Ram Dass, Beloved Spiritual Teacher, Has Died

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Ram Dass, Beloved Spiritual Teacher, Has Died

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did you know lsd was legal in the us till 1968?

wrote a fine book,(be here now) and gave a dam nice presentation.

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If there is an enduring figure emblematic of the consciousness revolution of the 1960s and 70s, it is arguably the Harvard professor and LSD researcher-turned-spiritual leader born Richard Alpert but known the world over as Ram Dass. With Timothy Leary, his colleague in the Harvard psychology department, he forever changed a generation of Americans through his explorations with psilocybin, LSD-75, and other psychedelics before reinventing himself as a spiritual teacher and humanitarian—a bhakti yogi with love as his path. When Ram Dass died on Sunday evening, one of the most beloved voices of the counterculture fell silent. He was 88 years old.
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"Be Here Now" had a major influence on me as a teenager. I still have a digital copy of it somewhere.

Every time you saw him in the media he had a huge grin.

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Baba Rum Das...RIP
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It was my impression at the time that he was one of the first of the psychedelic gurus to disavow strong drugs and recommend a different path, Be Here Now.
I remember being slightly disappointed to hear that back then - but he was right.
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Wow. RIP. Another icon gone.
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sorry, wrong thread
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