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June 17, 2002
In a career spanning 35 years, filmmaker Mickey Lemle has seen many of his documentaries broadcast on television. In India alone, he recalls, an astounding 400 million viewers tuned in to watch his film about U.S. astronauts called "The Other Side of the Moon." In Russia, 200 million tuned in.
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May 30, 2013
The transformation of Long Island boy and wannabe rock star Jeffrey Kagel into Krishna Das, a singer of Hindu devotional chants, is an odyssey as long and winding as any searcher's tale. In "One Track Heart," director Jeremy Frindel lays out the biographical basics in boilerplate fashion: the barefoot pilgrimages through India, the struggles with depression, the stumbles and renewals. The admiring documentary grows frustratingly repetitive as friends, meditation experts, fellow yogis and record producer Rick Rubin testify to Krishna Das' talent and sincerity.
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May 3, 1991 | BETH ANN KRIER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"Somehow we found ourselves talking about Ram Dass' funeral. I said the name of the funeral would have to be 'Be Dead Now' (after Ram Dass' best - selling book 'Be Here Now'). Bob Dylan has a line in a song somewhere about he who isn't busy being born is busy dying. There's not that many people who, at 60, are still busy being born. Ram Dass is still being born." --political activist Paul Gorman, co-author with Ram Dass of "How Can I Help?" Social action quiz for the '90s: 1.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 14, 2010 | By Nick Owchar, Los Angeles Times
This month's column is about love. Not the Valentine's Day variety. The Siren's Call is interested in love as an elemental force ? as something experienced by mystics and glimpsed by poets. Dante caught a glimpse ? this column recently looked at his masterful poetry ? in the final lines of "Paradiso," where he tells readers that his mind and will are whirling around Like a wheel smoothly turning without a sound Spun by the Love that moves both sun and stars.
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June 21, 2002 | KEVIN THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mickey Lemle's "Ram Dass: Fierce Grace," an ingratiating and comprehensive portrait of the widely admired spiritual leader, author and lecturer, takes its subtitle from Lemle's description of how the subject of his documentary is coping with the effects of a stroke that felled him more than five years ago, leaving him partially paralyzed and with speech aphasia.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 17, 2000 | PETER CLOTHIER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In the early 1970s, in the midst of one of life's crises, at a time when I knew--or thought it necessary to know--much more than I do now, I was urged by a friend to read "Be Here Now" by Ram Dass.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 30, 2013
The transformation of Long Island boy and wannabe rock star Jeffrey Kagel into Krishna Das, a singer of Hindu devotional chants, is an odyssey as long and winding as any searcher's tale. In "One Track Heart," director Jeremy Frindel lays out the biographical basics in boilerplate fashion: the barefoot pilgrimages through India, the struggles with depression, the stumbles and renewals. The admiring documentary grows frustratingly repetitive as friends, meditation experts, fellow yogis and record producer Rick Rubin testify to Krishna Das' talent and sincerity.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 17, 1987 | TOM GORMAN, Times Staff Writer
A turn-away crowd of more than 1,200 paid $10 apiece Monday night to hear New Age spiritualist Ram Dass discuss his heart's journey into compassion, but Lynn and Ron Montbleau of La Jolla may have thought he was specifically addressing them. Ron Montbleau, 33, said he first heard Ram Dass more than 15 years ago, "when I was more idealistic. But I wasn't as willing to be committed to something as I am now. Now, I have the power to change things. I can do what he's calling us to do."
ENTERTAINMENT
November 14, 2010 | By Nick Owchar, Los Angeles Times
This month's column is about love. Not the Valentine's Day variety. The Siren's Call is interested in love as an elemental force ? as something experienced by mystics and glimpsed by poets. Dante caught a glimpse ? this column recently looked at his masterful poetry ? in the final lines of "Paradiso," where he tells readers that his mind and will are whirling around Like a wheel smoothly turning without a sound Spun by the Love that moves both sun and stars.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 21, 2002 | KEVIN THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mickey Lemle's "Ram Dass: Fierce Grace," an ingratiating and comprehensive portrait of the widely admired spiritual leader, author and lecturer, takes its subtitle from Lemle's description of how the subject of his documentary is coping with the effects of a stroke that felled him more than five years ago, leaving him partially paralyzed and with speech aphasia.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 17, 2002
In a career spanning 35 years, filmmaker Mickey Lemle has seen many of his documentaries broadcast on television. In India alone, he recalls, an astounding 400 million viewers tuned in to watch his film about U.S. astronauts called "The Other Side of the Moon." In Russia, 200 million tuned in.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 17, 2000 | PETER CLOTHIER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In the early 1970s, in the midst of one of life's crises, at a time when I knew--or thought it necessary to know--much more than I do now, I was urged by a friend to read "Be Here Now" by Ram Dass.
NEWS
May 3, 1991 | BETH ANN KRIER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"Somehow we found ourselves talking about Ram Dass' funeral. I said the name of the funeral would have to be 'Be Dead Now' (after Ram Dass' best - selling book 'Be Here Now'). Bob Dylan has a line in a song somewhere about he who isn't busy being born is busy dying. There's not that many people who, at 60, are still busy being born. Ram Dass is still being born." --political activist Paul Gorman, co-author with Ram Dass of "How Can I Help?" Social action quiz for the '90s: 1.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 17, 1987 | TOM GORMAN, Times Staff Writer
A turn-away crowd of more than 1,200 paid $10 apiece Monday night to hear New Age spiritualist Ram Dass discuss his heart's journey into compassion, but Lynn and Ron Montbleau of La Jolla may have thought he was specifically addressing them. Ron Montbleau, 33, said he first heard Ram Dass more than 15 years ago, "when I was more idealistic. But I wasn't as willing to be committed to something as I am now. Now, I have the power to change things. I can do what he's calling us to do."
ENTERTAINMENT
February 11, 2010
The 8th annual Conscious Life Expo is a three-day examination of personal and global transformation featuring over 65 self-help and new-age speakers, including "Being Here Now" author Ram Dass. Additional activities include live music, panel discussions, workshops on holistic coaching, reincarnation and hypnosis, plus a Sunday night Valentine's salsa dance to show off your new mental moves. LAX Hilton, 5711 W. Century Blvd. Fri. 3 p.m.-9:30 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.-11 p.m., Sun. 9 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Day pass $10-$20, workshops $25, keynote speakers $55. www.consciouslifeexpo.
HEALTH
January 8, 2001
HARDCOVER 1. "Body for Life: 12 Weeks to Mental and Physical Strength," by Bill Phillips and Michael D'Orso (HarperCollins, $25) 2. "Eating Well for Optimum Health: The Essential Guide to Food, Diet and Nutrition," by Andrew Weill (Alfred A. Knopf, $25) 3. "Life Makeovers: 52 Practical and Inspiring Ways to Improve Your Life One Week at a Time," by Cheryl Richardson (Broadway, $21.95) 4. "Still Here: Embracing Aging, Changing and Dying," by Ram Dass (Riverhead Books, $22) 5.
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