If you’ve ever wanted to learn more about yourself and living your most magnificent life, then do we have the Walking Each Other Home show for you.
Today I’ll be talking with Mirabai Bush, spiritual teacher, best-selling author, and co-author along with Ram Dass of several very special books, including one of the most beautiful and perhaps most important books I’ve ever read, and a new ALL TIME FAVORITE, Walking Each Other Home.
And that’s just what I want to talk with her about today, conversations on love and dying, and what it means for you.
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In 1996, Ram Dass began a talk radio program called “Here and Now with Ram Dass.” Seven pilot programs were aired in Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area, and Ram Dass planned to launch the show on a nationwide basis the following year, but it was not to be. On February 19th 1997, Ram Dass suffered a near-fatal stroke, which left him paralyzed on the right side of his body and expressive aphasia limiting his ability to speak, along with other challenging ailments. Though the radio show did not last, his Here and Now podcast (over 100 episodes) lives on today at Ram Dass’ Be Here Now Network.
The after-effects of the stroke have once again changed his life and vastly altered his day, but he has been able to resume teaching and continues to share and teach. In 2004, following a life-threatening infection, Ram Dass was forced to curtail travel and focus on recovering his health.
Ram Dass now resides on Maui, where he shares his teachings through the internet and through bi-yearly retreats on Maui. His work continues to be a path of inspiration to his old students and friends as well as young people who are just discovering the path of Being Here Now. His most recent books include Be Love Now (2011), Polishing the Mirror: How to Live from Your Spiritual Heart (2013), Cookbook for Awakening (2017), and Walking Each Other Home (2018).
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Mirabai Bush teaches contemplative practices and develops programs through the application of contemplative principles and values to organizational life. Her work with individuals and organizations includes entrepreneurial project management, compassionate staff-board relations, organizational leadership, public relations, communication, networking, and strategic relationship building all through the lens of contemplative practice in action.
Her spiritual studies include two years in India with Hindu teacher Neemkaroli Baba; meditation in monasteries with Buddhist teachers Shri S.N. Goenka, Anagarika Munindra, and IMS guiding teachers; and studies with Pir Vilayat Khan and Tibetan Buddhist lamas Kalu Rinpoche, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, Gelek Rinpoche, Tsoknyi Rinpoche, and others; and five years of intensive practice in Iyengar yoga and five years of Aikido under Kanai Sensei.
Mirabai has led her life responding to the speed and fear that drives much of American life and thought with programs for developing a culture of reflection, insight, compassion and wisdom. Having studied with contemplative teachers from diverse traditions, she has focused on the interdependence of social change and individual consciousness, and the potential for reforming secular institutions through practices that once existed only behind monastery walls.
She has led a diverse network of leaders from most every sector of American life to systematically explore the potential contribution of contemplative practices on American civil life and learning: insight and creativity, compassion and civic engagement, and an awareness of the interconnection of life on earth. The practices—meditation, yoga, deep listening, lectio divina, and others—are drawn from diverse wisdom traditions and adapted to programs specifically designed for each sector: higher education, law, business, journalism, environment, biotech sciences, youth leadership, government, and philanthropy. Her teaching and program development focus on the interconnection of the personal, institutional, and political realities of our lives.
- How did Mirabai first meet Ram Dass?
- Who is Neem Karoli Baba, affectionately known as Majaraji?
- What are our possibilities as human beings?
- What does it mean to look inside yourself all day – and how does it change you?
- What did Mirabai learn from her first experience in India with death, and what can we learn from it?
- What does it mean (from Ram Dass) to snuggle up to one’s suffering?
- And to snuggle up to death?
- What does it mean to shred roles and why is it so beneficial for us?
- What happened to Mirabai that nearly killed her, and how did it change her perspective?
- What can we learn about emptiness, zen and the meaning of life from Zen Teacher (Norman Fischer)?
- What can Ram Dass share with us about living?
- What can we learn from Ram Dass about his first experience with pyschedelics?
- What is interconnection and how does it affect our lives?
- What do we need to know about how to die???
- What does it truly mean to let go of attachment?
- What’s the importance of a gratitude practice?
- What’s the importance of hugging?
- What’s a mala ceremony and how can it help us???
- For more info visit: RamDass.com
- Or Contemplativemind.org/tree
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