the West for a time to work out karma or unfulfilled commitment. Part of this commitment is to share what I have learned with those of you who are on a similar journey. One can share a message through telling ‘our-story’ as I have just done, or through teaching methods of yoga, or singing, or making love. Each of us finds their unique vehicle for sharing with others their bit of wisdom. For me, this story is but a vehicle for sharing with you the true message . . . the living faith in what is possible."
Ram Dass

1. Our Story

In what would become the classic opening lines of Be Here Now, Ram Dass illuminates the stages of his transformation from social scientist, to psychedelic voyager, to yogi. Inviting listeners beyond the politics and sensational news surrounding LSD in the 1960s, Ram Dass sets the stage to outline his internal journey from mind to heart.

2. Success (1:21)

Illustrating his prior relationship with success, Ram Dass depicts his earlier life as an achiever and “good game player” – a wealthy Harvard Professor enmeshed within materialism, success, and rational thought. Opening listeners to his nuanced view of Western Psychology, Ram Dass lays out the limitations and pitfalls of traditional success.

3. Dissatisfaction (8:27)

Outlining his dissatisfied malaise within the vapid social hierarchy at Harvard, Ram Dass details the life-changing catalyst of meeting fellow professor and far-out rascal, Timothy Leary. After recounting a harrowing flight to Mexico, Ram Dass shares Leary’s glowing review of his revolutionary first psychedelic trip on psilocybin mushrooms.

4. Turning On (20:18)

Retelling the infamous winter night in 1961 at Tim Leary’s house which would mark his groundbreaking first psilocybin experience, Ram Dass describes the metamorphic qualities encased within letting go of his roles to leave only awareness “minding the store.” Primed to the life-changing properties of the psychedelic experience, Ram Dass shares results from the psilocybin studies he and Leary succinctly began at Harvard.

5. Coming Down (42:20)

Recognizing limitations in the potential lasting effects of their otherwise enlightening psychedelic voyages—namely that what goes up, must come down—Ram Dass outlines an otherworldly LSD experiment, which despite its undaunted nature, still left them “cast out of the Kingdom of Heaven” and back into personality structures upon coming down.

6. Environmental Changes (44:01)

Meeting both internal and external roadblocks back home—and inspired by the unmistakable congruences between the psychedelic experience and Eastern spiritual literature—Ram Dass describes his first journey East to India, initially bringing LSD around to Holy People to try to find “someone who knew.”   

7. Bhagwan Das (53:52)

Noting his catalytic first meeting with Bhagavan Das at the Blue Tibetan in Nepal, Ram Dass chronicles their sadhana-focused pilgrimage through India, apexing at a small temple in the Himalayas where Bhagavan Das’ Guru—Neem Karoli Baba (Maharajji)—would open Ram Dass to a world of unconditional love, mind-stopping miracles, & intuitive wisdom beyond anything he had ever experienced.

8. Ashtanga Yoga (1:25:22)

Illustrating the peculiar spiritual scene in India which he had just been adopted into, Ram Dass discusses ashram life, shares miracle stories of Maharajji, and describes the focused sadhana training which he received from his silent teacher, Hari Das Baba.


This is a digital .mp3 audio download.
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Track Listing

  • 1. Our Story (1:20)
  • 2. Success (7:04)
  • 3. Dissatisfaction (11:50)
  • 4. Turning On (22:01)
  • 5. Coming Down (1:42)
  • 6. Environmental Changes (9:51)
  • 7. Bhagwan Das  (31:30)
  • 8. Ashtanga Yoga (18.32)

  • This is a digital .mp3 audio 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: 104 Minutes
    • Archive Material:
      • 9-15-1968 - Bucks County, PA - Bucks Seminar House
      • 8-29-1969 - Silver Spring, MD
    • Format: Digital Download .mp3 Audio

    • Published: 2021 Love Serve Remember Foundation

    • © 2021 Love Serve Remember Foundation

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    Content Description

    This is a digital .mp3 audio 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.

