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Ram Dass discusses spirituality and ecology

Spiritual teacher RAM DASS. Ram Dass' book, "Be Here Now," was a widely used spiritual guide during the early 70s. Ram Dass followed that book up with several others, among them "The Only Dance There Is" and "How Can I Help?" Ram Dass started out as Harvard professor Richard Alpert. While at Harvard in the early 60s, Alpert joined with Timothy Leary and others in the early psychedelic experiments. That led him to investigations of meditation and spiritual practices. Currently, Ram Dass serves as Chairman of the Seva Foundation, a service group that runs a variety of health and ecology programs in the third world.

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Other segments from the episode on April 18, 1990

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, April 18, 1990: Interview with Ram Dass; Interview with Philip Glass and Allen Ginsberg; Commentary on word processing programs;

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