A contemporary spiritual teacher who wrote the 1971 bestseller Be Here Now. Alpert accepted a permanent position at Harvard, where he worked with the Social Relations Department, the Psychology Department, the Graduate School of Education, and the Health Service, where he was a therapist. He was also awarded research contracts with Yale and Stanford. During his career, Ram Dass went on to write 8 more books including a translation of the Bhagavad Gita, and lectured across the country for several decades. Health complications has determined that Ram Dass not travel anymore, but his videos of past and current lectures still breathe truth and consciousness.