East Forest x Ram Dass: An album in four parts 2019

Ram Dass Words of Wisdom Set to Music by East Forest

Chapter I
Chapter II

Ram Dass and composer East Forest join forces for a full length album.  

In June 2018, East Forest was invited to Ram Dass’ home in Maui to join in conversation and record brand new teachings from the legendary teacher. 

After capturing these words of wisdom, East Forest returned to his studio in the high desert of Southern Utah to compose the soundtrack for Ram Dass' wisdom.

The collaborative work features topics around technology, nature, soul, death, psilocybin, the idea of guru, circular thinking, witness consciousness, karma, the mind, as well as classic Ram Dass stories from his early journeys in India and more.

About the Album:

East Forest x Ram Dass

East Forest x Ram Dass will be released in four chapters  

Chapter I – January 25, 2019  

Chapter II – March 22, 2019  

Chapter III – June 21, 2019  

Chapter IV (full length album) – August 9, 2019  


East Forest scored music to accompany each teaching in a wide range of influences — from contemporary classical to chillwave electronica, electro-acoustic to stripped back piano songs.  

The new East Forest record also features guest appearances from the likes of Trevor Hall and Grammy nominated artist, Krishna Das, all framing Ram Dass’ teachings with contemporary voices and cementing Ram Dass into an echelon of relevancy and immediacy — offering a direct antidote for a highly polarized nation that is deeply in need of a universal voice of wisdom, connection and unconditional love.  

Listen to Chapter I Here
East Forest x Ram Dass Ch 1

Mind Karma feat. Trevor Hall (Music Video)

Enjoy the music video for Mind Karma feat. Trevor Hall. In this song, Ram Dass is speaking to how "Our Karma is Our Mind" and how we need a clearer view in order to see God.

I Am Loving Awareness feat. Krishna Das

Premiere track from the East Forest x Ram Dass album, is "I Am Loving Awareness" is a collaboration with acclaimed musician, Krishna Das

"As you’ll hear from “I Am Loving Awareness,” the track shared here, the music is a beautiful wash of violin drones, piano and wordless vocals provided by devotional singer Krishna Das. 

Popping up through it all like little bursts of color is Ram Dass, letting us know that one simple way to “get out of our minds, our thinking minds,” is to use the song’s title as a mantra."

-Robert Ham, Paste Magazine


East Forest x Ram Dass - Chapter II

Listen to Chapter II Here

"Sharing and generosity are expressions of compassion from the soul,” Ram Dass says of the album. “The unconditional love that I received from my guru, Neem Karoli Baba, continues to be shared through the words and music on this album."

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