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You Are the Universe is an impactful guidebook, chronicling the unconventional journey and self-discovery of Ram Dass, one of the world’s most beloved spiritual teachers.
Sourced from five decades of recordings, Ram Dass shares his life story and transformative teachings in his own words with honesty and humor. He offers teens and adults of all ages life-altering inspiration for understanding universal truths, navigating their unique paths with compassion and awareness, and living a meaningful life.
Vibrant hand-drawn and water-colored images illustrate Ram Dass’s captivating story of transformation. You Are the Universe offers an accessible perspective on our world through Ram Dass’s eyes, and explores timeless answers for today’s most urgent questions.
EXPERT GUIDANCE: Psychologist and spiritual teacher Ram Dass dedicated his life to educating others on the keys to spiritual fulfillment and happiness, drawing wisdom from a lifetime of experience.
STRENGTHEN THE MIND AND THE SOUL: Ram Dass offers advice for teens on how to approach anxiety, engage in social justice, and find their path through the example of his experiences and wisdom.
GORGEOUS ILLUSTRATED NOVEL: With beautiful watercolor illustrations, this book is a perfect gift for both those familiar with Ram Dass's teachings and those new to his philosophy.
INTRODUCTION TO SPIRITUALITY: Sourced from the archive of Ram Dass’s recordings, You Are the Universe explores his most vital teachings and introduces young people to spirituality in an easy to read and approachable way.
A MUST-READ PREQUEL: You Are the Universe sets the stage for Ram Dass’s iconic spiritual growth manifesto Be Here Now.
About the Author
Amy Buetens is an artist, illustrator and art educator. She is a certified integrative thanatologist and death educator. Her work includes performing final rites of passage, and she serves as a leader in her Jewish burial society. She has been a dedicated student of Ram Dass for over 20 years, and is a co-leader for the Love Serve Remember Foundation’s International Women’s Satsang and leads her local Ram Dass Fellowship.
Julie Weinstein’s professional career is devoted to advancing environmental and social justice. She also serves as both a Jewish and Buddhist chaplain in the jails, within the justice movement and for people experiencing loss, grief and trauma. She is a death educator, burial society leader, and artist, and is pursuing ordination as a rabbi. She’s been practicing Ram Dass’s teachings for over two decades, and co-leads community initiatives for the Love Serve Remember Foundation.