Ram Dass, Going Home | Wavelength
Where: Rubin Museum of Art
150 W. 17th St.
212-620-5000 Price: $18
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Director Derek Peck hosts two screenings of his poignant and insightful short film Ram Dass, Going Home. A timely examination of his life learning and awareness, the film is a nuanced meditation on life, death, and the soul’s journey home. Visiting the legendary American writer and spiritual teacher at his home in Maui, we find him surrounded by a natural soundscape of birds and ocean waves. Now in his mid-80s, Ram Dass discusses major milestones in his journey, from early psychedelic drug use to his spiritual education on visits to India, to a 1997 stroke that was “an act of grace” because it forced him inward. Approaching death, he is still communicating with his own guru and inspiration, Maharaji. “Truth, love, consciousness, that’s what God is to me. It’s just consciousness.” Death, he observes, “is another step towards home.”
The screenings are followed by a conversation with the filmmaker.Buy tickets/get more info now