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Ram Dass on Unconditional Love, Surrender, and Transformation
In his posthumous memoir, Being Ram Dass, the beloved cultural and spiritual icon and bestselling author of Be Here Now, shares his experience of his journey from the mind to the heart, from the ego to the soul.
Music Review: Ram Dass
An album called Ram Dass celebrates Ram Dass, but with some unexpected twists.
Ram Dass: An Appreciation
With the passing of beloved spiritual figure and counterculture icon Ram Dass, we look back on some of the times we spoke with him.
Ram Dass Explores the Essence of Mindfulness
There’s no philosophy about this, it’s a simple quieting of the mind.
Questions for Ram DassWhen you describe your first encounter with your guru, Neem Karoli Baba, the writing is so vivid, you seem to be reliving the experience. Does the encounter come to life anew each …
Ram Dass’ Greatest Teaching
“This one line has done more to shape my teaching than any other.”
Better Souls than Roles: An Interview with Ram DassRam Dass, which means “servant of God,” was born Richard Alpert into a Jewish family in Newton, Massachusetts, in 1931. He earned a PhD in psychology at Stanford and began his spir…
Exploring the Power of Intuition
Within the quietness of mind you hear a kind of deeper process, a deeper wisdom.
Methods for Strengthening Our Faith
At certain stages of the journey your faith is strong, but then sometimes it quivers a little bit, so you have to find ways to explore your doubts.
Exploring the Mechanics of Thought
It is a much better strategy to focus on the mechanics of thought, rather than the content of thought.
Finding Clarity in Meditation: Acknowledging Our Defense Mechanisms
To really let something go, you have to acknowledge it.
Different Ways to Work With the Universe
Here's a great opportunity in terms of practice to explore the different levels of perceiving and working with the universe.
How to Cultivate Mindfulness by Listening to Your Thoughts
Try this exercise to develop mindfulness by meditating on one’s thoughts.
Polishing the MirrorPolishing the Mirror: How to Live from Your Spiritual HeartBy Ram Dass with Rameshwar Das; Sounds True PublishingConsidering his long-standing advice to “be here now,” the spiritua…
The Art of Escaping Reactivity
How do you cultivate the quietness of your being?
What is the Power of the Breath?
Every time your mind wanders, use your breath to bring your focus back.
Seeing Yourself in Another
Your ability to see the soul and subtlety inside of another person is in part dependent on your ability to acknowledge it in yourself.
How do we learn to fulfill our roles without being trapped by them?
How to trust your own intuitive heart as to what you listen to and where you go.
How does your reaction to change affect your life experience?
How do you react to change?
Meds & Consciousness
Listening in on a great conversation between Ram Dass and Mirabai Bush
Podcast: Comforting Silence with Mirabai Bush
Mirabai Bush shares revelations about dying and living from her close relationship with Ram Dass and shares a special practice preparing for death.
Breath as Prayer
Many forms of prayer take the same amount of time to complete. The amount of time, it turns out, has powerful physiological benefits.
Book Review: Love EveryoneLove Everyoneby Parvati MarkusHarper OneMillions of readers around the world got their first glimpse of Eastern knowledge in Be Here Now. First published in 1971, the book chronicl…
Film Review: Becoming Nobody
This film adds another chapter to the Ram Dass story through archival footage and an extensive interview with the filmmaker.
Rameshwar DasRameshwar Das is a writer and photographer who met Ram Dass in 1968. Ramesh has collaborated with Ram Dass on many projects, most recently as coauthor of Be Love Now and Polishing …
Contributors - September / October
Contributors to our September/October 2018 issue: Amber Bodily, Mirabai Bush, Ram Dass, Katherine Dunn, Stephanie Ludwig PhD, Zainab Salbi
Working to Stay Here
An Interview with Mirabai Bush
Love Everyone with Parvati MarkusRabbi Rami talks to Parvati Markus about life with the Maharashi and her new book Love Everyone. A review of her book an be found in November/December 2015 issue of Spirituality & …
Kathryn’s Favorite Stories from 2019
“Becoming Shameless: A Conversation with Nadia Bolz-Weber,” and three more stories that meant a lot this year to S&H Wellbeing Editor Kathryn Drury Wagner.
Music Review: My Name Is Bear“We all must find our own way home.” This phrase rests on the booklet cover inside Nahko’s first solo album, My Name Is Bear, and it’s the ideal aphorism for these songs and voice …
Don LattinDon Lattin is a veteran journalist and the author of five books on religion and spirituality in America. His national bestseller, The Harvard Psychedelic Club: How Timothy Lea…
Inside the Sept/Oct 2018 Issue
Take a look inside our latest issue.
Roosters Rule: Finding Purpose Through Animal Rescue
Read how a rescued rooster is tackling climate change and spreading kindness, plus a practice for exploring purpose in your life.
