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Becoming Nobody

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Becoming Nobody

“An inspiring, stirringly meditative portrait of one man’s profound spiritual influence on a world that has surely needed him.” (LA Times)

We’re delighted to kick the series off this year with another cinematic visit with the beloved Ram Dass, who passed away in December. This time, the teacher and author of Be Here Now shares lessons from a lifetime of spiritual exploration—from his 1960s-era LSD experiments and hours of meditation and praying with his guru in India to his decades of leading workshops in the US and abroad. Through film clips from his talks over the years and recent conversations with filmmaker Jamie Catto, Ram Dass playfully talks about our endless and exhausting impulse to be “somebody,” even while our deeper, true self quietly awaits our arrival. Filled with laughter and love, Ram Dass shares his radiant soul as he reveals the very essence of his work in this engaging portrait.

Tickets: $10 (members), $15 (nonmembers)


Q&A with producer & friend of Ram Dass, Raghu Markus via Skype
Thursday, Feb. 6 2020, 7:15
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Raghu Markus spent two years in India with Maharaj-ji and Ram Dass. He has been involved in music and transformational media since the early 1970s, when he was program director of CKGM-FM in Montreal. He’s worked on projects featuring Ram Dass, Deepak Chopra, and Les Nubians, and in 1990 launched Triloka Records and Karuna Music in Los Angeles. For 17 years, as a leader in the development of world music, Triloka was home to such artists as Krishna Das, Hugh Masekela, Walela, and Jai Uttal. He is the Executive Director of the Love Serve Remember Foundation, and the co-founder of the Be Here Now Podcast Network, where he hosts Here & Now with Ram Dass as well as his own Mindrolling podcast.

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