Film Screening: Ram Dass - Becoming Nobody + Director Q&A with Jamie Catto

Film Screening: Ram Dass - Becoming Nobody + Director Q&A with Jamie Catto

Monday, February 17, 2020 - 19:00 to 21:15
Alternatives says: 
Becoming Nobody is the quintessential portal to Ram Dass’ life and teachings.



Using a mix of interviews and archival recordings of his presentations, the American spiritual teacher Ram Dass, born Richard Alpert, tells the story of his life, while summarizing his primary teachings.

Presented in celebration of Ram Dass after his passing on Dec. 22nd 2019, Becoming Nobody represents the core arc of Ram Dass’ teachings and life: whether as Dr. Richard Alpert, the eminent 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 wore many hats on his journey. 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.

Historical footage complements an engaging conversation with director Jamie Catto as they explore the life experiences that helped to free Ram Dass from the attachment to his ‘somebody-ness’- a journey which transformed him into the radiant soul who now inspires a new generation. 

We will be joined by the Director, Jamie Catto, for live Q&A after the film. 

In the early days of Alternatives, Ram Dass spoke to sold out crowds at St James's Church, becoming an important part of our legacy and history.  Join us this evening for this special screening and a chance to remember his teachings. 


About the speaker, Jamie Catto

Jamie Catto is the creator, producer/director of the multi-award winning global 1 Giant Leap films and albums and founding member of Faithless. He leads uniquely transformative workshops and one-on-one sessions. The first 1 Giant Leap was nominated for 2 Grammys in 2003, sold over 300 thousand albums, and won numerous awards globally. The 2009 movie and album, “What About Me?”, won the Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary at Red Rock Film Festival.

Jamie says he made Becoming Nobody “to create an endless resource of Ram Dass’s message, his humour and his unpretentious wisdom. It’s not a biography, it’s a film about whoever’s watching it.

Doors open
Film commences
Q&A with Jamie Catto