Ram Dass to lecture in Buffalo!
Sub-Board I, Gurukul and Nature Present
1994 Eminent Speaker
R A M D A S S
HOW CAN I HELP?
"Relections on Compassionate Action"
Targeted for a University Audience
Monday, Oct 24
Knox 20, @7 p.m.
Are you old enough to remember the Alpert scandal of the 60's? Or
have you only heard of him? Read his books? Whatever the case, here's
a great opportunity to listen to a great person and ask your questions.
After about a year of trying to get him, we have finally managed,
with Sub Board One's help.
The talk is Free to all. Please mark your calendars. Mon@7pm
1931 Born (Richard Alpert)
1950s studies psychology, specializing in human motivation and
1958 - 63 teaching and researching at Harvard
(Dept of Social Relations, Graduate School of Education)
1961 Begins exploration of human consciousness using LSD and
other psychedelic chemicals, together with Timothy Leary
Ralph Metzner, Aldous Huxley, Allen Ginsberg and others
Coauthors "The Psychadelic Experience" and "LSD"
1963 dismissed from Harvard because of controversial nature of
1967 departs for India, where he meets his spiritual teacher
1968 begins practice of yoga, Tibetian, Buddhist, and Zen
meditation, Sufi and Jewish traditions
1971 Authors "Be Here Now" (1.2 million copies sold, now in its
1974 Creates the Hanuman Foundation to spread spiritual awareness
and well-being for western cultures
1978 Co-founder of the Seva foundation, an intnl organization
working in public health and social justice issues in
communities all over the world
1994 Addresses UB
Coauthors "How can I Help ?" (with Paul Gorman, Knopf)
Used a training manual in colleges, psychiatric care centers,
nursing schools & volunteer agencies
Also authors "The Only Dance There Is" (Anchor, Doubleday),
"Grist for the Mill" (with Stephen Levine, Celestial Arts),
and many others (include)
The Living-dying project for care and support for the
terminally ill and dying
The Prison-Ashram project to help prison inmates grow
spiritually during their incarceration
. preventable blindness in India and Nepal
. sustainable development for Mayan people in Nepal
. Primary Health care and tribal rights for North American
communities in South Dakota and Arizona
. Homelessness and environmental degradation in the US
230 cities worldwide, on diverse topics such as:
. utilizing service as a spiritual path
. aging and its awakening potential
. relationship of business and social responsibility
. personal relationships
. spiritual awakening and techniques for such
. social activism
Co-founder of "Elder Institure Project", which seeks to change
the culture's prevailing attitudes and myths conerning
aging and the role of the aged in society.
Training of AIDS volunteers
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