Ram Dass Biography

Ram Dass (born Richard Alpert; April 6, 1931) is an American spiritual teacher. He is known for his personal and professional associations with Timothy Leary at Harvard University in the early 1960s, for his subsequent travels to India in the late 1960s where he spent much time learning in the presence of his guru Neem Karoli Baba, and his subsequent shaping of the awakening consciousness of an entire generation with his bestseller ‘Be Here Now’ (1971).

Ram Dass has lectured throughout the world, dedicating himself to the service of others, and continues to disseminate information on spirituality and consciousness via his website.