Recorded in 1980 in San Francisco, Ram Dass gives a glimpse into one of his more challenging experiences as a teacher. His humanity and humor come through in this transcribed excerpt from his workshop on relationships:
"I found myself a couple of years ago in Hawaii, on an island in Hawaii, where I had been invited to a meditation group. I thought, 'Gee. Wonderful, They will fly me to this island.' I had never seen this island. I was met and taken up into the mountains into a plantation way in the back woods.
"The whole thing started to feel a little weird to me, and it turned out that they were an intensive group encounter group and there were about 30 of them. They had been together for years..."