20 Mar 2014
March 20, 2014

How I Found Out Maharajji was My Guru

From the moment I finished reading Be Here Now, back in the early 70′s, I knew my life would never be the same. Ram Dass and his story had an immediate and profound effect on my spirit. I knew Maharaj-ji was the real deal and I remember laying on my bed and wishing he could.. read more →

12 Mar 2014
March 12, 2014

Working with Your Monkey Mind

Suffering is the primary motivating factor behind spiritual practice. Few people, if any, show up just looking to broaden their horizons. Most feel like they are flying through life with their hair on fire. This has always been true, but it is particularly true of this day and age. The modern life is an impoverished.. read more →

07 Mar 2014
March 7, 2014

Meeting Neem Karoli Baba

My friend Caitanya had come to Delhi and said he wanted me to come and meet Neem Karoil Baba. He was having a problem with addiction and a devotee had suggested he go to get Baba’s blessings. “Maybe some time at an Ashram will be good for both of us. I’d love to meet Neem.. read more →

06 Feb 2014
February 6, 2014

The Gift of Impermanence

Written by Jeremiah Goodman  Far from home, I find myself wandering among the cherry blossoms here in Japan. As I walk among these living teachers of repose, I am reminded of a verse in the Tao Te Ching that says “To find your own nature, return to nature.” I am told that the people of.. read more →

29 Jan 2014
January 29, 2014

Ram Dass’ Experience Became Ours

Written by David Silver  I first met Ram Dass about thirty-five years ago at the Hilda Charlton Thursday night teaching and kirtan. A hundred seekers at St. Luke-In-The-Fields Episcopal Church on Hudson Street in Manhattan. Ram Dass had taken my friend and neighbor, Danny Goldberg, to the meeting a week or two before, and Danny.. read more →

30 Dec 2013
December 30, 2013

The Man Who Had Something

by Susan Dyment “Hey, look at that guy. I bet he’s got something.” Susan watched the black ’39 Buick cruise down Central Street past the library, past Yachipucci’s Drug, and over the bridge into West Franklin. “Let’s catch him!” The crew of straggly teenagers piled into the old Ford Fairlane parked near the benches which.. read more →

20 Dec 2013
December 20, 2013

Coming Home to my Mother

In the fall of 1996, when I was 20 years old, I was graced with an unexpected, transcendent experience that awoke me to my own eternal being and to the spiritual reality of life. It came out of nowhere (I had not consciously been seeking anything of the sort), and it changed me forever. At.. read more →

By Damon Orion – originally published at Reality Sandwich. Jim Carrey’s single greatest contribution to humanity is quite possibly his statement, “I think everybody should get rich and famous and do everything they ever dreamed of, so they can see that it’s not the answer.” In 1969, a Long Island-born bus driver named Jeff Kagel.. read more →

29 Oct 2013
October 29, 2013

Reflections

“You’re tumbling into the soup,” Ram Dass said to me during our first interaction on Skype. My initial thoughts (in this order) were: “I hope it’s not clam chowder, I can’t stand mollusks,” followed by “I think this work is going to change my life forever.” When I started working for the Love Serve Remember.. read more →