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. Through masterful storytelling and practical guidance, these two teachers offer an intimate, thoughtful, and uplifting exploration of the greatest of human mysteries—and show us how death gives us an unparalleled opening to cultivate gratitude, compassion, mindfulness, and an abiding joy in the simple beauty of living.
“I am going to give everyone I know a copy of Walking Each Other Home. This book, this experience, this path of confronting our fear of death, will radically improve their lives, open them to love and presence and joy. Ram Dass and Mirabai Bush show us—beautifully, deeply, and with such humor—how profound and magical our lives can be as we become less and less afraid of death. I love Ram Dass more than I can say, but at least I can manage to say, ‘Thank you, thank you, my brother, my teacher, my buddy, for your company, as I make my way home.’"
– ANNE LAMOTT
Author of Hallelujah Anyway and Traveling Mercies
“If there’s one book that should be on everyone’s bucket list, it’s Walking Each Other Home. Ram Dass and Mirabai Bush share their wisdom on dying, that singular dance we all have on our docket.”
– DANIEL GOLEMAN
Author of Emotional Intelligence and Altered Traits (with Richard Davidson)
“As Time moves through us, wearing out our bodies, it becomes more and more important to turn more deeply within and find the Timeless One in the heart, Ram Dass and Mirabai Bush point out the beauty and love to be found in living with loving awareness of the inevitable dissolution of the physical body.”
– KRISHNA DAS
“A raw diamond of a book. An invitation into love. Of course, it is a how-to manual for dying (and therefore living) and for being with the dying. It is Ram Dass and Mirabai Bush’s generous offering to walk us home. But beyond these things, it is an invitation to sit in Ram Dass’s presence as he is now. To breathe in the Grace that blows through the Maui air and that Ram Dass’s current state makes space for. If you’ve ever had the thought that you wish you could sit with Ram Dass, or your own teacher, reading this book is your chance.”
– HELEN HUNT
Actress, director, and screenwriter
“Like beautiful music, you can hear Ram Dass’s wisdom and heart full of love and Mirabai’s deep harmony.”
– JOAN BAEZ
Musician and activist
RAM DASS means “servant of God.” Born Richard Alpert, Ram Dass was the founder of the Love Serve Remember Foundation and co-founder of the Seva Foundation, the Dying Project, and the Prison Ashram Project. He was the author of the worldwide spiritual classic Be Here Now and many other books, including Be Love Now, Paths to God, Still Here, and Polishing the Mirror. For more information about Ram Dass’s teachings, visit ramdass.org.
MIRABAI BUSH teaches practices and develops programs through the application of contemplative principles and values to organizational life. She is a cofounder of the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society, founding board member of the Seva Foundation, and coauthor (with Ram Dass), of Compassion in Action. She lives in Massachusetts. More at mirabaibush.com.