On March 5, 1961, Alpert … In the early 1970s, Ram Dass taught workshops on conscious aging and dying around the United States. His death was announced on his official Instagram account. "From a Hindu perspective, you are born as what you need to deal with, and if you just try and push it away, whatever it is, it's got you. "With tender hearts we share that Ram Dass (born Richard Alpert) died peacefully at home in Maui on December 22, 2019 surrounded by … Richard Alpert was born in Boston on April 6, 1931, to George and Gertrude (Levin) Alpert. [19], Alpert and Leary continued on to co-author a book entitled The Psychedelic Experience with Ralph Metzner, based on the Tibetan Book of the Dead, and it was published in 1964. A Harvard dean suggested that psilocybin, LSD and other psychedelic chemicals could cause mental illness. His father, George Alpert, was one of the most influential lawyers in the Boston area and president of the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad, as well as one of the leading founders of Brandeis University and the Albert Einstein C… Born Richard Alpert, he first gained notice as a colleague of Timothy Leary and later became even better known as the author of “Be Here Now.”. Wavy Gravy, the eccentric poet and peace activist, once said, “Ram Dass was the master of the one-liner, the two-liner, the ocean liner.”. According to an obituary in The Washington Post, Ram Dass “had a paralyzing stroke in 1997, but the immediate cause of death … He started or helped start foundations to promote his charities, to help prisoners and to spread his message of spiritual equanimity. With tender hearts we share that Ram Dass (born Richard Alpert) died peacefully at home in Maui on December 22, 2019 surrounded by loved ones. [4][12][30] Co-founded in 1978 with public health leader Larry Brilliant and humanitarian activist Wavy Gravy, it has become an international health organization. Please accept Echovita’s sincere condolences. No one synthesized Eastern Wisdom with Western psychology as brilliantly as … Residents took lots of LSD, which did not become illegal for recreational use until 1968. The spritual teacher Ram Dass, who real name was Richard Alpert, has died at the age of 88. After becoming seriously ill during a trip to India in 2004, he gave up traveling and moved to Maui, Hawaii, where he hosted annual retreats with other spiritual teachers until his death. Mr. Alpert went to India in 1967, more as a tourist than as a pilgrim. It was at Harvard that he crossed paths with Mr. Leary, who was lecturing there in clinical psychology. [18] At Millbrook, they experimented with psychedelics and often participated in group LSD sessions, looking for a permanent route to higher consciousness. By 1966, he was back in the Bay Area as a freelance researcher and lecturer living in Berkeley. Dass was personally and professionally associated with Timothy Leary at Harvard University in the early 1960s. Maharajji appeared to read Mr. Alpert’s mind by telling him, accurately, that his mother had recently died of spleen disease — information that he said he had told no one in India. [10][4] His father had wanted him to go to medical school, but while at Tufts he decided to study psychology instead. While working at the University of California, Berkeley, Mr. Leary had done research on psilocybin, the main psychoactive ingredient in some species of mushrooms, and he continued the work at Harvard. Robert Altman/Michael Ochs Archives, via Getty Images. I was in my junior year at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, where Richard Alpert had earned his master’s degree around 14 years prior. He said he realized then that “it was O.K. A “spit and polish” son of a corporate executive, as he described himself, he graduated from Tufts University in Massachusetts as a psychology major in 1952 and studied for a master’s degree in the subject at Wesleyan, only to flunk the oral exam. [4] He founded the Hanuman Foundation, a nonprofit educational and service organization that initiated the Prison-Ashram Project (now known as the Human Kindness Foundation), in 1974. He started a foundation to help people use death as a journey of spiritual awakening and spoke of establishing a self-help line, “Dial-a-Death,” for this purpose. "[55], At 78, Ram Dass learned that he had fathered a son as a 24-year-old at Stanford during a brief relationship with history major Karen Saum, and that he was now a grandfather. Richard Alpert, 94, died May 12, 2020. Mr. Leary accused Mr. Alpert of trying to seduce his 15-year-old son, Jack, whom Mr. Alpert often took care of while Mr. Leary, a single parent, traveled. Richard Alpert has tried over 155 jury trials including: 37 Homicide/Death Trials; 2 Capital Murders; 14 Murders; 6 involved officers killed in the line of duty. He believed he had met his own soul. Mr. Alpert admired Mr. Leary’s iconoclasm; he told the Tufts University alumni magazine in 2006 that Mr. Leary was “the only person on the faculty who wasn’t impressed with Harvard.”