On the Nature of Change and Facing Death
Open Your Heart to a Life Filled with Abundance, Free of the Fear of Death
Conscious Aging is an unforgettable learning session with Ram Dass, the former Harvard professor whose teachings about love, compassion, and sacrifice have received international acclaim. On this live recording, Ram Dass brings into focus one of the great issues of our day: the fear of aging and death.
Carefully examining both Eastern and Western spiritual traditions, he offers wisdom tempered with reality. His point—when you lose your fear of death, you gain a love for life—holds profound meaning for the young and old. Here is a spiritual discussion about moving beyond our youth-fixated culture, to a place where we can see clearly that the final years of life can be just as creative and fulfilling as the early years.
Conscious Aging is a masterwork that will speak to you personally about living each day with an open heart, knowing that the most incredible stage of your experience has yet to come.
Ram Dass, whose name means Servant of God, was originally known as Richard Alpert. Ram Dass received his Ph.D. in psychology from Stanford University, and has taught at Harvard, Stanford, and the University of California. He began his studies in consciousness research with Timothy Leary at Harvard University in the 1960s, and today is a respected spokesman on the integration of Western culture with Eastern philosophies. In 1973 he founded the Hanuman Foundation, which has nurtured projects designed to increase spiritual consciousness in the West. He is also a founding member of the Seva Foundation, a nonprofit organization devoted to compassionate action. Ram Dass is the author of the landmark booksBe Here Now!, Grist for the Mill (with Stephen Levine), and How Can I Help? (with Paul Gorman).