In February 1997, Ram Dass suffered a debilitating stroke that left him struggling to speak again to the generation that he so inspired. For more than 30 years his life has served as a spiritual laboratory, where he has explored many paths from both East and West in his attempt to understand the nature of consciousness. Along the way, Ram Dass has touched thousands of seekers with his personal search for greater truths.
From the beginning, this respected teacher's retreat talks and lectures have been meticulously recorded and archived. Experiments in Truth is a historic collection of Ram Dass's most important recordings, hand-picked and presented here together for the first time.
A Harvard Professor Turns Spiritual Leader
In the early 60s, a young Harvard professor known then as Richard Alpert sought truth and a way to inner consciousness through renegade psychedelic explorations. Disappointed with the short-lived results, Alpert traveled to India where he met his guru, Neem Karoli Baba, who instructed him to love everyone and tell the truth. Richard Alpert returned to America as Ram Dass to share the fruit of his search, teaching that through the practice of love and service, it is possible to awaken to an awareness of what our lives are truly about.
Stepping beyond the Mind through Love and Service
On Experiments in Truth, you will join this pioneer of engaged spirituality in America and master storyteller for eight inspiring lectures, each one a gem of humor, insight, and intelligence about the spiritual journey today. Here is real-life wisdom for people of all faiths and all walks of life.
This spiritual path uses as its vehicle for transformation our actions themselves, Ram Dass has written. That is, we gain internal freedom through external action. With Experiments in Truth, you can start on this path for transformation, while sitting side-by-side with one of America's most beloved spiritual figures of this century.