    "Now, though I am a beginner on the path, I have returned to the West for a time to work out karma or unfulfilled commitment. Part of this commitment is to share what I have learned with those of you who are on a similar journey. One can share a message through telling ‘our-story’ as I have just done, or through teaching methods of yoga, or singing, or making love. Each of us finds their unique vehicle for sharing with others their bit of wisdom. For me, this story is but a vehicle for sharing with you the true message . . . the living faith in what is possible."
    Ram Dass

    1. Our Story

    In what would become the classic opening lines of Be Here Now, Ram Dass illuminates the stages of his transformation from social scientist, to psychedelic voyager, to yogi. Inviting listeners beyond the politics and sensational news surrounding LSD in the 1960s, Ram Dass sets the stage to outline his internal journey from mind to heart.

    2. Success (1:21)

    Illustrating his prior relationship with success, Ram Dass depicts his earlier life as an achiever and “good game player” – a wealthy Harvard Professor enmeshed within materialism, success, and rational thought. Opening listeners to his nuanced view of Western Psychology, Ram Dass lays out the limitations and pitfalls of traditional success.

    3. Dissatisfaction (8:27)

    Outlining his dissatisfied malaise within the vapid social hierarchy at Harvard, Ram Dass details the life-changing catalyst of meeting fellow professor and far-out rascal, Timothy Leary. After recounting a harrowing flight to Mexico, Ram Dass shares Leary’s glowing review of his revolutionary first psychedelic trip on psilocybin mushrooms.

    4. Turning On (20:18)

    Retelling the infamous winter night in 1961 at Tim Leary’s house which would mark his groundbreaking first psilocybin experience, Ram Dass describes the metamorphic qualities encased within letting go of his roles to leave only awareness “minding the store.” Primed to the life-changing properties of the psychedelic experience, Ram Dass shares results from the psilocybin studies he and Leary succinctly began at Harvard.

    5. Coming Down (42:20)

    Recognizing limitations in the potential lasting effects of their otherwise enlightening psychedelic voyages—namely that what goes up, must come down—Ram Dass outlines an otherworldly LSD experiment, which despite its undaunted nature, still left them “cast out of the Kingdom of Heaven” and back into personality structures upon coming down.

    6. Environmental Changes (44:01)

    Meeting both internal and external roadblocks back home—and inspired by the unmistakable congruences between the psychedelic experience and Eastern spiritual literature—Ram Dass describes his first journey East to India, initially bringing LSD around to Holy People to try to find “someone who knew.”   

    7. Bhagwan Das (53:52)

    Noting his catalytic first meeting with Bhagavan Das at the Blue Tibetan in Nepal, Ram Dass chronicles their sadhana-focused pilgrimage through India, apexing at a small temple in the Himalayas where Bhagavan Das’ Guru—Neem Karoli Baba (Maharajji)—would open Ram Dass to a world of unconditional love, mind-stopping miracles, & intuitive wisdom beyond anything he had ever experienced.

    8. Ashtanga Yoga (1:25:22)

    Illustrating the peculiar spiritual scene in India which he had just been adopted into, Ram Dass discusses ashram life, shares miracle stories of Maharajji, and describes the focused sadhana training which he received from his silent teacher, Hari Das Baba.


    Tracks

    This is a digital .mp3 audio 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.

    Track Listing

  • 1. Our Story (1:20)
  • 2. Success (7:04)
  • 3. Dissatisfaction (11:50)
  • 4. Turning On (22:01)
  • 5. Coming Down (1:42)
  • 6. Environmental Changes (9:51)
  • 7. Bhagwan Das  (31:30)
  • 8. Ashtanga Yoga (18.32)

  • Details

    This is a digital .mp3 audio 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: 104 Minutes
    • Archive Material:
      • 9-15-1968 - Bucks County, PA - Bucks Seminar House
      • 8-29-1969 - Silver Spring, MD
    • Format: Digital Download .mp3 Audio

    • Published: 2021 Love Serve Remember Foundation

    • © 2021 Love Serve Remember Foundation

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    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.

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