“Ram Dass, Going Home” Film Screening
Opening Night with Conversation and Reception
In partnership with the Garrison Institute, the Jacob Burns Film Center presents the Meditative Life 2018: Meaning, Happiness, and Connection Film Series.
The films and events in this series are programmed from Feb 7–27, 2018. Krishna Das will be present for a Q&A at the film screening of “Ram Dass, Going Home” on Feb 7 evening at 7:30pm.
This annual series explores not only meditation and mindfulness, but also the many ways in which we investigate the different realms of the human experience. This year’s films draw us closer to Thich Nhat Hanh and the Dalai Lama, steep us in music and silence, and bring us into the worlds of tai chi and the monastic life—and even to Folsom State Prison, where inmates participate in a powerful form of personal growth and exploration.
Join for an immersion into different and provocative ideas, starting with an unforgettable evening that will glow with the radiant wisdom of Ram Dass and a visit with Krishna Das, live on stage.
Ram Dass, one of the most important spiritual teachers of our time, is approaching the end of life with fearless joy and honesty. Known for his association with Timothy Leary in the early 1960s and as the author of the seminal 1971 Be Here Now, Ram Dass continues to live richly and deeply, though his physical body was disabled by a stroke. In this gorgeous and lyrical 32-minute film, he shares his personal practice and philosophy—centered on peace, love, compassion, and connection—as well as intimate details of his daily life. It is an honor to spend this time with him at his home on Maui.
Tickets: $15 (members), $20 (nonmembers)