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Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Be Here Now, Noah Markus joins Raghu in mind-expanding conversation on the continued transformative importance of Ram Dass' 1971 'counter-culture bible.' Raghu welcomes his son – and Mindrolling favorite – Noah Markus back to the podcast for an in-depth dive deep into the pages of Ram Dass' pivotal 1971 book—and …
 
Robert Thurman and Raghu Markus embark on a Mindrolling conversation that touches on why wisdom is bliss and passes along four friendly fun facts that can change your life. Robert Thurman is the Jey Tsong Khapa Professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies in the Department of Religion at Columbia University and President of the Tibet House U.S., and …
 
Tibetan Master, Mingyur Rinpoche returns with Raghu and Krishna Das to illuminate how we can move from fear and self-hatred to the love and compassion of our innate Buddha Nature. Born in 1975, Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche is a much-loved and accomplished Tibetan Buddhist meditation teacher. From a young age, he was drawn to a life of contemplation. In …
 
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Be Here Now, electronic producers Jon Hopkins and East Forest join Raghu to talk, Sit Around The Fire, their new Ram Dass music meditation experience. Jon Hopkins is a Grammy-nominated electronic music producer who has created alongside Brian Eno, Coldplay, & David Holmes. In celebration of the 50th Anniver…
 
David Silver returns to interview grammy-nominated recording artist, John Forté, about his upcoming album – Vessels, Angels & Ancestors – featuring Ram Dass, and debuting on Soul Land Records. This episode of the Mindrolling Podcast with Raghu Markus is brought to you by BetterHelp. A professional counseling service done securely online. A convenie…
 
Advaita scholar, Acharya Shunya, joins Raghu to talk nonduality, growing up in Ayodhya, reinventing tradition, wholeness over holiness, maryada, The Ramayana, & the guru. Acharya Shunya is a wisdom teacher and a catalyst for empowering health and elevating consciousness worldwide. She is an award-winning and internationally renowned author, speaker…
 
Author & spiritual coach, Neal Allen, joins Raghu to vulnerably discuss facing our defenses head-on to discover God inside, and shares personal dharma stories involving his wife, Anne Lamott. This episode of the Mindrolling Podcast with Raghu Markus is brought to you by BetterHelp. A professional counseling service done securely online. A convenien…
 
Raghu Markus welcomes fellow podcaster Brandon Beachum to Mindrolling for a conversation encircling the concepts of abundance and power. Brandon Beachum is the author of The Golden Key and host of The Positive Head Podcast. To learn more about Brandon and his work, follow him on Instagram. Head to GoldenKey.Gift and download Brandon’s book (audio o…
 
Trevor Hall returns with Raghu to talk fatherhood, touring again, his new album In and Through the Body, the Soul Land Music Series, and staying at home in yourself. In this special, music-filled episode of Mindrolling, Raghu and Trevor Hall invite you into a virtual hang session – kicking back and listening to samples from specially curated Trevor…
 
Dr. Sará King joins Raghu Markus for a conversation around cultivating perspective, working through trauma, and how we can become the embodiment of intergenerational healing. Dr. Sará King is a UCLA-trained neuroscientist, political and learning scientist, social entrepreneur, public speaker, and yoga and mindfulness meditation instructor. She has …
 
Ann Tashi Slater joins Raghu Markus for a Mindrolling conversation about The Tibetan Book of the Dead, and what the journey into death can teach us about our everyday lives. Ann Tashi Slater is a writer and professor based in Tokyo, Japan. She contributes to the New Yorker, the Paris Review, the New York Times, the Washington Post, Tricycle Magazin…
 
B. Alan Wallace joins Raghu to reconcile science and spirituality within the context of Tibetan Buddhism's Great Perfection. B. Alan Wallace PhD is a frequent translator and contributor to meetings between the Dalai Lama and prominent scientists and philosophers, and he has written and translated more than 40 books, including Minding Closely: The F…
 
