Ram Dass and his unusual life
"We're sitting under the tree of our thinking minds, wondering why we're not getting any sunshine." Ram Dass
"The heart surrenders everything to the moment. The mind judges and holds back." Ram Dass
Richard Alpert was born on April 6, Pandora Murano Glass Bead 067 1931, into Pandora Alphabet Bead Letter Pandora Silver Guitar Gray Charm 054 D Silver a prominent Jewish family in Massachusets. He received an excellent education eventually earning a doctorate in psychology from Stanford University. Shortly thereafter, Alpert accepted a position as a therapist at Harvard.
While at Harvard, Alpert met Dr. Timothy Leary and the two men began doing research together on a variety of hallucinogens. They eventually confined their research to the study of LSD. As you can imagine, their research quickly became controversial and disruptive. It wasn't too long before both men were formally dismissed from the university.
Alpert and Leary soon relocated to a privately owned mansion where they continued their drug experiments. Their activities attracted a plethora of famous musicians, poets, and intellectuals. But after awhile, the two men began to grow apart. Alpert became increasingly drawn to spiritual life Hinduism in particular. So the two partners separated.
Traveling to India in 1967, Alpert met the spiritual guru, Neem Karoli Baba, better known in the Pandora Silver Guitar Gray Charm 054 West as Maharaj ji. It was Maharaj ji who gave Alpert the name Ram Dass which translates as "servant of Lord Rama." Ram Dass also trained in Pandora Silver Guitar Gray Charm 054 raja yoga and ahimsa while in Pandora Silver Guitar Gray Charm 054 India. These experiences were life changing for Ram Dass inspiring him to write the spiritual classic, Be Here Now. This wonderful book teaches that each and every moment is of infinite significance and that each one of us is a manifestation of God. where he founded several charitable foundations that promote health, education, Pandora Silver Guitar Gray Charm 054 and spiritual well being. Ram Dass suffered a debilitating stroke in 1997 and has lectured since then only as his health has permitted. The 2002 biographical film, Fierce Grace tells the story of Richard Alpert's journey to Thomas Sabo Charms Red Disco Ball becoming Ram Dass as well as the mental and physical challenges encountered in recovering from severe tiffany rings cheap stroke.