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WELCOME to the Fall 2020 Seminars + E-Courses on Indian Religions/Religions of India:  Come explore Vedic/Hindu, Jain, Buddhist, Sikh religious texts and cultures with visiting ASTRA/Aspera scholar from the USA, Dr. Bhikshuni Trinlae!

Enrolled Students: See >COURSES menu< for reading materials!

To get an advance taste, enjoy this "musical, animated personal interpretation of the Indian epic the Ramayana"  open-access film by the American artist Nina Paley. Former Harvard professor from Harvard Graduate School of Education, late Richard Alpert aka Ram Dass, speaks about using the mind to pacify emotions.
Sita Sings the Blues - 1080p HD Full Movie c/o artist Nina Paley
Sita Sings the Blues is a musical, animated personal interpretation of the Indian epic the Ramayana by the artist Nina Paley. The aspect of the story that I focus on is the relationship between Sita and Rama, who are gods incarnated as human beings, and even they can't make their marriage work. The movie features music from the late Annette Hanshaw (1920s-1930s singer). http://www.sitasingstheblues.com/[/embed]
Dissolving the Fear, Finding Your Own Beauty - Ram Dass

A short film featuring Ram Dass on coming out of the darkness and overcoming our feelings of unworthiness in order to feel safe in the presence of love. However you arrive in this moment, if you can accept that you are lovable, the feelings of fear dissolve.

This piece was produced by RamDass.org/LSRF, June 2017.