"Compassion is bringing our deepest truth into our actions because that is ultimately what we have to give this world and one another.”
– Ram Dass
Dear spiritual family and beloved friends,
Walking to his parent’s house one snow-covered Boston night in 1961, after his first psilocybin experience with Tim Leary and Allen Ginsberg, Ram Dass decided, in his newly reclaimed intuitive heart-awareness, that he would shovel snow from their drive. His parents, in their rational rigidity, exclaimed from an upper window, “Come to bed, nobody shovels snow at 3 am!”
Responding with a playful, humorous dance around his shovel, Ram Dass looked up to see them laughing now as well, enveloped in his contagious, spontaneous warmth. As Meher Baba said, “Love is self-communicative: Those who do not have it catch it from those who have it.”
That spark Ram Dass shared with his parents is the same love-for-love’s-sake that he imbued in those who encountered his teachings. Whether you were initially inspired by his lectures, retreats, or catalog of books, it is safe to say that Ram Dass has continued to stoke the fire of love, devotion, compassion, and service in hearts spanning manifold generations.
“Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.” – The Buddha
The Love Serve Remember Foundation is dedicated to keeping the fire kindled by preserving and continuing the teachings of Ram Dass and Neem Karoli Baba through our free daily digital offerings, online courses, events, fellowship community gatherings, podcasts, and collaborations with artists and musicians. In this challenging year, we also hosted two free virtual public retreats, connecting nearly 200,000 seekers from 167 different countries.
It takes a village: When you support LSRF, you are supporting our ever-growing team of hardworking creators, dedicated to sowing the seeds of love, wisdom and connection into our community, and beyond. Through our outreach, your gift has the potential to bring others home.
We humbly ask you to consider continuing your generous support by offering a donation that reflects the value that these teachings bring to your daily life. Your support enables us to continue freely sharing the wisdom of Ram Dass, Neem Karoli Baba, and our family of teachers.
Visit RamDass.org/Give or simply text “give2020” to 91999 on your smartphone to donate securely via mobile. If you prefer to send a check in the mail, our mailing address is below.
In deep gratitude,
Raghu Markus and the Love Serve Remember Foundation Board and Staff
Gratitude from the LSRF Community:
“I love how relevant this teaching is to our time right now. And I too believe that each small gift of kindness echoes far out like a ripple effect to the Universe. The more we do the easier it is to open our hearts even wider. Thank you for this.” - J.S.H.
“This is a great opportunity to continue our relationship with Ram Dass and his beautiful thinking. You cannot out-give the universe. Namaste.” - D.H.
"You guys do amazing things by sharing and making available so much love, insight and not just knowledge, but the tools to access this love in a real down to earth way.” - M
“From the first moment hearing Ram Dass talk, I was instantly drawn in. I appreciate all LSR Foundation does to preserve his teachings and share in various forms for us to keep growing, together. Can’t wait to start this Seva path and walk along with you all.” - J.D.
“To say this course changed my life is an understatement. Thank you for the wonderful work you and your team do, and thank you for helping carry on the legacy and teachings of Ram Dass. Many blessings to you.” - A.L.
“My heart is full of gratitude and love for this beautiful place to share the wisdom of our paths. Thank you for your service in provision of this space where we may share our diversity within the paradox of oneness.” - S. K.
Header Image: Ram Dass & Mirabai Bush, dear friend & Chairperson of LSRF.