For more than 50 years, Ram Dass has helped transform spirituality in America. The Harvard psychedelic explorer Dr. Richard Alpert was transformed into Ram Dass by a Hindu guru in the foothills of the Himalayas; and after returning to the states he made an indelible mark on 1960’s & 70’s counterculture.
The new documentary Becoming Nobody, tells the story of Ram Dass’s journey and synthesizes more than a half century worth of teachings by the spiritual guru.
Spirituality hosted by Fred Craden
With Skype Q&A with Director Jamie Catto
Becoming Nobody represents the core arc of Ram Dass’ teachings and life: whether as Dr. Richard Alpert, eminent Harvard psychologist, or as Ram Dass who serves as a bridge between Eastern and Western philosophies, he has defined a generation of inner explorers and seekers of truth and wisdom. Through his turns as scion of an eminent Jewish family from Boston, counter-culture rascally adventurer, Eastern holy man, stroke survivor and compassionate caregiver, Ram Dass has worn many hats on his journey, the narrative of which is revealed in this film. His ability to entertain and his sense of humor are abundantly evident in a conversation that brings us around to address the vast question of ultimate freedom. (2019, USA, NR, 81 min., English, Dir. Jamie Catto)