Raghu Markus welcomes author and journalist Krista Tippett onto the Mindrolling Podcast for a loving remembrance of Ram Dass’ teachings and an exploration of how we can get free through love, acceptance, and inner inquiry.
Krista Tippett is an American journalist, author, and entrepreneur. She is the creator and host of the public radio program and podcast On Being. In 2014, Tippett was awarded the National Humanities Medal by U.S. President Barack Obama. Subscribe to On Being and find thoughtfully curated collections of audio, essays, and poetry from The On Being Project’s deep archive at onbeing.org.
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We Are All Dying
Kristen and Raghu reflect on their final experiences with Ram Dass in person at the annual Open Your Heart In Paradise Retreat, just before his recent passing. They examine how our relationship with death affects the way that we experience loss.
“The story doesn’t end with Ram Dass’ death; the community doesn’t end; the love doesn’t end” – Krista Tippett
Embracing Life By Accepting Death (16:25)
What does it mean to fully embrace the idea that life and death are so deeply intertwined? Krista shares some of the wisdom she picked up at the OYHIP Retreat from Ram Dass and friends around living more fully by accepting death, serving others and embracing the interconnectedness in all things.
“The spiritual insight is that living and dying are intimately connected. It seemed to me that Ram Dass embodied that – lived and breathed that – in a way that I don’t think I had seen.” – Krista Tippett
On Being (26:00)
Raghu speaks with Krista about her longtime radio show & podcast On Being – an exploration of the intersection of spiritual inquiry, science, social healing and much more.
“I think this is an evolutionary next step, doing the inner work and the outer work so that our presence in the world aligns with the kind of people we want to be and that we let those two things be in relationship with eachother.” – Krista Tippett