Over the years Ram Dass has written many books on consciousness, love, service, devotion, and the spiritual path.

This page is a dedicated timeline that displays all of Ram Dass’ books in chronological order. From the 1960s to 2010’s Ram Dass is Here and Now through his many books on consciousness, love, and spiritual practice.

The Psychedelic Experience: A Manual Based on the Tibetan Book of the Dead

January 1, 1964

The Psychedelic Experience: A Manual Based on the Tibetan Book of the Dead

Ready to have an out of body experience? Reading The Psychedelic Experience might do just that. Psychedelic drugs served as a tool of awakening for Richard Alpert and fueled his eventual transformation into Ram Dass.

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Be Here Now

October 12, 1971

Be Here Now

If you only read one Ram Dass book, this counter-culture bible should be at the top of your list. A seminal work that has influenced countless seekers of enlightenment on their spiritual journeys, Be Here Now bridges the gap between Eastern spirituality and Western culture.

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The Only Dance There Is

January 1, 1974

The Only Dance There Is

Western psychology meets Eastern spirituality. Ram Dass invites you to celebrate the Dance of Life, which, in his own words, is “the only dance there is.”

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Grist for the Mill: Awakening to Oneness

November 1, 1977

Grist for the Mill: Awakening to Oneness

What are the risks and rewards to be found on the spiritual path? Ram Dass, with the help of Stephen Levine, guides you through a deep spiritual journey of awakening into self-discovery, and offers a universal understanding of what it means to “be” and to grow as human beings.

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Journey of Awakening: A Meditator’s Guidebook

July 11, 1978

Journey of Awakening: A Meditator’s Guidebook

Need some help getting started with meditation? Journey of Awakening is a classic guide to inner development from Ram Dass that is sure to set you on the right path.

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Miracle of Love

July 25, 1979

Miracle of Love

Are you ready to be wrapped in a blanket of love and devotion? Miracle of Love is a collection of stories compiled by Ram Dass about his guru, Neem Karoli Baba (also known as Maharajji).

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How Can I Help?

March 12, 1985

How Can I Help?

For most of us, not a day goes by where we aren’t compelled to help out in some fashion. But with so much suffering in the world, so many people in pain, the act of service is not a simple one to undertake.

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Compassion In Action: Setting Out On the Path of Service

March 1, 1992

Compassion In Action: Setting Out On the Path of Service

Ready to take a deep dive into the world of service as a spiritual path? Compassion In Action is a classic guide is for those ready to commit time and energy to relieving suffering in the world.

 

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Still Here: Embracing Age, Changing and Dying

April 27, 2000

Still Here: Embracing Age, Changing and Dying

“My interest in aging,” writes Ram Dass, “came from a personal direction: I was getting older – and so were the baby boomers, who were fast approaching fifty. In this youth-oriented culture, aging is a profound source of suffering…”

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Paths to God: Living the Bhagavad Gita

October 24, 2004

Paths to God: Living the Bhagavad Gita

For centuries, people have turned to the Bhagavad Gita for inspiration and guidance on their spiritual journeys. In Paths to God Ram Dass integrates its seemingly beyond our reach lessons into our everyday lives.

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Be Love Now: The Path of the Heart

November 1, 2010

Be Love Now: The Path of the Heart

Looking to bath in the loving awareness of Ram Dass? Check out the third book Be Love Now in the spiritual trilogy that began with Be Here Now and Still Here.

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Cookbook for Awakening

December 15, 2017

Cookbook for Awakening

Ready to live a spiritual life?  “Cookbook for Awakening” is a scrapbook of essential teachings on topics to help you become more awake in your life – and to inhabit “be here now” in a truly authentic way.

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Polishing the Mirror: How to Live from Your Spiritual Heart

August 1, 2013

Polishing the Mirror: How to Live from Your Spiritual Heart

Ready to explore the depths of consciousness and love with Ram Dass? In Polishing the Mirror, he gathers together his essential teachings for living in the eternal present, here and now.

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Walking Each Other Home

September 4, 2018

Walking Each Other Home

Are you ready to truly go home? In Walking Each Other Home, Ram Dass and Mirabai Bush explore the ways in which we can be present with dying, and help ourselves and others leave this world consciously.

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