11 Sep 2013
September 11, 2013

Finding a Way to be With Death

Aging gives us a chance to learn to use the shadows in our life as vehicles for our awakening — and the longest shadow of all is death. How you relate to death is the key spiritual work of aging. And how you see death is a function of how much you identify with that.. read more →

04 Sep 2013
September 4, 2013

Cultivating the Witness

One way to get free of attachment is to cultivate the witness consciousness, to become a neutral observer of your own life. The witness place inside you is simple awareness, the part of you that is aware of everything — just noticing, watching, not judging, just being present, being here now. The witness is actually.. read more →

Ram Dass discusses the topics of his new book, Polishing the Mirror. Moments of boundless love and realization do occur spontaneously, but it is our daily life practice that clarifies the mind and heart. Ram Dass’ new book Polishing the Mirror (set for release August 1st) points to the possibility of true transformation from the.. read more →

31 Jul 2013
July 31, 2013

Being With What Is

Expand your perception of the world to include the horrible beauty of decay. Look at decay and see how beautiful it is in its own way. My dear friend Laura Huxley had a collection of beautiful pharmaceutical jars in her kitchen over the sink. She’d taken old beet greens and orange peels and things and.. read more →

24 Jul 2013
July 24, 2013

The Wheel of Illusion

A soul takes human birth in order to have a series of experiences through which it will awaken out of its illusion of separateness. The physical experience of being incarnated is the curriculum, and the purpose of the course is to awaken us from the illusion that we are the incarnation. Spiritual practices are tools.. read more →

17 Jul 2013
July 17, 2013

Nectar of the Living Spirit Meditation

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10 Jul 2013
July 10, 2013

Kirtan with Krishna Das

Kirtan is Hindu devotional chanting of the names of God. It is a spiritual practice that will open your heart and quiet your mind. Krishna Das is the master of kirtan who’s heart songs open the channels to god… read more →

03 Jul 2013
July 3, 2013

How were the Biscuits?

Maharaji just knew everything… Ram Dass – Santa Barbara, California, 1987 read more →

26 Jun 2013
June 26, 2013

Meeting Maharaji

The night before I met Maharaji, I went outside to go to the bathroom. Under the star-filled Indian skies, I thought about my mother who died the previous year of cancer of the spleen. As I was thinking about her, I experienced the powerful feeling of her presence. Telling no one, I kept this meaningful.. read more →

19 Jun 2013
June 19, 2013

Ram Dass One-Pointed Breath Meditation

This meditation is drawn from Theravada (Southern Buddhism) called “Anapana” – just bringing you to right here, and it’s done through the breath. Out of all of our individual differences, what is common to us is we are all breathing in, breathing out. read more →