For those of us who cannot make it over to Maui, there will be three events live-streamed including; A Dialogue with Ram Dass & Eckhart Tolle, Wayne Dyer & Eckhart Tolle in Conversation, and A Retreat with Eckhart Tolle (Tuesday-Thursday). The price for the two talks are $19.95 USD for live-stream, and $99.95 USD for Eckhart Tolle’s Retreat. Kim Eng (Tolle’s wife,) is participating as well, leading her trademark “Presence through movement” retreat for three days.
I’ll definitely be tuning in for as much as I can. Particularly interested to hear the conversations between Tolle, Dyer, and Dass.
Visit Eckhart Tolle’s website to learn more about purchasing tickets.
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Ram Dass was born Richard Alpert on April 6, 1931 in Newton, Mass. The son of a lawyer, Dass graduated with his doctorate in Psychology from Stanford University and eventually ended up accepting a position at Harvard where he met controversial friend/co-worker Timothy Leary. Dass joined Leary in experimentation with psychedelic drugs in order to achieve a new level of consciousness, which was believed to be the cause of both he and Leary to losing their positions at Harvard.
The change for Alpert came after being dismissed from Harvard, and taking a trip out to India in 1967. His journey introduced him to his own spiritual teacher Neem Karoli Baba, who gave him the name Baba Ram Dass, meaning “servant of God.” Dass’ journey continued which led him to pen the spiritual book, Be Here Now, which was released in 1971. Continue reading