NOTE: This is an excerpt from the full 90-minute DVD.
Ram Dass probes deeply into the nature of helping relationships. He suggests that when we see deeply into each human being, no matter how desperate the situation, we are able to honor and learn from them. If we view ourselves as the “helper,” we become trapped in the prison of our own self-image — and this interferes with genuine compassion.
Ram Dass’ own path has led him to look for God in every person and situation. Following this path, his life of service has included working with refugees, with the blind, and with the dying. In this moving, two-part program, he examines the delicate state of awareness in which one acts compassionately for social change while also accepting the world exactly as it is.
Ram Dass (a.k.a. Richard Alpert, Ph.D.) is a spiritual teacher and author of Be Here Now, The Only Dance There Is, The Psychedelic Experience (co-authored with Ralph Metzner , Grist for the Mill (co-authored with Stephen Levine, Journey of Awakening, Miracle of Love and How Can I Help.
Published on August 25, 2010