The Love Serve Remember Foundation is dedicated to preserving and continuing the teachings of Neem Karoli Baba and Ram Dass. The foundation facilitates the continuation of these teachings through online courses, blog content, films, podcasts, vast social network channels and collaborative projects with conscious artists and musicians. In addition the Love Serve Remember Foundation sponsors retreats led by Ram Dass and featuring other esteemed spiritual teachers on Maui.
Board of Directors
Raghvindra Das/Mitchell Markus, Executive Director
Raghu Markus spent two years in India with Maharaji and Ram Dass. He has been involved in music and transformational media since the early 1970s when he was program director of CKGM-FM in Montreal. In 1974 he collaborated with Ram Dass on the box set Love Serve Remember. In 1990 he launched Triloka Records and Karuna Music in Los Angeles, California. Triloka established itself as a critical leader in the development of world music and for 17 years was home to such artists as Krishna Das, Hugh Masekela, Walela, Jai Uttal and transformational media projects that featured Ram Dass, Deepak Chopra, and Les Nubians. He owns Yatra Media and lives in Ojai, CA.
Rameshwar Das/James Lytton, Secretary/Vice President
Rameshwar Das met Ram Dass in 1967 soon after his return from India, and spent time with Maharaji in India from 1970-72. His principle vocation has been as a photographer, primarily free lance including for the New York Times. He has taught photography and photo-journalism, and has also worked as an environmentalist and writer. Over the years Ramesh has collaborated on several projects with Ram Dass including the original collection of manuscripts that became Be Here Now, the Love Serve Remember box set of recordings, and is the co-author of Ram Dass’ newer books, Be Love Now and Polishing the Mirror. He lives with his wife and children on Long Island in New York.
Mirabai Bush, Treasurer
Mirabai Bush is co-author, with Ram Dass, of Compassion in Action: Setting Out on the Path of Service and Walking Each Other Home. She is a devotee of Maharaj-ji and spent time with him in India from 1971 to 1972. She is also Senior Fellow and founder of the Center on Contemplative Mind in Society, which encourages contemplative practice and perspective in American life in order to create a more just, compassionate and reflective society. The center has created the Association for Contemplative Mind in Higher Education, a network of scholars, teachers, and administrators. Mirabai has also worked with Google on a workplace course called Search Inside Yourself and with the US Army on a program for chaplains and medics. She formerly directed the Seva Foundation Guatemala Project, which supports sustainable agriculture and integrated community development. She is editor of Contemplation Nation: How Ancient Practices are Changing the Way We Live, co-author of Contemplative Practices in Higher Education: Powerful Methods To Transform Teaching and Learning, and author of Working with Mindfulness (CD). She lives with her partner in Western Massachusetts.
Gopal/Paul Singer, Esq.
Paul Singer met Ram Dass after graduating with an advanced degree in tax law in 1970, and traveled to India to spend time with Maharaj-ji. He returned to Rhode Island, and has practiced law for 35 years, working with environmental entrepreneurs and non-profit education organizations, later emphasizing environmental legal advocacy, litigation and land preservation. He helped preserve an integral part of the largest unfragmented forest between Boston and New York, and the core of a Federal Wildlife Preserve in Charlestown, RI. In the 1980s he worked on restoration of historic buildings in Westerly, RI. He is on the board of the Neem Karoli Baba Ashram in Taos, NM, and helped establish and fund the ongoing Westerly Shakespeare in the Park festival, an outdoor Shakespeare festival.
Jared (Gagan) Levy
Jared sits on the board of directors for the prestigious Social Venture Network, a premier socially responsible business community, and for the Love Serve Remember (Ram Dass’) Foundation. He is an adjunct professor for the University of Colorado advertising program and is founder and CEO of Guru Media Solutions, a nimble, mindfully different strategic marketing agency focusing on empowering movements and purpose driven brands.
His past is rooted in digital marketing across the music and entertainment industry where he grew and sold his digital publicity agency (working on EMI, Warner and many major artists) to a major label. He then moved into working with larger conscious food and beverage brands (Jamba Juice, LunaBar, CPK, etc) with co-owned creative agency, Neighbor Agency, which was sold to a holding company in 2014.
He has led ground breaking communications and digital marketing campaigns for a wide array of clients including Obama 08’, 1% For the Planet, Echoing Green, MPAA, Safeway, UCLA and many others. He is recognized as a leader in digital marketing and creative strategy and is regularly invited to speak at large corporate events and universities.
Chris & Mike Janeczko, Hari & Lakshmi Cianciulli, Mohan Baum, Rev. Michael Beckwith, Chuck Blitz, Frank Ostaseski, Mirabai Starr, Rose Boyle, Girija Brilliant, Larry Brilliant, Malik Cotter, Mike Crall, Krishna Das, Surya Das, Rukmini Forrest, Bernie Glassman Roshi, Joseph Goldstein, Dan and Tara Goleman, Wavy Gravy, Stan Grof, Rita Ryan, Joan Halifax, Charlie Halpern, Peggy Hitchcock, Jack Kornfield, Trudy Goodman, Steve Jones, Bokara Legendre, Mickey Lemle, Tom Lesser, Dasi Ma Murphy, Josh Mailman, Bruce Margolin, Parvati Markus, Sunanda Markus, Sarasawati Markus, Ralph Metzner, Raj Rajan, Stefan Rechtschaffen, Barbara Hoffman, Ira Rose, Krishna Kumar Sah, Sharon Salzberg, Ananda Tary