Zen priest and poet, Zoketsu Norman Fischer, returns with Raghu to discuss God, death, time, and relationship at the intersection of Buddhism and Judaism. Zoketsu Norman Fischer is a poet and Zen Buddhist priest. For many years he has taught at the San Francisco Zen Center, the oldest and largest of the new Buddhist organizations in the West, where…
 
Zoey Markus, Raghu's wise, talented, and entrepreneurial granddaughter, shares her Generation Z perspective on the pandemic, polarizing politics, racism, and kindness as a cure. In this special episode of Mindrolling, after elucidating classic wisdom from Ram Dass about the process of going from "somebody training," to "becoming nobody," Raghu intr…
 
The Alan Watts Organization and Be Here Now Network have come together to bring you a new podcast series that dives deep into the Alan Watts Archive’s 100-hour collection of talks. This Monday, June 7th, discover for yourself why Alan Watts has continued to inspire generations of seekers with the Alan Watts Being in the Way podcast. This exciting n…
 
Iconic drummer John Densmore joins Raghu Markus for a Mindrolling conversation that touches on the primal drumbeat of life, the poetry and complexity of Jim Morrison, and why silence is golden. John Densmore is best known for his iconic work as the drummer for the American rock and roll band, The Doors. On top of his musical successes, John is also…
 
This week on the Mindrolling podcast, Raghu shares a conversation with author James Nestor about the underestimated power of our breath and how we can work with it. James Nestor is an author and journalist who has written for Outside Magazine, The Atlantic, National Public Radio, The New York Times, Scientific American, Dwell Magazine, The San Fran…
 
Google Empathy Lab's Ananda Danielle Krettek Cobb joins Raghu to discuss imagination, trust, & merging Ram Dass' compassionate loving awareness with artificial intelligence technology. Ananda Danielle Krettek Cobb is the Founder of Google's Empathy Lab — Google's resident expert on human understanding and flourishing. Danielle is an award-winning c…
 
In this virtual journey through 1970s India, Raghu, Krishna Das, Daniel Goleman, and Rameshwar Das compare roadmaps and share stories of Ram Dass, LSD, Maharajji, and miracles. Joining together to help percolate memories and recollections as sustainable fuel for Daniel Goleman's anticipated memoir; Krishna Das, Rameshwar Das, and Daniel join Raghu …
 
Judy Lief is a Buddhist teacher who trained under the Tibetan meditation master, Ven. Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. She has been a teacher and practitioner for over 35 years, and she continues to teach throughout the world. Judy is known for offering insights and practices stemming from the Buddhist tradition as a support for ordinary people facing the…
 
Ram Dev rejoins Raghu for a conversation on love, fear, death, faith, grief, compassion, and becoming somebody; sharing mind-blowing Karmapa, Hanuman, & Maharajji darshan stories. Ram Dev (Dale Borglum) founded and directed the Hanuman Foundation Dying Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico, the first residential facility in the United States to support co…
 
Author & poet, Sitaram Dass, joins Raghu to share on caretaking for Ram Dass, doubt and faith on the path of Guru Kripa, and the wisdom behind his new book: From and For God. Sitaram Dass spent several years serving his beloved teacher Ram Dass on Maui, where he was shown the path of Bhakti, the yoga of service and devotion to God. Through writings…
 
Ralph De La Rosa and Raghu discuss mantra and bhakti yoga as intelligent self inquiry, compassion as the root of anger, healing our loneliness, and how all paths lead to love. Ralph De La Rosa, LCSW, is an author, psychotherapist, meditation teacher, Buddhist philosopher, and student of Amma. He leads healing retreats at Omega Institute, Spirit Roc…
 
Poet, Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer, joins Raghu to discuss poetry as a spiritual path, meeting the blank page with trust, and the joyful daily practice of giving it away. Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer lives in Southwest Colorado with her husband and two children, served as the third Colorado Western Slope Poet Laureate (2015-2017) and was a finalist for C…
 
