A poetic meditation on life, death, and the soul’s journey home. Since suffering a life-changing stroke twenty years ago, beloved spiritual teacher Ram Dass has been living at his home on Maui and deepening his spiritual practice — which is centered on love and his idea of merging with his surroundings and all living things.
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Reviews of Ram Dass, Going Home:
“…Ram Dass, Going Home is a short, beautifully drawn, optimistic portrait of Ram Dass, an iconic 20th-century spiritual leader, at age 87 in his home in Maui after he had a debilitating stroke. One of the most well-known of counterculture personalities in the 1960s, ’70s, and beyond, Ram Dass authored numerous books (including Be Here Now, a game changer in 1971), taught at Harvard University, and, along with Timothy Leary, was fired after experimenting with and promoting psychedelic drugs. The decades that followed — years filled with spiritual journeys, teaching, writings, and philanthropy — testified to the fact that Ram Dass was not, as some thought at the time, a phony or pretender. And, as this documentary shows, with only a bare minimum of attention devoted to revealing Ram Dass as he once was, the man is a master of “living in the moment” and still enjoys the profundities of nature, of awareness, connectedness, and peace. He faces his last years and death with much more than gentle acceptance. Ram Dass has “made friends with change” and sees this life’s termination “not as an error, not a failure, but as taking off a tight shoe.” For those old enough to remember his many years of significant impact, this film will come as no surprise. For others, it’s a satisfying introduction and a comforting film that offers adults and mature teens much to think about.” -CommonSenseMedia.org
“… it’s not a larger-than-life, drawn-out 30 minutes of praise, but rather a chance to see him as a down-to-earth, genuinely compassionate man, one who has spent his life trying to help others find peace in their souls.” – Decider, Jade Budowski,
“The film is much less a biopic than it is a meditation unto itself. It jumps around without any firm linear structure, and like [Ram] Dass’ teachings, seems intentionally abstract.” The Daily Dot, Christine Friar
Watch the movie trailer here.
Available on Netflix.