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Ram Dass


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  • Variants

    • Alpert, Richard
    • Baba Ram Dass
    • Dass, Baba Ram
    • Dass, Ram
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1931-04-06
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 2019-12-22
    • Has Affiliation

        • Affiliation Start: 1958
        • Organization: (naf) Harvard University
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Stanford University
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Boston (Mass.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) San Francisco (Calif.)
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  • Sources

    • found: Sears, R. R. Identifications and child rearing, 1965.
    • found: The Harvard psychedelic club, c2010:p. [1] (Richard Alpert, a Harvard psychology professor who traveled to India and returned as Ram Dass)
    • found: Wikipedia WWW site, Aug. 20, 2010:Ram Dass (Richard Alpert; b. April 6, 1931; also known as Baba Ram Dass)
    • found: Information from 678 converted Jan. 5, 2015(b. 4/6/1931 in Boston)
    • found: Washington post WWW site, viewed Dec. 23, 2019(in obituary dated Dec. 23, 2019: Ram Dass, a popular author and white-robbed apostle of Eastern mysticism who began his transcendental journey more than 50 years ago as the right-hand disciple of psychedelic-drug advocate Timothy Leary, died Dec. 22 at his home on Maui. He was 88; born Richard Alpert. He gravitated to a lifestyle of heavy drug use in the 1960s while working as an associate professor of clinical psychology at Harvard University but found inner peace and spiritual enlightenment through meditation and yoga. An Indian guru gave him a new name, Ram Dass, which means "servant of God" in Hindi. Richard Alpert was born in Boston on April 6, 1931. After graduating in 1952 from Tufts College (now University) in Medford, Mass., he received a master's degree in psychology at Wesleyan University in 1954 and a doctorate in psychology at Stanford University in 1957; in 1958 joined the Harvard faculty as an assistant professor. Long based in San Francisco, Ram Dass made his home in later years on the Hawaiian island of Maui)
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    • 1979-07-09: new
    • 2019-12-23: revised
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