. He said he realized that his 400 LSD trips had not been nearly as enlightening as his drugless spiritual epiphanies — although, he said, he continued to take one or two drug trips a year for old time’s sake. [39][46][47] When asked if he could sum up his life's message, he replied, "I help people as a way to work on myself, and I work on myself to help people ... to me, that's what the emerging game is all about. [3][25][27][28][29][30] The 416-page manual for conscious being was published by the Lama Foundation, as Ram Dass's benefit for the community. [3], Be Here Now is one of the first guides for those not born Hindu to becoming a yogi. “With tender hearts we share that Ram Dass (born Richard Alpert) died peacefully at home in Maui on December 22, 2019 surrounded by loved ones,” according to his official Instagram account. Richard Alpert, 86, of Sturgis, passed away Oct. 6, 2020, at the VA Medical Center in Ft. Meade, South Dakota after a lengthy battle with Dementia. [5][15], In 1963 Alpert, Leary, and their followers moved to the Hitchcock Estate in Millbrook, New York, after IFIF's New York City branch director and Mellon fortune heiress Peggy Hitchcock arranged for her brother Billy to rent the estate to IFIF. Maui is healing—Maui is where Ram Dass wishes to stay for now! He said other religions, including the Judaism that he had rejected as a young man, were as valid as the Eastern ones. The Love Serve Remember Foundation was organized to preserve and continue the teachings of Neem Karoli Baba and Ram Dass. [4][5] While not illegal at the time, their research was controversial and led to Leary's and Alpert's dismissal from Harvard in 1963. He has come to Maui, where I live and write. He is currently living in a home on Maui, which he doesn’t own and is currently in jeopardy of losing. [12] The proceeds from the book helped sustain the Lama Foundation for several years, after which they donated the book's copyright and half its proceeds to the Hanuman Foundation in Taos. Over the course of his life since the inception of his Hanuman Foundation, Ram Dass gave all of his book royalties and profits from teaching to his foundation and other charitable causes. His death was announced on his official Instagram account. But Has This Revelation Changed His Conception of Love? ....then (as Locke) tells Ben to kill some people for himAll rights belong to ABC The old orthodoxies slipped away. In 1997, he had a stroke which left him with paralysis and expressive aphasia. “Treat everyone you meet like God in drag,” he said in one talk. The estimated amount of earnings he gave away annually ranges from $100,000 to $800,000. Baba Ram Dass in San Francisco in 1970. Isabella, who had become very sick, died when Ricardo was unable to bring her medicine in time, though it was unclear if the medicine would have saved her life. His landmark 1971 book, Be Here Now, opens with his origin story: He was a successful, if anxious, professor in … In 2003, Wayne Dyer published a plea for donations for Ram Dass's support due to his declining health following the stroke, Now it is our turn … Ram Dass's body can no longer endure the rigors of travel. Ram Dass was born Richard Alpert to a Jewish family in Boston. He co-founded the Seva Foundation by joining with health-care workers to treat the blind in India, Nepal, and developing countries. I’m getting closer to the end. But Mr. Alpert found that after coming down from a high, he was depressed. In 1963, Richard Alpert ended one life and launched a new one: Ousted from Harvard University’s faculty with co-merrymaker Timothy Leary for giving hallucinogenic drugs to … [4][5], Alpert and Leary co-founded the non-profit International Federation for Internal Freedom (IFIF) in 1962 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in order to carry out studies in the religious use of psychedelic drugs, and were both on the board of directors. [9] He achieved a Bachelor of Arts degree from Tufts University in 1952, a master's degree from Wesleyan University in 1954, and a doctorate (all in psychology) from Stanford University in 1957. Ram Dass (born Richard Alpert; April 6, 1931 – December 22, 2019),[1] also known as Baba Ram Dass, was an American spiritual teacher, psychologist, and author. [12][39] The Dying Center was the first residential facility in the U.S. where people came to die "consciously".