Grammy-winning recording artist, John Forté, of The Fugees, joins Raghu to talk the spirit of music as community, the highs and lows of success, music as internal alchemy, and headlining the Ram Dass Soul Land Music Series. John Forté is a Grammy-winning recording artist best known for his work with the hip-hop group, The Fugees, writing and produc…
 
Duncan Trussell returns to talk fatherhood, harmonizing the home, and confusion as a condition of enlightenment; in this psychic arm-wrestling match with Krishnamurti's concept of a mischievous me. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.…
 
OG Mindroller, David Silver, rejoins Raghu to share mind-blowing stories with exceptional individuals, giving insight into spiritual discernment, consciousness, psychedelics, compassion, & relationships. The band is back together, as Mindrolling alumni, David Silver, returns with Raghu to share more remarkable stories and epiphanies from his rich, …
 
Anthony Thogmartin, of Papadosio and EarthCry, joins Raghu to discuss the inseparability of music and spirituality, at the brimming intersection of nature and technology. Anthony Thogmartin is a consciousness, technology, and ecologically minded multi-instrumental musician, producer, and teacher best known for his work with the jamtronica outfit Pa…
 
Social psychologist, Mary M. Clare, Ph.D, & science writer, Gary Ferguson, join Raghu to help us past the seperation myth, & into a restored balance of full ecology, environment, & human nature. Mary M Clare, Ph.D., brings her lifelong passion for the natural world together with a 30-year career as a social and cultural psychologist. A fellow in th…
 
Writer, Anne Lamott, rejoins Raghu with her unparalleled honesty and humor, to shine twilight's mystical light through the dark of night, exploring the illuminating dawn of hope, faith, forgiveness, repentance, revival, and courage. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sel…
 
Teacher, David Harshada Wagner, joins Raghu to discuss the intersection of selfless service with becoming nobody, depict the importance of keeping a loving inner guru, & share poetry of Kabir. David Harshada Wagner is a creative mindset consultant, teacher, author, artist and proud father who has dedicated more than 30 years of his life to the path…
 
Lama Tsultrim Allione rejoins Raghu to share rare, behind the scenes, Ram Dass stories, and explore how to work with afflictive emotions by feeding your demons, rather than running from them. One of Mindrolling's favorite reoccurring guests, Lama Tsultrim Allione, returns to join Raghu for an illuminating, fun, and healing conversation. Beginning t…
 
Author Cuong Lu drops by Mindrolling to talk about his new book, share stories of studying with Thich Nhat Hanh, and explore how we can all stop the fighting within ourselves. Cuong Lu, a Buddhist teacher, scholar, and writer, was born in Vietnam in 1968 and emigrated to Holland with his family in 1980. In 1993, he was ordained a monk at Plum Villa…
 
Visionary artists, Allyson and Alex Grey join Raghu to share their deep connection with Ram Dass, Be Here Now, Maharajji, psychedelics, Dzogchen Buddhism, and creativity. Visionary artists, wise psychonauts, and podcasters, Allyson and Alex Grey are co-founders & Ministers of CoSM, the Chapel of Sacred Mirrors, a transformational art based non-prof…
 
Dr. Robert Svoboda rejoins Raghu, with special guest Noah Markus, to share ancient Ayurvedic wisdom elucidating how to navigate our incarnations within the law of karma. Dr. Robert Svoboda is the first Westerner ever to graduate from a college of Ayurveda and be licensed to practice Ayurveda in India. During and after his formal Ayurvedic training …
 
Aubrey Marcus returns with Raghu to share poetry and dig into topics of navigating collective karma with intuition, the unconditional love of the mother, and the nature of time and free will. Aubrey Marcus (IG: @aubreymarcus) is the founder of Onnit, a lifestyle brand based on a holistic health philosophy he calls Total Human Optimization. Onnit is…
 
Trudy Goodman visits the Mindrolling podcast to share her experiences with Ram Dass and reflect on the impact that his teachings have made in the world. Trudy Goodman Kornfield, Ph.D., is a Vipassana teacher in the Theravada lineage and the Founding Teacher of InsightLA. She also teaches residential retreats at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Wood…
 
