23 Aug 2012
August 23, 2012

Episode 17 – Yoga of Relationships

Ram Dass talks about relationships as a triangle with the third side of the triangle being shared awareness. He also talks about how the relationship of Guru and devotee has nothing to do with intellect. Raghu talks about Maharaji marrying westerners and relates a story of first being in India and meeting a Swami and.. read more →

16 Mar 2012
March 16, 2012

The Idea of Soul Mates

Question: The problem seems to be that when you are in a relationship, in the beginning everything is happening, but when you marry that person it changes. I’ve been in several relationships, major relationships, I’ve been married and divorced twice and I’m searching for something special. Something I’m told is called a “soul mate”. Do.. read more →

I have never had the pleasure of meeting Ram Dass in person. When I was 13, my parents sent me to yoga and meditation classes because they thought I had insomnia and it would help. (What they didn’t know was that I was desperately bored in school and reading science fiction books by flashlight all.. read more →

29 Feb 2012
February 29, 2012

When Emotion Overtakes You

Question:  Is there a special technique or method to help when we are overtaken by emotion? Ram Dass:   The question was, are there spiritual techniques when you are overcome by emotion?  Well, I’ll tell you, as your practice gets more and more powerful, what happens is you see the stuff as it starts before it.. read more →

19 Jul 2011
July 19, 2011

Love is the Most Powerful Medicine

In relationships, when the other person doesn’t fit into your model of how heaven would be, you don’t have to play God. You just have to love individual differences and appreciate them the way they are. Because love is the most powerful medicine. read more →

06 Jul 2011
July 6, 2011

When I Look at Relationships

Image Credit: Annie B - www.annieb-art.co.uk Question: How can we maintain our own integrity or identity in a relationship, especially a close one, without compromising the integrity of others? Ram Dass: Which you do you want to preserve?    Let me play with it a little bit.   When I look at relationships, my own and others, I.. read more →

02 Jun 2011
June 2, 2011

The Idea of a Soul Mate

Question: The problem seems to be that when you are in a relationship, in the beginning everything is happening, but when you marry that person it changes.  I’ve been in several relationships, major relationships, and been married and divorced twice and I’m searching for something special.  Something I’ve been told has been called a soul.. read more →

Ram Dass: Always Here, Always Now View the WHOLE LIFE TIMES BLOG HERE Forty years ago, a little paperbound book was published with a simple title and message, Be Here Now. In the three words of its title, the author succinctly summed-up one of the core values of a “conscious” life before he even got to.. read more →

21 Mar 2010
March 21, 2010

The Eightfold Bath of the Upper Middle Way

  The question is about the balance between inner work (work on yourself) and outer work.  I’ll tell you, each person has got to intuitively trust themselves about where they are and what they can handle. Say you join the anti-WIIP (Nuclear waste disposal issue).  Or you join the Central American Committee or something.  You.. read more →