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As featured in the Ram Dass documentary film Becoming Nobody, five essential live teaching sessions on audio, presented here in their entirety

"The game is not about becoming somebody, it’s about becoming nobody." (Ram Dass) 

If you’re a spiritual explorer of any age or tradition, chances are you’ve heard of Ram Dass. This singular luminary began his “somebody training” as Richard Alpert - the 1960’s Harvard-psychologist-turned-hippie who tripped with Timothy Leary, befriended beat poets and Tibetan lamas, found his lifelong guru in India, and wrote the perennial classic Be Here Now

That’s the “somebody” part of his story. But for those who’ve experienced Ram Dass live as he shares his insights and personal journey on the way to becoming nobody - he has been for many the spark that ignited them to the liberating truth of who we really are. 

This audio collection brings us five essential sessions, featured in the Ram Dass documentary film Becoming Nobody, presented here in their entirety. Each beautifully illuminates a core dimension of Ram Dass’s wisdom. Through teaching stories, true accounts, eye-opening revelations, and his one-of-a-kind sense of humor, this legendary teacher helps show us the way out of the prison of our self-identity - and into the joy of being at once “nobody” and the universal divine at play in the world.

©2019 Ram Dass (P)2019 Sounds True

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WOW!!!

I wasn't even finished and I already wanted to listen to it again. loved it.

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So relieved

I am so relieved to find here that we are all on the same road together. And that there are many different ways to travel. And that we all have several carnations to go through.I am ecstatic to learn now that I am able to separate my human form from the essence or soul of me. All of this explains so much I can never thank you enough for showing this to me.

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Surprising

I really enjoyed the energy of Ram Das,l! At first I was surprised it was a live take and not a book being read from. Then somehow I found that vibe for his teachings to be somehow more powerful. I am grateful to have /heard it. the tone and messages are really genuine and there's endless wisdom contained within this "book"

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beautiful lectures/lessons, wisdom

everytime I felt like I needed to get into the zone of creating space. everytime I wanted to open myself up to the universe, to myself. everytime I felt like I was too much in my head or too much somebody. I listened to Ram Dass. amazing work.

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So beautiful and calming.

I love Ram Dass and all he embodies and shares. His approach to life and death is peaceful, gentle, and admirable.

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incredible

This book is Life changing, life affirming, transformative. This is a must read for everyone

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Incredible

Until last week I’d never heard of Ram Dass, but in perfect timing this title made its way into my awareness.

If I was reading this in text, I would have had to highlight every word and dog-ear every page. Superb.

This man is captivating, hilarious, timeless, and a humble spiritual guide. I look forward to returning to this title for many years to come.

What a gift he leaves us with at the end of this book. What a gift for this familiar stranger to reach into the hearts and souls of generations to come, granting peace, love, and light.

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listen on repeat

entertaining with fantastic insight on death, love and wellbeing. Really enjoyed listening to his voice.

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  • 2020-10-15

I plan on listening to this another 50 times! Haha

This was my first exposure to Ram Dass. It is one of my favourite audiobooks (this and The surrender experiment by Michael singer). The best way to describe this is 50% comedy show and 50% life changing wisdom. Definitely not boring.

I wouldn’t be surprised if I listened to this another 50 times. So amazing.

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  • 2019-12-26

Can get for free on YouTube

There are some good talks in this collection, but the talks can be found for free on YouTube.

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  • Jose
  • 2019-11-15

Ram Dass' Greatest Hits

If you've been following Ram Dass for years, this will serve as a beautiful "Greatest Hits" compilation. Maybe you have heard most of these talks, but the selection is very well made and thoroughly enjoyable, full of wisdom and struggle, which resonates very easily with anyone who listens.

If, on the other hand, you're discovering Ram Dass and want to know more about his work, then this is definitely the best way to dive into his teachings. Not a dull moment.

Ram Dass delivers like no other. What a beautiful, open and honest teacher. Highly recommended.

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  • Maggie Hess
  • 2020-03-24

Awakening is Realizing you are Imprisoned

A very entertaining, humorous listen, but with serious depth worth thinking over.

From the soul's point of view, in the middle level of the soul, the curriculum of the soul has 2 levels. So the soul uses experiences of incarnation to be in the world but not of the world. Soul doesn't have aversions, but soul sees attractions or aversions in the ego. So being in the soul allows you to realize your incarnation is about extracting yourself from attractions and aversions. The point is not to push away from them, but to allow them.

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  • Laura Desimone
  • 2019-12-15

Ram Dass at his finest

These clips are essential teachings of Ram Dass. He was an amazing presence here and these recordings are wonderful rememberances of his beautiful essence. Thank you for compiling this work. 🙏🏼😌

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  • CKW
  • 2019-12-11

Becoming nobody too

So thankful for these teachings. so thankful for the gentle voice of Ram Dass in narrating his story. only 1 suggestion- change the format so "Audible" credits dont jar you out of deep meditation... or just plan on using irritation as another teaching moment. 🕉

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  • Capt. Franco
  • 2019-12-15

Life changing

Amazing find on my journey, wish Id have found it sooner. Would recommend to anyone

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  • 2020-04-13

deep and deeply funny

Loved this. my first Ram Dass listen. I had no idea he was so funny. And his lessons put a lot into perspective for me. Thanks Ram. I've listened through each chapter 2+ times. Now I'm looking for more Ram Dass material.

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  • Rapunzel
  • 2020-03-01

Truth. It frightens most people.

Ram Dass is an American Hero. Sad that the "psychedelics" which assisted Richard Alpert in discovering there IS MORE to life than he'd been aware of as a younger man aren't accessible to the masses. That lack of awareness runs rampant in our "culture". Readily available instead is booze,. How stupid is that? Alcohol is a drug that entraps and kills so many people it's criminal even before one considers the collateral damage it does to those who love them. It's long past time for our "leaders" to start paying attention! This publication is an EXCELLENT collection of Ram Dass teachings. Kudos.

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  • Samuel Mack
  • 2020-06-13

Soul piercing

If you listen to the words, really listen to them and not just have it as background noise, a profound change happens within your own being.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2020-05-14

Essential to lovers of Eastern philosophy!

I wanted to like this more than I ended up liking it. I love the title, and I love the opening talk. For me, every talk got weaker and weaker. The opening talk (Somebodiness) is funny, and easy to grasp; Ram Dass is like a spiritual comedian almost. The middle talks, especially the second one was pretty hard to grasp. And the final talk was very hard to listen to for me. Ram spoke very slow, and soft the entire talk. I understand the type of effect he was going for, but it was almost painful to try and listen to it while out walking, I'm a much bigger fan of Alan Watts when it comes to these celebrity gurus of the late 20th century. The first talk is so good, I can see myself coming back to this recording just for that in the future.

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