Ram Dass has served as a pioneer in so many ways, including in the world of service and caregiving. I can remember him inspiring so many of us to pay attention to homeless people, those who are dying, anyone who is hungry. In years in Western meditation movements when spiritual life seemed to be all about one's internal reality, Ram Dass reminded us there was a great big world out there, that service is genuine practice, that love and compassion flow outwards and inwards at exactly the same time.
Since his stroke, Ram Dass has also had to explore dimensions of receiving care... not always an easy practice! I invite you to check out his website for his current and archival teachings, and this new foundation dedicated to supporting his teachings: