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Ram Dass Tape Library
Visit the official Ram Dass Web site to get his biography, current teaching schedule and information on books, tape-recorded lectures and videos. Learn more about his guru and visit the photo gallery.

“The Strange Case of the Harvard Drug Scandal”
Published in Look magazine in 1963, this article by Andrew Weil details Richard Alpert and Timothy Leary’s studies with hallucinogens and their subsequent dismissals from Harvard University.

“No Illusions”
Read this 1963 Newsweek article to find out more about Alpert and Leary’s research and the International Federation for Internal Freedom, which they created to encourage transcendental living through drugs.

Living/Dying Project
Ram Dass helped develop this program in 1977. Today, it continues to offer spiritual support for people facing life-threatening illnesses as well as services for their caregivers.

Seva Foundation: Compassion in Action
Co-founded by Ram Dass in 1978, this Berkeley, California-based organization continues to strive to build partnerships to respond to locally defined problems with culturally sustainable solutions, both domestically and internationally. See photos and read more about Seva’s mission and programs.

Prison-Ashram Project
Co-founded by Ram Dass and now run by Bo and Sita Lozoff’s Human Kindness Foundation, this project aims to “inspire and encourage prisoners and prison staff to recognize their depth as human beings, and to behave accordingly.”

Sri Neem Karola Baba: Miracle Saint of Northern India
According to this site, “It is believed that by the time Mahraj-ji was 17 years old, he knew EVERYTHING.” Learn more about Ram Dass’ guru and his practices. View videos, picture galleries and interactive photos of ashrams and temples.

Krishna Das
Find out more about the musician whose work was featured in the film and who lived and traveled with Ram Dass. Read his bio and learn about chanting, or kirtan, part of the path of devotional yoga.

Stroke Associations

National Stroke Association
The NSA provides “expertise and leadership for those at risk, suffering or recovering” from stroke. Read FAQs on stroke definitions and symptoms, and download articles from Stroke Smart magazine.

American Stroke Association
The ASA is a division of the American Heart Association. Browse the Heart & Stroke Encyclopedia, learn about stroke treatment, support and recovery.

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
NINDS aims to reduce the burden of neurological disease by conducting and guiding research. See a list of neurological disorders from Agnosia to Zellweger Syndrome and learn more about prognosis, research developments and treatments.

Books by Ram Dass

Be Here Now
By Ram Dass
(Three River Press, 1971)
First published more than three decades ago, Ram Dass’ best-selling book has sold more than one million copies and served as a spiritual guide to many readers.

The Only Dance There Is
By Ram Dass
(Anchor/Doubleday, 1974)
Based on Ram Dass' lectures on the nature of consciousness at the Menninger Foundation in Topeka, Kansas in 1970 and at Spring Grove Hospital in Spring Grove, Maryland in 1972.

Grist for the Mill
By Ram Dass and Stephen Levine
(Orenda Unity Press, 1977)
Discussing issues of God, death, growth and reality, this book presents the philosophies and teachings of Dharma in a modern Western context.

Miracle of Love: Stories of Neem Karoli Baba
By Ram Dass
(Dutton, 1979)
A collection of anecdotes and teaching stories from the devotees of Neem Karoli Baba, otherwise known as the Maharajji.

How Can I Help?
By Ram Dass and Paul Gorman
(Knopf, 1985)
Written as a “practical helper’s companion,” this book offers inspiration, support and guidance regarding service as a spiritual path.

Journey of Awakening: A Meditator’s Guidebook
By Ram Dass
(Bantam, 1990)
Ram Dass shares his understandings of and teachings on various paths of meditative practice from mantra to tai chi.

Compassion in Action: Setting Out on the Path of Service
By Ram Dass and Mirabai Bush
(Bell Tower Press, 1995)
Ram Dass presents the history of his own spiritual journey, augmented by Bush’s suggestions of action and discussion of compassionate principles.

Still Here: Embracing Aging, Changing and Dying
By Ram Dass
(Riverhead Books, 2001)
Written after he suffered from a stroke, Ram Dass’ latest book offers insights into aging, facing death and consciousness in the face of physical challenge.


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