February 21, 2020 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Home of Jackie Evans
475 Spruce Street
IMCB Movie night, February 21st: “Becoming Nobody”
Friday, Feb 21, potluck at 6:30, film at 7:30
At the home of Jackie Evans, 475 Spruce St., Berkeley.
Directions: From downtown Berkeley, take Shattuck Ave. north one mile to Cedar St. and turn right. Turn left at the stop sign for Spruce. Follow it for about two miles until you come to
Alta Road and park on Spruce. Find 475 Spruce, go in the gate and follow the light to the downstairs apartment which is where the movie will be. If you come to the intersection of Spruce and Grizzly Peak, you have come a little too far.
I look forward to sharing the film Becoming Nobody about Ram Dass. Ram Dass led many in the 60s generation from consciousness to spirituality, was a key benefactor in the Insight Meditation movement and mentor/guide to Joseph Goldstein, Jack Kornfield, Sharon Salzberg, myself, and many other Dharma teachers. I’ve seenBecoming Nobody twice and highly recommend it. After the potluck, at 7:30 pm, I’ll introduce the film with a few words about Ram Dass, we will watch it together (81 minutes), and afterwards have a conversation about it. Come join us for an uplifting experience of community.
About the Film
Becoming Nobody represents the core arc of Ram Dass’ teachings and life. Historic clips balance engaging recent conversations with director Jamie Catto. We come to understand how our old roles and disguises become increasingly burdensome. The film captures a loving man full of joy, wit, honesty and wisdom, at ease in conversation while sharing his considerable pains and pleasures. The life experiences that have freed him from the attachments of his ‘somebody-ness’ have transformed him into the radiant soul who now inspires a new generation.