Submitted by Sue DuMond
The 2019 documentary “Becoming Nobody” represents the core arc of Ram Dass’ teachings and life: whether as Dr. Richard Alpert, the esteemed Harvard psychologist, or as Ram Dass who serves as a bridge between Eastern and Western philosophies, he has defined a generation of inner explorers and seekers of truth and wisdom. Through his turns as scion of an eminent Jewish family from Boston, rock-star Harvard psychologist; counter-culture rascally adventurer; Eastern holy man; stroke survivor; and compassionate caregiver, Ram Dass has worn many hats on his journey, the narrative of which is revealed in this film. His ability to entertain and his sense of humor are abundantly evident in a conversation that brings us around to address the vast question of ultimate freedom.
Movies shown on the grange’s huge new movie screen and new sound system. Popcorn will be served. Admission is free with donations graciously accepted and added to the grange’s building maintenance fund. Time is 7 p.m., Friday Jan. 31, at Lopez Island Grange 452 Richardson Road, Lopez Island, Washington, 98261.