Honoring where you are in this moment

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Past, present, and future are all here – you just have the illusion of going through time and going through incarnation, but when you are fully awakened out of that, you realize that it was here all the time, all of it was here, and the fact that you think you’re on a time trail… Read more »

Using Intuition on the Spiritual Path

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Let’s talk about what the term ‘outgrown’ means, because if the practice is a true yoga, it can take you all the way to enlightenment. Now, if that’s the case, what does it mean to say, ‘I’ve outgrown my practice?’ Does it mean you got enlightened? Usually not. What it means is that from where… Read more »

The practice of “Be Here Now.”

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As you study the way in which your mind works, the way in which a concentrated mind deals with the world, as opposed to a diffused mind, then you see the way in which this lack of being able to be at the office when you’re at the office, or at home when you’re at… Read more »

Are there benefits of a daily spiritual practice?

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Are there benefits in creating a daily practice? Well, I have two answers. I mean, the ‘up level’ answer is that it doesn’t matter. The answer most of us want to hear, and we need is ‘Yes’. It’s absolutely wonderful to have a daily practice, because most of us are very deeply in the world…. Read more »

Ep. 104 – Mindfulness and Food

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Ram Dass is joined by a young Joseph Goldstein and Jack Kornfield for a meaningful talk about mindfulness and food. This discussion on mindfulness and food is part of the Naropa University Bhagavad Gita Sessions of 1974. We are given a new perception of what it is that we are eating. Ram Dass, Joseph, and… Read more »

The First Meeting with Maharajji

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Well, it happened like this… I’m on the plane in India, I am with a friend who wants to go up to the mountains to see his Hindu Guru. I don’t want to go, but he wants to use the car that I’m taking care of for a friend, so I’m trapped, and I’m burned… Read more »

Ep. 106 – Who Are You?

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In this talk from 1976, Ram Dass talks about what we are beyond this lifetime and asks, Who Are You? Time after time we have experienced a cycle of birth and death. Each time we are born into a new identity and cling to that incarnation as if it was all we had, until the moment… Read more »

Coming to Terms with Suffering and Injustice

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The issue of integrity was haunting me. The issue of living my life in a way that doesn’t acknowledge what I know. I am part of the small percentage of the universe, of this world, of the 7 billion people of this world, that uses an inordinately large amount of resources. I am part of… Read more »

Holding the Horrible and the Beautiful Together

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All of these practices that alter consciousness and open the heart and quiet the mind – all the meditative practices, all the ways of serving as a yoga to awaken, the karma yoga that I do… All of that stuff, all of it slowly, slowly starts to establish you in the part of your awareness… Read more »