Sad news for those of the Yoga community who also enjoys the more spiritual side of Yoga practice: Baba Ram Dass has passed away:
Jewish-born peer of LSD advocate Timothy Leary and poet Allen Ginsberg sought to bring Eastern philosophy to US, suffered a severe stroke in 1997 that left him partially paralyzed. MAUI, Hawaii — Baba Ram Dass, the 1960s counterculture spiritual leader who experimented with LSD and traveled to India to find enlightenment, returning to share it with Americans, has died. He was 88. Dass’s foundation, Love Serve Remember, announced late Sunday that the author and spiritual leader died peacefully at his home earlier in the day. Click To Learn More
Ram Dass believed that Yoga was tied to the cleansing of soul energy, also known as Karma. For those who followed him and his teachings they often found their lives greatly blessed.
You can read his obituary below:
Ram Dass (born Richard Alpert; April 6, 1931 at Boston, MA) died peacefully at his home on December 22, 2019, on Maui. Memorial services in Maui and Taos, NM, will be announced as soon as details have been finalized. Ram Dass was a major influence on American spiritual life for more than fifty years. His groundbreaking BE HERE NOW (Crown, 1971)–part graphic novel, part introduction to yoga and inner transformation–is an enduring classic that has sold over two million copies. In the seventies it was the hippies’ bible; today it continues to inspire young people in their search for meaning. Historian of religion Huston Smith said, “One of the virtues of Be Here Now is that it is not tied to any historical religious tradition. Click To Read More