Written by Ram Dass
Ram Dass, one of America’s most beloved spiritual figures, has made his mark on the world by teaching the path of the heart and promoting service in the areas of social consciousness and care for the dying for over forty years. Ram Dass first went to India in 1967 when he was still Dr. Richard Alpert, an eminent Harvard psychologist and psychedelic pioneer with Dr.Timothy Leary.
In India he met his guru, Neem Karoli Baba, affectionately known as Maharajji, who gave Ram Dass his name, meaning “servant of God.” Then everything changed – his intense dharmic life began, and he became a pivotal influence on a culture that has reverberated with the words “Be Here Now” from his iconic book, ever since. Ram Dass has been a guiding light for three generations, carrying millions along the journey, helping to free them from their bonds as he has worked his way through his own.
With the publication in 2011 of Be Love Now Ram Dass completes his trilogy that began with Be Here Now in 1970 and continued with Still Here in 2004. He now makes his home in Maui and teaches world wide through his website RamDass.org and also continues the work of Neem Karoli Baba through his Love Serve Remember Foundation.