Ram Dass joins RamDev for a moving conversation about their work with the dying and the importance of practice in the living/dying process that each of us will go through.
“Faith is critical. People come to me and don’t have faith. I say, ‘Ask Maharaj-Ji; please give me faith.’” – Ram Dass
In this revamped episode, RamDev and Ram Dass connect on:
- The formation of the living dying center
- The four Tibetan mind-turning truths
- How all fear can be tracked to a fear of death
- Ego and the importance of faith in life and death
- Spiritual bypassing and moving to a more centered place of being
- How the practices Ram Dass was given by Maharaj-ji helped him find his true self
- A story about letting go and a mushroom trip in India
- Why we don’t have to wait until we are dying to be honest
- The interface between living and dying
- The practice of Bhakti
“What can be more obvious, intellectually, than, ‘You are going to die but you don’t know when?’ If we didn’t know that anyone in this room was going to survive the end of this podcast, that we might be dead before the end, how would it change the way we were loving each other?” – RamDev
“I find that light is your guru. Your guru meets you as you die.” – Ram Dass
About RamDev Dale Borglum:
RamDev Dale Borglum is the founder and Executive Director of the Living/Dying Project in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is a pioneer in the conscious dying movement and has worked directly with thousands of people with life-threatening illnesses and their families for over 30 years. In 1981, Dale founded the first residential facility in the United States, The Dying Center, for people who wished to die consciously. His life’s work and passion has been and continues to be the healing of our individual and collective relationship with death and using our mortality as an inspiration for spiritual awakening.
Listen to more from RamDev Dale Borglum:
RamDev talks about how the current state of the world is uncovering so many opportunities for practice, in Healing at the Edge Ep. 48
RamDev gives a dharma talk about cultivating enough faith to face things as they are, and leads a meditation centered on the power of the grounding breath, in Healing at the Edge Ep. 49.
Building a bridge from separation to connection, RamDev offers practices for staying grounded, working with emotions like grief, and transmuting fear into love, in Healing at the Edge Ep. 67.
RamDev shares stories of his time with Ram Dass from the early days of the satsang, and reflects on what Ram Dass meant to him as a teacher and friend, in Healing at the Edge Ep. 42.
RamDev shares a dharma talk on how we can ease our suffering by offering compassion to our fear, in Healing a the Edge Ep. 46.