Still Here: Embracing Aging, Changing, and Dying
Publisher: Riverhead Books
ISBN 10: 1573228710
ISBN 13: 978-1573228718
More than thirty years ago, an entire generation sought a new way of life, looking for fulfillment and meaning in a way no one had before. Leaving his teaching job at Harvard, Ram Dass embodied the role of spiritual seeker, showing others how to find peace within themselves in one of the greatest spiritual classics of the twentieth century, the two-million-copy bestseller Be Here Now. As many of that generation enter the autumn of their years, the big questions of peace and of purpose have returned demanding answers. And once again, Ram Dass blazes a new trail, inviting all to join him on the next stage of the journey.
"A superb writer...infused with profound wisdom of the heart and mind, a welcome sense of humor and a savvy effectiveness in the real world."—The San Francisco Chronicle
"Back then, when we were young and easy, Ram Dass taught us to be fully present to our lives. Here and now we’re not as young and it’s not so easy, but he’s still teaching us how to age with courage and compassion."—Sam Keen, bestselling author of Fire in the Belly
"Ram Dass continues to share his ongoing journey with us, to our great benefit, as usual. He is wiser here, more sober, more humble, and funnier than ever. There is so much to laugh about and cry about, to learn from, and to celebrate together."— Jon Kabat-Zinn, bestselling author of Wherever You Go, There You Are and Full Catastrophe Living
"Ram Dass has given us yet another blessing. When you finish this book you are wiser, freer, more awake, more in touch with your heart."—Jack Kornfeld, author of A Path With Heart
"There are many things one could say after reading a book as wonderful and profound as this one, but they all add up to the same thing. Thank you, Ram Dass, thanks a lot."—Rachel Naomi Remen, M.D., bestselling author ofKitchen Table Wisdom and My Grandfather’s Blessings
"Dass delves into the aspects of aging that terrify most of us—and affirms there is an awareness in each of us that transcends all the attributes that necessarily diminish with age. Ram Dass shows readers of all ages that it is possible to stay present in the midst of suffering, to be still and know that God is here now."—Publishers Weekly
"Ram Dass is a superb writer. His example of gentleness and loving compassion is infused with profound wisdom of the heart and mind, a welcome sense of humor and a savvy effectiveness in the real world."—The San Francisco Chronicle
"This book is an astonishing gift of love and clarity. Ram Dass guides us through many dimensions of aging with courage, humor, and profound wisdom."—Sharon Salzberg, author of Lovingkindness and A Heart as Wide as the World
"Ram Dass has entered the often stormy relationship between our physical and spiritual sides, and he has lived to tell about it. This is no gussied-up, glossed over personal account of illness, but an honest, courageous book that flows from the soul. Listen up, everybody, while Ram Dass tells it like it is."—Larry Dossey, M.D., author of Reinventing Medicine and Healing Words
About the Author
Ram Dass worked with environmental organizations, the socially conscious business community, and the dying. He was the cofounder of the Hanuman Foundation as well as the Seva Foundation, and he made his home in Hawaii.