[39]. “He was quite upset because he wanted to be the only one.”, Baba Ram Dass, Proponent of LSD Turned New Age Guru, Dies at 88. (1985), and Polishing the Mirror (2013). [52], In the 1990s, Ram Dass discussed his bisexuality. Richard Alpert Transforms into Ram Dass In 1961, while at Harvard, explorations of human consciousness led him, in collaboration with Timothy Leary, Ralph Metzner, Aldous Huxley, and Allen Ginsberg, to pursue intensive research with psilocybin, LSD-25, and other psychedelic chemicals. [39] He stated, "The stroke was giving me lessons, and I realized that was grace—fierce grace ... Death is the biggest change we’ll face, so we need to practice change. [4][30][39] He continued to make public appearances and to give talks at small venues; held retreats in Maui; and continued to teach through live webcasts. For its influence on the hippie movement and subsequent spiritual movements[31] it has been described as a "countercultural bible" and "seminal" to the era. Here, in its entirety, is Page 2: “Consciousness = energy = love = awareness = light = wisdom = beauty = truth = purity. He said he had had thousands of clandestine homosexual encounters. His best known book, Be Here Now (1971), has been described as "seminal", and helped popularize Eastern spirituality and yoga with the baby boomer generation in the West. "[41], Leary and Ram Dass, who had grown apart after Ram Dass denounced Leary in a 1974 news conference, reconciled in 1983 at Harvard (at a reunion for the 20th anniversary of their controversial firing from the Harvard faculty), and reunited before Leary's death in May 1996. [32][33][34] In addition to introducing its title phrase into common use, Be Here Now has influenced numerous other writers and yoga practitioners, including the industrialist Steve Jobs,[35] the self-help author Wayne Dyer,[36] and the poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti. Ram Dass was born Richard Alpert, on April 6, 1931, in Newton, Massachusetts, US, to Jewish parents. It is with deep sorrow that we announce the death of Richard Alpert of Whitewood, South Dakota, born in Los Angeles, California, who passed away on October 6, … to be me.”. Ram Dass had helped Steve Durkee (Nooruddeen Durkee) and Barbara Durkee (Asha Greer or Asha von Briesen) co-found the countercultural, spiritual community in 1967, and it had an ashram dedicated to Ram Dass's guru. [6] Alpert had a bar mitzvah but was "disappointed by its essential hollowness". After taking his, Mr. Alpert recalled, he felt supreme calm, then panic, then exaltation. In the coming years, he founded the charitable organizations Seva Foundation and Hanuman Foundation. I am asking all of you to help purchase this home and to set up a financial foundation to take care of this man who has raised so much money to ensure the futures of so many others. [12][30] The Hanuman Foundation is focused on the spiritual well-being of society through education, media and community service programs. [12][21], In 1967 Alpert gave talks at the League for Spiritual Discovery's center in Greenwich Village. In a 1997 interview with the website Gay Today, Ram Dass said he had always been primarily homosexual, despite earlier statements that he was bisexual. DNA tests proved that Peter Reichard, a 53-year-old banker in North Carolina, was indeed Ram Dass’s son, the offspring of a liaison with a Stanford graduate student. [7] He considered himself an atheist[8] during his early life, describing himself as "inured to religion. He moved into a cabin on his father’s estate in New Hampshire. He specialized in human motivation and personality development, and published his first book Identification and Child Rearing. Ram Dass, 88, was at his home in Maui, Hawaii, surrounded by friends and followers. Having returned from India as a bushy-bearded, barefoot, white-robed guru, Ram Dass, who was born Richard Alpert, became a peripatetic lecturer on New Age possibilities and a popular author of more than a dozen inspirational books. His father was a lawyer and an active fundraiser for Jewish causes. He soon had an apartment full of exquisite antiques, a Mercedes sedan, an MG sports car, a Triumph motorcycle and his own Cessna airplane. 