• Book Event
  • Meditation
  • Psychedelics
  • Psychology
  • Ram Dass
  • Yoga

Being Ram Dass

with Rameshwar Das and Krishna Das


Rameshwar Das, coauthor of Being Ram Dass, and Krishna Das (KD), the best-known American singer of Indian devotional music called kirtan, will join The Open Center’s CEO, Ross Guttler, in conversation about the life and new memoir from spiritual teacher and cultural icon, Ram Dass.

Born Richard Alpert, Ram Dass was a prominent Harvard psychology professor who partnered with Timothy Leary in psychedelic research, and later traveled to India and met his guru, Neem Karoli Baba. Upon returning to the U.S. with his new name, which means “servant of God,” Ram Dass became a pivotal influence on the culture with his groundbreaking book Be Here Now—a backpacker’s bible for a generation of spiritual seekers.

In this new definitive memoir, Being Ram Dass, America’s best-known and beloved spiritual teacher, Ram Dass, shares his life story set against the backdrop of eight decades of cultural transformation. Rameshwar Das and Krishna Das were longtime friends of Ram Dass, having known him for over 50 years.

This event will open and close with a chant led by Krishna Das.

Note: Each ticket includes your own copy of Ram Dass’s new book Being Ram Dass. The book will be mailed after the event to participants with a current U.S. mailing address.

Note: This program will be offered online. Sessions of all our online programs will be recorded and shared with registrants after each is completed for 90 days.


  • Prerequisites: N/A
  • Supplies list for the class: N/A
  • Zoom Software Requirements: This is an online course that requires Zoom webinar software. Zoom is easy to use. Click HERE to make sure your computer is set-up correctly.

Book Launch/Evening Event
Tuesday, January 12, 2021, 7:00 – 9:00 pm EST

Being Ram Dass

  • 1 Session(s)
  • Jan 12 2021 7:00 PM ET


$35 - Book Included


$39 - Book Included

Rameshwar Das is an writer, photographer, and coauthor of several Ram Dass books including,  Be Love Now, Polishing the Mirror, and Being Ram Dass (on sale 1.12.21). He lives in East Hampton, Long Island.

Krishna Das has been called “yoga’s rock star,” with his ability to layer traditional kirtan with instantly accessible melodies and modern instrumentation.


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