Ram Dass Fierce Grace 2001
This extraordinary documentary focuses Ram Dass, bestselling author and respected spiritual teacher, who is slowly recovering from a stroke, which he calls "a fierce grace".

Born Richard Alpert, Ram Dass is the son of a wealthy Jewish attorney and President of the New York-New Haven Railroad. He earned a Ph.D. in psychology from Stanford and went on to become one of the youngest tenured professors at Harvard University. Timothy Leary, a colleague, introduced Alpert to LSD. In 1963, they administered psychedelic drugs to some students and were both fired. Alpert went to India and met Neem Karoli Baba. This Hindu holy man, who became his guru, renamed Alpert "Ram Dass," which means "servant of God".

In 1971, Ram Dass returned to the United States and wrote Be Here Now, the book that has sold over two million copies and is credited with launching the New Age movement. Lemle respects the long journey of his subject as a writer, lecturer, and spiritual teacher. He includes scenes in the film that clearly demonstrate Ram Dass’ caring style as a counselor.

Director: Mickey Lemle
Cast: William Alpert, Ram Dass, Larry Brilliant, Timothy Leary
Country: USA

DVD5 | NTSC 4:3 | 01:33:42 | 4.19 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English
Subtitles: none
Genre: Documentary

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