Joseph Goldstein returns to Mindrolling to share stories about Ram Dass, including how he was the doorway to Joseph’s teaching career and how he inspired Joseph’s mantra of compassion. Don’t forget to preorder Being Ram Dass and leave a message about how Ram Dass influenced you. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy…
 
As we crest the anniversary of Ram Dass leaving his body, Sharon Salzberg visits Raghu to share stories about Ram Dass and his amazing capacity to both give and receive love. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.…
 
Author, journalist, & activist, Sarah Wilson joins Raghu to discuss balancing the inner spiritual journey with outer action, sharing, and sacrifice in order to be of service to the collective. Sarah Wilson is a former journalist and TV presenter, author and activist, who wrote the New York Times bestsellers I Quit Sugar and First, We Make the Beast…
 
Comedian & Podcaster, Jamie Kilstein joins Raghu to talk about honesty, vulnerability, f*cking up, atheism, suicide, psychedelics, and spirituality. Jamie Kilstein is a comedian, writer, musician, fighter, and podcaster who hosts, A F*ckup’s Guide to Self-Help, where he talks culture, self-improvement, drugs, mental health, and being an outcast. He…
 
Author and podcaster Daniele Bolelli drops by the Mindrolling podcast for a conversation around dealing with fear and suffering, facing loss, and balancing toughness and kindness as we go through life. Daniele Bolelli is a writer, martial artist, university professor, and podcaster. He was born in Italy and currently lives in Los Angeles. Learn mor…
 
Alastair McIntosh rejoins to explore climate change through Ram Dass' lens of karma & grace, reframing it as a dangerous opportunity to cultivate a resilient, loving, interconnected future. Writer, speaker, and activist, Alastair McIntosh has been described by BBC TV as “one of the world’s leading environmental campaigners.” A pioneer of modern lan…
 
Daniel Goleman joins Raghu to celebrate the 25th anniversary of his paradigm-shifting book, Emotional Intelligence, and discuss the intersection of science and spirituality through the lens of Ram Dass, mindfulness, neuroplasticity, and intuition. Daniel is an internationally known psychologist and author. His New York Times bestselling book, Emoti…
 
Marc Lesser joins Raghu to talk about bringing Zen Buddhism to Google, working with evolutionary fear, cultivating humor and courage, and reclaiming mindfulness as a warmhearted practice. Marc Lesser is a speaker, facilitator, workshop leader, and executive coach, known for his engaging, experiential presentations that integrate mindfulness and emo…
 
Mindrolling alumni, David Silver, rejoins to share epiphanies inspired by his upcoming book. From elephant parties with John Lennon, to mixtape requests from Gaddafi, to his friendship with Bob Marley, to meeting Malcolm X; David’s stories are truly ones of grace, humor, compassion, & wonder. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and Cali…
 
Comedian, actor, and writer, Pete Holmes, rejoins Raghu to reflect on his experiences with Ram Dass, sharing rare and hilarious stories exemplifying his deeply personal, spiritual transformation. This special episode of Mindrolling is part of a series of conversations for an upcoming book project on individual’s remarkable experiences with Ram Dass…
 
Multidimensional artist, podcaster, and comedian, Ramin Nazer, joins Raghu to discuss his high-podcast diet, talk Frank Zappa’s idea of expanding through contrasting material, and dive into the topics of art, eternity, practice, creativity, & death. Ramin Nazer is a multitalented artist, podcaster, comedian, game-creator and musician based out of L…
 
Dr. Robert Roeser joins Raghu to explore how Buddhism and mindfulness practices merge with modern neuroscience and developmental psychology. As Penn State’s first-ever Professor of Caring and Compassion, Robert W. Roeser, PhD is tasked with designing classes that meld the ancient practices of mindfulness and meditation with modern neuroscience to h…
 
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