Dying to Know: Ram Dass & Timothy Leary

Saturday, August 10th, 6:45 p.m.

Dying to Know is an intimate portrait celebrating two very complex controversial characters in an epic friendship that shaped a generation. In the early 1960s Harvard psychology professors Timothy Leary and Richard Alpert began probing the edges of consciousness through their experiments with psychedelics. Leary became the LSD guru, asking us to think for ourselves, igniting a global counter-cultural movement and landing in prison after Nixon called him "the most dangerous man in America." Alpert journeyed to the East becoming Ram Dass, a spiritual teacher for an entire generation who continues in his 80s teaching service through compassion. With interviews spanning 50 years the film invites us into the future encouraging us to ponder questions about life, drugs and the biggest mystery of all: death.

"Nothing tops the discussions of mortality between Leary and Ram Dass, during which both of these battered but unbowed explorers of reality come off as nothing less than enlightened." --Marc Mohan, Portland Oregonian

Saturday, August 10th, 6:45 p.m. seating; film starts at 7 p.m., Cascadia House, admission: Free. Any donations for time and expenses are appreciated.

First-come, first served. Please reserve your space(s) on our website so we know that you are coming, and please only reserve a place when you are truly attending in consideration for others and your hosts. The private Vancouver residence address will be given upon sign-up.

Please bring a pillow to ensure your comfort, and a healthy finger food or beverage to share.

Come and meet like-minded spiritual and metaphysical community at the Cascadia House Conscious Cinema gatherings held monthly. We have a brief social meet-and-greet and show a film chosen specifically nourish our spirits -- whether comedy, drama, documentary, or ??? We're open to your suggestions! There will be an intermission to mingle, meet, and discuss. After the film we'll continue the discussion, and simply socialize!

The Cascadia Room has a theater screen with HD projector and high-quality sound. We can seat about 18 people on backjacks (which are floor seats), as well as snuggly foam mats and pillows so you can recline while watching.

 

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Conscious Cinema

Come and meet like-minded spiritual and metaphysical community at the Cascadia House Conscious Cinema gatherings held monthly. We have a brief social meet-and-greet and show a film chosen specifically nourish our spirits -- whether comedy, drama, documentary, or ??? We're open to your suggestions! There will be an intermission to mingle, meet, and discuss. After the film we'll continue the discussion, and simply socialize!

The Cascadia Room has a theater screen with HD projector and high-quality sound. We can seat about 18 people on backjacks (which are floor seats), as well as snuggly foam mats and pillows so you can recline while watching.

Pictured here is the group of 14 delightful souls who attended the inaugural first showing of a movie at Cascadia House, which was Wayne Dyer's The Shift during January 2019.