Ram Dass, AKA Dr. Richard Alpert, is a contemporary spiritual teacher who is a disciple of the Hindu guru, Sri Neem Karoli Baba. Alpert is well-known for his association with Timothy Leary at Harvard University in the early 1960s, both having been dismissed from their professorships for experiments on the effects of psychedelic drugs on human subjects. After a few years of drug experimentation, Alperts found himself still searching, which took him to India in 1967. There, he met and became a disciple of the Hindu guru, Neem Karoli Baba, who gave him the name Ram Dass, which means "servant of God". In 1969, Ram Dass returned to the United States and founded several organizations dedicated to expanding spiritual awareness and promoting spiritual growth, including the Hanuman Foundation. In 1971, he wrote the best seller Be Here Now, which in a time of confusion, gave people hope.
Images originally appeared in "Remember, Be Here Now" by Ram Dass, published by the Hanuman Foundation in 1971.
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