In the last six years Ram Dass has shifted his models of communication. It is now through digital media and the internet that he spends most of his time teaching and sharing.
At the beginning of his journey when “Be Here Now” was published, radio was a big part of how people discovered Ram Dass. I was the program director of a free-form rock radio station in Montreal Quebec when I met Ram Dass and was transformed by his story, his honesty, his wisdom and his humor. After interviewing him at the station we began to broadcast his recorded lectures alongside Dylan, Hendrix and The Dead.
This podcast is a product of that time – when we were mixing Ram Dass’ story of transformation with music and DJ interludes. It’s also a reflection of my journey to the East- my tracking Ram Dass down in India and following him to the foothills of the Himalayas which lead to my encounter with Neem Karoli Baba.
When Ram Dass came back after first meeting his Guru he was told not to mention him at all when he got back to America. But that’s all Ram Dass did when he came back home. The models may have shifted for Ram Dass, but his desire to share the wisdom he has gathered over the years has remained.
Raghu Markus, Host of Ram Dass Here and Now