Directed by Mickey Lemle
Ram Dass: Fierce Grace was so popular during the final week of the Tricycle | BuddhaFest Online Film Festival we decided to make it July’s Film Club selection. For the next two weeks, you can watch this incredible documentary about one of the great spiritual teachers of our time.
When Harvard expelled faculty members Richard Alpert and Timothy Leary in 1963 for LSD experimentation, Alpert, the son of a wealthy Boston lawyer, traveled to India, met his guru the Maharaji Neem Karoli Baba, affectionately know as Maharaji, and returned to the United States as Ram Dass, or “Servant of God.” Since then, Ram Dass has continued to teach, inspire, and serve others for more than three decades. Named by Newsweek as one of the Top Five Non-Fiction Films of 2002, Ram Dass: Fierce Grace offers an engrossing, poignant meditation on consciousness, healing, and the unexpected grace of aging.