Ram Dass Interview, Maui 2010
The following videos document the interview I conducted with Ram Dass at his home on the island of Maui.
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As I mention in video #1 – his book Be Here Now was one of the matches that re-ignited the spiritual flame within me. I was seventeen when I attended my first yoga class in New York City. There was a well-thumbed copy of Be Here Now on the bookshelf outside the yoga room.
I’d sit on the couch before (and often long after) class – reading and re-reading the text. The images and stories called to my soul. And of course, the experience of practice confirmed that these weren’t just tall tales. (P.S. Don’t miss video #6 – music, mantra . . . bliss.)
Video #1: Ram Dass describes the Loving Awareness method.
Video #2: Ram Dass places a photo of George Bush on his meditation altar. Why? To practice unconditional love and to learn to look past his own reactivity to see with the eyes of the soul.
Video #3: Ram Dass explores the paradox of choice and surrender.
Video #4: Ram Dass goes more deeply into the understanding of spiritual surrender.
Video #5: Ram Dass describes the maturing nature of his relationship with the guru.
Video #6: A shared experience of mantra.