Richard Alpert   

Ram Dass (born Richard Alpert; April 6, 1931 December 22, 2019), also known as Baba Ram Dass, was an American spiritual teacher, academic and clinical psychologist, and author of many books, including the seminal 1971 book Be Here Now.

"Any Trip You Want To Take Leads To The Same Place"

He was personally and professionally associated with Timothy Leary at Harvard University in the early 1960s, traveled to India and knew Hindu guru Neem Karoli Baba, and founded the charitable organizations Seva Foundation and Hanuman Foundation.

He continued to teach via his website, produced a podcast with support from 1440 Multiversity, and pursued mobile app development through the Be Here Now network and the Love, Serve, Remember Foundation.

MAUI, Hawaii (December 23, 2019) - A counter culture icon and psychedelic drug research pioneer has died at his home on Maui.
Baba Ram Dass died Sunday according to his foundation. He teached online, at retreats, and at his home in Maui.