87640387, citing Sheboygan Hebrew Cemetery, Kohler, Sheboygan County, Wisconsin, USA ; … [4] Alpert wrote his doctoral thesis on "achievement anxiety",[4] taught at Stanford for one year and began psychoanalysis. Ram Dass also served on the faculty of the Metta Institute where he provided training on mindful and compassionate care of the dying. [11] Alpert was McClelland's deputy in the lab. Ram Dass, born Richard Alpert, died Sunday (Dec. 22) at about 7 p.m. local time. Ram Dass’s book “Be Here Now,” originally published in 1971, has had more than three dozen printings and sold more than two million copies. 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[22], In 1967, Alpert traveled to India where he met American spiritual seeker Bhagavan Das, and later met Neem Karoli Baba who became his guru at Kainchi ashram, whom Alpert called "Maharaj-ji". His death was announced on his official Instagram account. From his home in Maui, he learned to “surf the silence” at first, he said, but over time he painstakingly reacquired a halting form of speech and was able to lecture on the internet and make tapes. “Oh, come on, Dad,” Jack replied. One issue was Mr. Alpert’s acknowledged bisexuality. He authored or co-authored twelve more books on spirituality over the next four decades, including Grist for the Mill (1977), How Can I Help? Then known as Richard Alpert, he conducted research with Leary on the therapeutic effects of psychedelic drugs. Richard Alpert Obituary. I met him as Ram Dass at the first talk he gave when he returned from India in 1968. Having returned from India as a bushy-bearded, barefoot, white-robed guru, Ram Dass, who was born Richard Alpert, became a … For Ram Dass, God existed in everyone. In a state hearing regarding the drug culture, Alpert appeared to testify, dressed professorial in black-framed glasses and a business suit. Ram Dass was born Richard Alpert, the son of Gertrude (Levin) and George Alpert, a lawyer in Boston. In the fall of 1963, after visiting Mexico to sample psychedelic mushrooms, the two men and a group of followers moved to Millbrook, N.Y., finding quarters in a 64-room mansion on a 2,500-acre estate provided by Peggy Hitchcock, an heiress to the Mellon fortune. “Uncle Dick may be a jerk, but he’s not evil.”. [53][54][55] He stated, "I've started to talk more about being bisexual, being involved with men as well as women," and added his opinion that being gay "isn't gay, and it's not not-gay, and it's not anything—it's just awareness. In 1967, Alpert traveled to India and became a disciple of Hindu guru Neem Karoli Baba who gave him the name Ram Dass, meaning "Servant of Ram". Dass Grew Up With A Jewish Family in Boston. Ralph Metzner, Timothy Leary and Richard Alpert (later known as Ram Dass) in 1965 in Laredo, Tex., where Leary was standing trial on charges of marijuana possession. In an interview about the book, at age 82, he said that his earlier reflections about facing old age and death now seem naive to him. For more than 50 years, Ram Dass was a key influence on American spiritual culture. Ram Dass said that he had never intended to be a guru and that Harvard had been right to throw him out. Richard had a bar mitzvah but said he had no religious convictions as a youth. [50], In 2013, Ram Dass released a memoir and summary of his teaching, Polishing the Mirror: How to Live from Your Spiritual Heart. He liked to tell the story of visiting a psychiatric hospital and meeting a patient, who said he was God. He was 88. Nevertheless, Mr. Alpert was accepted as a Ph.D. candidate at Stanford and earned his doctorate, staying on afterward to teach. Richard promised to save her and rode out to the home of the nearest doctorin the midst of a heavy rainfall. His father was also one of the founders of the ‘Albert Einstein College of Medicine’ and ‘Brandeis University.’ [39] At the time, Borglum was also Executive Director of the Hanuman Foundation. "[4], Alpert attended the Williston Northampton School, graduating in 1948 as a part of the Cum Laude Association. He still intends to write and teach; however without the travel—we can now come to him. His best known book, Be Here Now (1971), has been described as "seminal", and helped popularize Eastern spirituality and yoga with the baby boomer generation in the West. "[51], He died on December 22, 2019, at the age of 88. I never knew Richard Alpert. When Mr. Leary was dying in 1996 — and wishing to do it “actively and creatively,” as he put it — he called for Ram Dass. [37], The first section of the book inspired the lyrics to George Harrison's song "Be Here Now", written in 1971 and released on his 1973 album Living in the Material World.[38]. [42][43][44][45], In February 1997, Ram Dass had a stroke that left him with expressive aphasia, which he interpreted as an act of grace. They became drinking buddies. Rich… “I always had a front to go to faculty dinners and things like that,” he said. [4][12][5] In addition, Alpert assisted Harvard Divinity School graduate student Walter Pahnke in his 1962 "Good Friday Experiment" with theology students, the first controlled, double-blind study of drugs and the mystical experience. Any trip you want to take leads to the SAME place.”. Don Lattin, in his book “The Harvard Psychedelic Club: How Timothy Leary, Ram Dass, Huston Smith and Andrew Weil Killed the Fifties and Ushered in a New Age for America” (2010), called the commune “a Disneyland of the Psychedelic Sixties.”. Richard Alpert in 1966 before changing his name to Ram Dass Photo: Art Frisch, The Chronicle. “Ram Dass (born Richard Alpert) died peacefully at home in Maui on December 22, 2019. Over the years, Ram Dass had alternately been Mr. Leary’s disciple, enemy and, at the end, friend. The experience caused a spiritual upheaval in Mr. Alpert, who forever after considered Maharajji his guru. ... Now, I really am ready to face the music all around me. The Harvard work led to many articles in newspapers and magazines, but it also provoked criticism. To live out what Ram Dass has practiced with his actions. ... Death does not have to be treated as an enemy for you to delight in life. [2][3] He authored or co-authored twelve more books on spirituality over the next four decades, including Grist for the Mill (1977), How Can I Help? As his tolerance to LSD increased, the thrill had diminished. Psychiatrists were interested in mind-altering drugs as clinical aids because they were thought to mimic schizophrenia, but Mr. Leary wanted to see if they could be beneficial. [39] Ram Dass helped create the Dying Project with its Executive Director Dale Borglum, whom he had met in India. [4][11][12] Alpert worked with the Social Relations Department, the Psychology Department, the Graduate School of Education, and the Health Service, where he was a therapist. I didn't have one whiff of God until I took psychedelics. I remember him well. In 2010, he received a letter from a man, a stranger, saying that Ram Dass might be the father of the man’s brother. [4][18] The Castalia Foundation hosted weekend retreats on the estate where people paid to undergo the psychedelic experience without drugs, through meditation, yoga, and group therapy sessions. Baba Ram Dass, who epitomized the 1960s of legend by popularizing psychedelic drugs with Timothy Leary, a fellow Harvard academic, before finding spiritual inspiration in India, died on Sunday at his home on Maui, Hawaii. Richard Alpert in 1963, the year he was fired from the Harvard faculty for giving drugs to a student. Over the years he was Mr. Leary’s disciple, enemy and, at the end, friend. Born Richard Alpert on April 6, 1931 in Boston, Ram Dass was the youngest of three brothers. He surmised that the guru’s consciousness had already been so awakened that drugs were powerless to alter it. And as the drug experience deteriorated, tensions between Mr. Leary and Mr. Alpert rose. "[4] He lived on Maui and did not leave the Hawaiian Islands from 2004 until his death in 2019, after he almost died from an infection during a trip to India. [39] The Living/Dying Project, based in Marin, California, starting in 1986, was initially named the Dying Center and located in Santa Fe, New Mexico. [4][12][23] It was Maharaj-ji who gave Alpert the name "Ram Dass", which means "servant of