Sharon Salzberg – Metta Hour – Ep. 94 – Ram Dass & Mirabai Bush

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For the 94th episode of the Metta Hour Podcast, Sharon interviews Ram Dass and Mirabai Bush about their newest book, Walking Each Other Home: Conversations on Love and Dying.

Recorded live at the 2018 “Open Your Heart in Paradise” Retreat in Maui, Hawaii, Sharon, Ram Dass and Mirabai speak at length about their shared history together, and early years practicing meditation in India in the 1970s with Goenka and Neem Karoli Baba. RD and Mirabai discuss their motivation for writing a book about death and dying, and Mirabai reads a few passages from the book.
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Just Souls

Ram Dass, Mirabai, and Sharon recall their early years practicing in the East and the time they spent with Neem Karoli Baba. The group shares some of the lessons they have learned around being with those who are suffering and dying.

“When I am going to sit with a dying person I get thrilled because I am going into a space which is truth. I get with them and we are two souls.” – Ram Dass  

Walking Each Other Home (18:00)

Mirabai and Ram Dass talk about writing their final book together, Walking Each Other Home: Conversations on Loving and Dying. Mirabai reads a passage around the importance of confronting our fears around death.

“Dying is the big change. It is important that you see it as change. It’s not the end, it’s change.” – Ram Dass 

Learn more about the creation of Walking Each Other Home and how we can embrace death more fully on Ep. 133 of the Here and Now Podcast with Ram Dass
Soul Pod (33:30)

The group talks about the kinds of grace and intuition that often comes as a person is dying. Ram Dass reflects on the part each of us plays in our incarnation. He and Mirabai discuss our soul pod, those who we are connected to throughout our many lives.

Dying With Ease (43:00)

We close with a short Q&A with the live audience about how we can prepare for death. How can we get ready to die consciously?

“The basic teaching is that death comes without warning. Start getting ready for it now, because we never know.” – Mirabai Bush  

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