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Ram Dass : Chapter II (2019)

by East Forest, Ram Dass

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We Are Truth 05:22
the universe is a manifestation of the one and the oneness is inside the soul the soul is our real self the ego is who we think we are and the soul is really, really who we are soul comes from the one from the god and we are spiritual beings visiting humanity i want to know i want to know i want to feel what’s inside i want to let it go, let it go i want let it all go i’m surrounded by all these ghosts who can’t confide cannot let it go. Just let it go. we’re all satsang we are all truth i want to know i want to know i want to feel what’s inside i want to let it go i want to let it all go there’s no questions left to ask all our lives are in the past they come and go so easily there’s nothing left to be if you identify with your soul then you see other people as souls and souls love one another it’s easy as a soul to love everybody they’re all manifestations of the one
Home 03:32
psilocybin is my friend psilocybin got me onto the spiritual path my first trip i did it with tim leary and allen ginsberg we were in the kitchen in tim’s house but the talking was too much for me and so i went into the living room which was dark i sat down with the couch i thought i have my body at least but i looked down there was the couch there was no me sitting on the couch there was no body no roles no body then i sensed in me a place of love and i said i’m home i was going into spiritual planes of consciousness i had never done that before i’m home
A Miracle 09:55
there was a guy he was a surfer from california long hair all dressed in indian clothes beard beads i figured that’s the person i would go to india with he said that he was going to take a walking trip in India what the hell so we started on our walking trip my feet burned he said “my guru is up in the hills” so i decided to go up to the mountains with him and i didn’t believe in gurus the night before we were to arrive at the guru we had stayed at a house and i got up to go to the bathroom and i went outside and the stars were magnificent it was the first time i had thought about my mother she had died six months before she was a soul i got inside his house and i hadn’t told anybody about this and then the next day we drove on to the guru up on that hill he said “the guru is there on the hill” what was at the top of that hill and then it was a long, long path to a meadow in the meadow there were 20 or 30 people all dressed in white around a central figure an old man with a blanket over his shoulder and my mind said to me “this is a cult” i won’t go any farther so the old man pointed at me and he said, “you were thinking about your mother last night” it was a miracle i didn’t tell anybody about that just me he’s privy to my mind my mind was blown by that miracle i was thinking my gosh he knows my mind wow and i started to think about the thoughts that i had, that i wouldn’t want anybody to know and i looked up at him and he is looking at me with such love unconditional love he was loving me with my thoughts with all of the stuff with all the stuff i never had unconditional love that moment i loved everybody when i looked into his eyes i loved everybody including me from then on my life was just love, love, love, love from then on i was identified with my soul
you’re a guru even if you have never met your guru your guru is there everybody has a guru if you don’t think you have a guru i’ll lend you mine before i realized that he was here i felt i was the captain of my ship now he’s the captain of my ship i surrender i turn to him and he decides and god decides he has his leela or dance or game and i’m part of that dance you’re a guru


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In June 2018, East Forest was invited to Ram Dass’ home in Maui to join in conversation and record brand new teachings from the legendary teacher. After capturing these words of wisdom, East Forest returned to his studio in the high desert of Southern Utah to compose the soundtrack to beautifully support each songs’ subject. In these new recordings, Ram Dass’ words speak masterfully to the modern challenges that so many face with technology, dark thoughts, the nature of soul and so much more. The new East Forest record also features guest appearances from the likes of Trevor Hall and Grammy nominated artist, Krishna Das, all framing Ram Dass’ teachings with contemporary voices and cementing the 87 year old spiritual teacher into an echelon of relevancy and immediacy — offering a direct antidote for a highly polarized nation that is deeply in need of a universal voice of wisdom, connection and unconditional love.

EAST FOREST x RAM DASS, releasing in four "Chapters" throughout 2019, culminating in a full-length album on August 9, 2019.

Learn more about EAST FOREST x RAM DASS project here: eastforest.org/eastforest-x-ramdass

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released March 22, 2019

East Forest - Producer, Composer, Mixing, Engineering.
Ram Dass - Spoken Word

Trevor Oswalt (aka East Forest) - Vocals, Piano, Percussion, Synthesizers, Vibraphone, Mylodica, Wurlitzer, Drum Programming, String Arrangements, Field Recordings.
Jonathan P Downer - Bass Guitar "We Are Truth"
Ji Tanzer - Percussion "Home"
Thacher Schmid - Viola "Home"
Owen Hofmann-Smith - Double Bass "Home"
Lorraine Weiss - Saxophone "A Miracle"
Lucas Tensen - Gordello "You're A Guru"

Huntley Miller - Mastering

Elizabeth Hilton - Ram Dass Paining
Daniel F. Birch - Graphic Design

Tim Cook - Executive Producer
Raghu Markus - Lover Serve Remember Executive Director

Recorded at Boulder Rock Studios (Boulder, UT), The Map Room (Portland, OR) and Ram Dass' study (Maui, HI)
All field recordings captured around Ram Dass' home on the island of Maui, Hawaii


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East Forest plays electro-acoustic music coined "blissful" (NPR) and "immersive" (Wired). His work has appeared on Bright Antenna, Domino, 1631 Recordings, Aquilo Records, as well as Tender Loving Empire & Universal/Decca.
He has three #1 albums that charted on iTunes as well as multiple top ten Billboard releases. He tours internationally.
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