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born James Lytton. he was still Dr. He was given the name Rameshwar Das by Neem Karoli Baba at that time. and has made his mark on the world by teaching people and promoting service in the areas of ecology. Richard Alpert. which means “servant of God. Co-author Rameshwar Das. In India. Ram Dass first went to India in 1967. who gave Ram Dass his name. an eminent Harvard psychologist and psychedelic pioneer with Dr. Neem Karoli Baba.Timothy Leary. At the time. and care for the dying.” On his return from India. including the original box that became Be Here Now and the Love Serve Remember set of recordings. He met Ram Dass in 1967 soon after his first trip to India. carrying along millions on the journey. affectionately known as Maharajji. works as a photographer and writer. he met his guru. socially conscious business practices. and lived in India himself from 1970-72. Ram Dass became a pivotal influence on a culture that has reverberated with the words “Be Here Now” ever since. . helping free them from their bonds as he has worked his way through his own. He has worked on several projects with Ram Dass.RAM DASS: A Biography Ram Dass is one of America’s most beloved spiritual figures. Ram Dass’s spirit has been a guiding light for four generations. He now makes his home in Maui.

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deep insights. and over the years has sold (and continues to sell) more than two million copies. the founder of Siddha Yoga. and John of God. Ram Dass shows us the way to unconditional spiritual love through personal anecdotes. Ram Dass’s Be Here Now became the counter-culture bible for thousands of young people seeking enlightenment in the midst of the darkness of Vietnam. and stories. death. As an iconic guru for the Boomer generation. It was a pioneering bridge. Ram Dass takes us through pitfalls on the path and paints a view of what an actual state of enlightenment might be like. translating states of consciousness as he so ably does. starting with his days as Harvard psychologist and psychedelic in-venturer and continuing through his encounter with his guru. Ram Dass tracks the stages of his own awakening. . The different stages of realization. In Be Love Now. Ram Dass has lectured and led retreats all over the world. from the psychedelic sixties to Eastern spirituality. He explores his experiences with other teachers such as Swami Muktananda. Be Love Now is the third book in a spiritual trilogy that started with Be Here Now followed by Still Here—a four-decade pilgrimage across cultures and spiritual traditions. and perspectives on his visionary experiences. the contemporary Brazilian healer. his struggles. and reincarnation are all brought into the context of spiritual evolution. With wry humor. written in colloquial language.BE LOVE NOW: Quick Take In 1970.

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40th Anniversary of the Original BE HERE NOW: The eBook On the occasion of the fortieth anniversary of the publication of the original and iconic Be Here Now. HarperOne brings you the enhanced electronic version of the classic volume. Forty years later. still stands as the highly readable centerpiece of Western articulation of Eastern philosophy. Be Here Now continues to be the instruction manual of choice for generations of spiritual seekers. Ram Dass’s monumentally influential and seminal work. luminous or mundane. Being here now is still being here now. and how to live joyously 100 percent of the time in the present. it’s still part of the timeless present. This special edition will contain: Archival video and photographs of Ram Dass Free music from Krishna Das Audio of the introduction to Be Love Now Graphic-oriented promotional video featuring a visual “tour” of the original book Be Here Now. .

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This led him eastward. an international service organization designed to fight poverty and aid with health care and environmental issues the world over. 1976: Ram Dass went on to help found the Dying Project. Present: Ram Dass’s work continues to be a path of teaching and inspiration to many. Alpert and Leary were dismissed from Harvard. 2004: The after-effects of the stroke have changed his life. psychedelic work turned out to be a prelude to spiritual seeking. designed to help prison inmates grow spiritually during their incarceration. where he encountered his guru.TIMELINE: Ram Dass Facts 1961: While at Harvard. Ram Dass collaborated with Timothy Leary and others to pursue intensive research with psilocybin and LSD. which left him paralyzed on the right side of his body. Ram Dass was forced to curtail travel and focus on recovering his health. 1997: Ram Dass suffered a near-fatal stroke. Leary and Alpert then went from being academics to counter-culture icons. which continues to help many cope with and transcend the end of life. Neem Karoli Baba. Following an illness. 1974: Ram Dass created the Hanuman Foundation/Prison Ashram Project. and transformed from Richard Alpert to Ram Dass. but he continues to share and teach. The Internet is a new vehicle for Ram Dass to share his being via the Be Here Now social network! . giving people a way to deal with suffering and death. 1978: Ram Dass is a co-founder and advisory board member of the Seva Foundation. 1963: Because of the highly controversial nature of their research. 1967: For Ram Dass.

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Love and Namaste. exploring the heart connections that opened me to the Spirit on my first journey there. I have been feeling this book coming full circle on my spiritual journey.A Special Note from Ram Dass March 2010 Dear Harper Salespeople. deepening in love. Thank you for your efforts on behalf of our new book. . It’s been taking me back to the amazing beings in India that originally inspired me. I hope it will help others on their way. too—perhaps even you! It’s my way of sending love out into the world. Be Love Now. and bringing it all together with where I am now.

99 Rel.BE LOVE NOW | ISBN 13: 9780061961373 | Price: $27.: November 2010 .: 10/6/10 | On Sale: 10/26/10 | Pub.