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What is Ram Dass best known for?

Ram Dass (born Richard Alpert; April 6, 1931 – December 22, 2019), also known as Baba Ram Dass, was an American spiritual teacher, guru of modern yoga, psychologist, and author. His best-selling 1971 book, Be Here Now, which has been described by multiple reviewers as seminal, helped popularize Eastern spirituality and yoga in the West.

Who was Ram Dass and Richard Alpert?

The second, of Ram Dass, a humble spiritual guru who explored Hinduism in India and psychedelic drugs at Harvard. Richard Alpert’s life was relatively short in comparison, as he only existed for roughly 30 of Ram Dass’ 88 years before he assumed his new identity and died in 2019.

What happened to Baba Ram Dass?

^ Scottie Andrew (December 22, 2019). Baba Ram Dass, psychedelic pioneer and New Age guru, is dead at 88. CNN.com. Retrieved December 22, 2019.

What is Ram Dass’s Be Here Now?

Be Here Now, Ram Dass’s monumentally influential and seminal work, still stands as the highly readable centerpiece of Western articulation of Eastern philosophy, and how to live joyously a hundred percent of the time in the present, luminous or mundane.

How did Ram Dass change the world?

In India, he met his guru, Neem Karoli Baba, affectionately known as Maharajji, who gave Ram Dass his name, 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.

What is Ram Dass doing in Maui?

Ram Dass moved to Maui in 2004, and began hosting personal and public retreats and events for spiritual seekers, continuing his long-standing legacy of sharing his heart and life with anyone who wanted to access his teachings and his heart.

What happened to Ram Dass?

Baba Ram Dass, psychedelic pioneer and New Age guru, is dead at 88. CNN.com. Retrieved December 22, 2019. ^ Davidson, Alan (April 2001). Holy Man Sighted at Gay Porn House: Ram Dass talks about his life as the leading teacher of Eastern thought in America ... who nobody knew was gay.

Who is Baba Ram Dass?

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 2: American spiritual teacher Baba Ram Dass (Richard Alpert) poses for a portrait at the First Unitarian Church on January 2, 1970 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Robert Altman/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

Who was Ram Dass and Richard Alpert?

The second, of Ram Dass, a humble spiritual guru who explored Hinduism in India and psychedelic drugs at Harvard. Richard Alpert’s life was relatively short in comparison, as he only existed for roughly 30 of Ram Dass’ 88 years before he assumed his new identity and died in 2019.

What did Ram Dass say about religion?

He said other religions, including the Judaism that he had rejected as a young man, were as valid as the Eastern ones. In a 1997 interview with the website Gay Today, Ram Dass said he had always been primarily homosexual, despite earlier statements that he was bisexual. “I always had a front to go to faculty dinners and things like that,” he said.

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