From the Editor: September/OctoberThe Toe of Awakening In the rush of this issue I took a break and waded into the Rogue River and soon got caught up rolling boulders out of the launching area in preparation for o…
Film Review: One Track Heart - The Story of Krishna DasDirected by Jeremy Frindel Krishna Das—an American chanter of an ancient Indian devotional music known as kirtan—was born Jeffrey Kagel on Long Island in 1947. He grew…
If You Want To... Bring Out Your Creativity
5 Great Places to Play With Your Inner Artist
Spirituality and Books
“Books are my best friends ...” says Rabbi Rami, discussing the connection between spirituality and books—and why he chooses company carefully.
What Are You in Service To?
When I think about service, I think about my first teacher, Arvis Joen Justi. In my 20s, I became interested in Zen Buddhism through a book I read by Alan Watts. I cannot remember which one it was, but at the time, in the early 1980s, Watts was a popular writer and one of the first people to bring Eastern spiritual teachings to the West.
re/VIEW: Lucinda Williams
“If I’m working on a song, I get to a point, and I get so emotionally pulled in, and it affects me so deeply I cry—it’s like a sign.” —Lucinda Williams, whose latest album, Good Souls Better Angels, was released in April
Befriending the Vagus Nerve
Explore the most accessible ways to achieve natural vagus nerve stimulation.
How Can We Love You Better?S&H is almost 20 years old and has blossomed into a vibrant community that we attempt to serve in relevant, meaningful, fun, and practical ways. But we need to know how we can …
Aging With Consciousness
Baby Boomers, never ones for rocking chairs, are increasingly looking at life’s third act as one filled with many possibilities, instead of none.
5 Ways to Get Closet Clarity
Our relationship with clothing is complex and can spill over into the closet. Time for a reckoning.
The Anxiety of Intuition
Is intuition a useful tool or will it lead you astray? Julie Peters weighs the answers.
Clean Your House and Your Mind Will FollowThe equinox has come and gone, and I find myself thinking about spring cleaning. You’ve likely seen the emerging body of research espousing the psycho-emotional value of keeping a …
Living DeeplyHumans have always been fascinated by the possibility of a "larger reality." Especially in times of transition -- a sudden illness, a failed relationship, the death of a loved one,…
Writing and Healing: A Journaling Guide
Create a link between writing and healing. Journaling allows you to ask questions for self-inquiry and growth. “Writing creates a physical release. It benefits wellbeing, lowers blood pressure, improves sleep, decreases doctor’s visits, boosts memory, and increases self-awareness.”
Lessons Learned from the World Not Ending in 2012Here we are, it’s finally happened! The end (and restarting) of the Mayan calendar, 11:11 a.m. December 21, 2012. Ironically, there was a while there when I thought frantically abo…
Welcoming Spring and Change
Getting out of our comfort zone is not always easy, but we may find that releasing our grip allows it to feel a little more like grace.
re/VIEW: Sharon SalzbergRenowned Buddhist meditation teacher Sharon Salzberg’s first book on meditation was Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness, which she penned in 1995. Since then, she ha…
Release Shame With Vedic Sexuality
Allow yourself to become spiritually shameless. Submerge yourself in “an ocean of ever-expanding spiritual pleasure” as you explore Vedic sexuality.
The Usefulness of Quieting the Mind
In large corporate environments and intimate retreat settings, meditation mentor Mirabai Bush shares the usefulness of quieting the mind and the benefits it brings to daily life.
Why Change Is Difficult for Us (and Ways to Overcome It)
“In the new year, many of us will be contemplating changing a behavior or an aspect of our lives. Some will dream of it, while the brave ones will get ready to take action. There is a reason you feel that spark. Life is finite. Don’t squander it. Here are four tips to help you be brave, conquer your fears, and pursue the spark.”
10 Spiritual Leaders
We asked our readers to scout the spiritual landscape for emerging leaders who will help set our course for the decades to come. Your response was wildly enthusiastic, passionate, heartfelt, and all over the map (and the globe). Wow! What constitutes a spiritual path is becoming ever more diverse—and ever more likely to be led by women. In future issues, you’ll hear from more of your choices. We chose 10 (nine plus a wonderful collaboration of old and new) who represent your votes as well as our hopes for the spiritual future.
Awakening at the Sunrise Suite
“Someday,” I promised Iris, unable to completely quell my bourgeois roots, “I will take us there in grand style.” It didn’t happen like that.
Best Retreats for the Spiritual SeekerNatural quiet comes in many forms: the quiet of the solitary mountain walk, the meditation cushion, the yoga platform, the beach, the candlelit dinner, the massage table, or perhap…
The New American LOVE Revolution
“This spiritual renaissance is real and has not stopped. It’s just that it’s growth—and, like all growth, it’s messy.” - Marianne Williamson