God",[24][25] referring to the incarnation of God as Ram or Lord Rama. The first of his books, “Be Here Now” (1971), sold more than two million copies and established him as an exuberant exponent of finding salvation through helping others. Ram Dass, left, and Timothy Leary in 1988. “Uncle Dick is evil,” Mr. Leary told Jack, according to Mr. Lattin’s book. That was followed by twin appointments, in psychology and education, at Harvard. He was best known for working alongside Tim Leary in the 1960s. In May 1963, both Mr. Leary and Mr. Alpert were fired — Mr. Alpert for giving drugs to an undergraduate, Mr. Leary for abandoning his classes. [4], McClelland moved to Cambridge, Massachusetts, to teach at Harvard University, and helped Alpert accept a tenure-track position there in 1958 as an assistant clinical psychology professor. [17][18][19] The core group at Millbrook, whose journal was the Psychedelic Review, sought to cultivate the divinity within each person. He said, in part: "Now, I’m in my 80s ... Now, I am aging. Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com: accessed ), memorial page for Richard Alpert (26 Aug 1916–6 Apr 2001), Find a Grave Memorial no. During Ram Dass's visit, he presented a manuscript he had written, entitled From Bindu to Ojas. It was Maharajji who gave Mr. Alpert the name Ram Dass, or servant of God, and added the prefix Baba, a term of respect meaning father. In a film clip of the two men preparing for Mr. Leary’s death, Ram Dass turns to him, hugs him and says, “It’s been a hell of a dance, hasn’t it?”. He tried to drop his Indian name — he no longer wanted to be a cult figure — but his publisher vetoed the idea. The doctor claimed to have medicine which could help her, but Richard could not afford it and was refused aid. [4] Alpert's mentor at Wesleyan, David McClelland, recommended Alpert to Stanford, where he received his PhD. "[48] Ram Dass was awarded the Peace Abbey Courage of Conscience Award in August 1991.[49]. Events led him to a twinkly old man wrapped in a blanket: Neem Karoli Baba, who was called Maharajji, or great king, by his followers. He invited some friends — including Mr. Alpert and the poet Allen Ginsberg — to his house in Newton, Mass., on March 5, 1961, a Saturday. Before he was Ram Dass, he was Richard Alpert — a professor at Harvard University where he met a clinical psychology lecturer named Timothy Leary. Ram Dass hit the lecture circuit, his presentation a mix of pithy wisdom and humor, often expressed in the same sentence. He had a paralyzing stroke in 1997, but the immediate cause of death was not disclosed. He started a foundation to combat blindness in India and Nepal, supported reforestation in Latin America, and developed health education programs for American Indians in South Dakota. Please be generous and prompt—no one is more deserving of our love and financial support. Alpert was born to a prominent Jewish family in Newton, Massachusetts. “I said to him, ‘So am I,’” he recalled. Ram Dass’s biggest public success came in 1971, when the Lama Foundation published “Be Here Now,” originally issuing it as loose pages in a box. A year later, Ram Dass suffered a cerebral hemorrhage that left him partly paralyzed, unable to speak and in a wheelchair. Richard Alpert was born in Boston on April 6, 1931, and was the youngest of three sons. Ram Dass later recalled that when he got off the plane in Boston — barefoot, robed and bearded — his father told him to get in the car quickly “before anyone sees you.”. Dass was born as Richard Alpert on April 6, 1930, … The community's residents edited, illustrated, and laid out the text, which ultimately became a best-selling book when published under the name Be Here Now in 1971. He shaved off the beard but left a neatly trimmed mustache. [26], After Alpert returned to America as Ram Dass, he stayed at the Lama Foundation in Taos, New Mexico, as a guest. (1985), and Polishing the Mirror (2013). Soon, as many as 200 people were showing up to chant with him. Ram Dass (born Richard Alpert; April 6, 1931 – December 22, 2019), also known as Baba Ram Dass, was an American spiritual teacher, psychologist, and author. His father, George Alpert, a prominent lawyer, was president of the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad and the first board president of Brandeis University. 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