Ram Dass

Healthy Living
“We’re all just walking each other home.” ― Ram Dass We went around the room, one by one answering the question proposed
Healthy Living
Researchers are working with religious teachers to better understand the healing potential of hallucinogens.
GPS for the Soul
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Daily existence is filled with constant struggles that not only preoccupy our time but overwhelm our minds with worries and obligations (like the impending doom of our upcoming election).
Wellness
To the best of my knowledge, there are no studies unequivocally proving (holding all other variables constant) that meditation
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A good way to practice mindfulness or 'being here now' is by cultivating self-awareness techniques. Self-awareness is about having a clear perception of who you are -- your personality, strengths, weaknesses, idiosyncrasies, motivations, and how in touch you are with your emotional well-being.
Religion
For us in the West especially, where there is so much self-judgment, ambition and confusion. To have compassion and loving kindness be the basis for wise attention changes everything.
Wellness
The wise, old, spiritual teacher Ram Dass says, "We're all just walking each other home." That's how I feel about my role as a caregiver. I'm just walking my mother home.
Women
When the masculine and feminine energies in each of us are in harmony then we will see this mirrored back to us with healthier relationships, less violence in the news, more creative solutions for the environment, and more loving exchanges in both the home and the workplace.
Wellness
The more we remain openhearted to ourselves the more available we are to others. We must first become our own best friend so that we are better poised to make a difference in our lives and the lives of others and ultimately impact the greater good for all.
Entertainment
I love passionate people. I am inspired by people who fly without a net, who would rather perish than compromise their integrity and devotion, who do not cease from exploration, who do not have a Plan B.
GPS for the Soul
Throughout my life, my wise father used to say that "They put their pants on one leg at a time, just like you do," so that I wouldn't be intimidated by anyone. Little did he know what he was preparing me for.
Wellness
Mindfulness is all the rage these days -- and many people use this term interchangeably with the word "meditation." While there are forms of meditation that invoke mindfulness, we can also practice mindful awareness in everyday activities and interactions.
Wellness
Think of the last time you showed up to meet friends at a cool new restaurant and beat them there. Did you check out the decor? People watch? Peruse the menu? Maybe, but as soon as the tiniest bit of social anxiety or discomfort creeps in, out comes the iPhone...
Religion
All religious traditions are different in important and often disturbing ways. And yet, when diligently pursued to their innermost depths, they meet, like rivers in an ocean, in oneness and universal love.
Religion
I first met Ram Dass at the Lama Foundation in the mountains of Northern New Mexico when I was fourteen, and our paths have intertwined ever since.