Stories, Memories, and Joy
Sat. January 18, 7-8:30 pm
New Renaissance Bookshop
1338 NW 23rd Ave., PDX
Free to all.
Join us for a few hours of loving reflections on one of the most beloved and influential spiritual teachers of our time.
We’ll hear some of his writing, share some stories, and chant a few Indian mantras from the bhakti tradition that he loved so well. And we’ll watch the 30-minute film,”Going Home,” made in 2018 as Ram Dass was moving toward the final year of his life.
Ram Dass died on Dec. 22, 2019, but his bright spirit is shining in our hearts.
Ram Dass’s impact on each person he touched was deeply personal, yet created a sense of belonging, an ineffable bond with others. Over time, it’s come to feel like a far-flung family, a beloved clan that’s dear in inexplicable ways.
Whatever our personal experience and whoever and wherever we were when his path crossed ours, we share a sense that Ram Dass pointed us toward a profoundly different way of being, a far more spacious recognition of who we really are. Whether you met him 50 years ago at the feet of Neem Karoli Baba, or just heard him on a podcast for the first time last week, chances are you know that feeling.
Hari Bol Hari Ram Ram Nam Satya Hai!
Jai Sri Baba Ram Dass! Jai Sri Sri Sri Neem Karoli Baba Santa Maharaj!
Devotion and Service
More than five decades ago, Neem Karoli Baba – an Indian saint affectionately known as Maharajji – drew Ram Dass into his temple, along with many, many Indian and Western devotees, to learn what it means to live the spiritual path of devotion and service.
This path for householders has spread far and wide, opening countless hearts and deepening daily lives. Loving devotion, Buddhist wisdom, nondual insights from advaita vedanta, and practices from Abrahamic and other world traditions all flow as one in the river of sanatana dharma that Neem Karoli Baba embodied.
Questions? Contact Anjani, or ask when you get there.