Rock-star Harvard psychologist, psychedelic drug pioneer, spiritual leader – Ram Dass had an extraordinary life that inspired millions across the globe.
When he left this mortal coil on December 22 at the age of 88, Dass left behind an incredible legacy both in terms of his written work and the many people who saw him speak or had the unique experience of meeting him in person.
Part of that story is explored in a new film Becoming Nobody showing at the Byron Brewhouse Theatre on March 25.
Becoming Nobody covers the core arc Dass’ teachings and life, which served as a bridge between Eastern and Western philosophies and inspired a generation to undertake an inner exploration.
It features wide-ranging conversation between Dass and director Jamie Catto artfully interspersed with historic clips from the past.
The film captures a loving man full of joy, wit, honesty and wisdom, at ease in conversation while sharing his considerable pains and pleasures.
In it Dass describes how his life experiences and exploration freed him from an attachment to ‘self’.
His ability to entertain and his sense of humor are abundantly evident in a conversation that brings us around to address the vast question of ultimate freedom.