“Dying to Know” screening (RIP Ram Das)



Portland Psychedelic Society hosts regular meetings and meetups in Portland, Oregon to discuss various facets of psychedelics — microdosing, macrodosing, therapeutic use, integration, science, arts, culture, spirituality, and more.

This is a “…find the others” group to connect with like-minded people who understand the value of psychedelics or want to learn more.

Portland Psychedelic Society is one of many psychedelic societies worldwide dedicated to creating community and raising awareness around psychedelic science.

“Dying to Know” screening (RIP Ram Das)


The psychedelic pioneer once known as Richard Alpert died at age 88 a little more than a week ago. So passed one of the figures who helped make postwar America vastly more individualistic, libertarian, weird, and wonderful.

Join us on the 21st of January at the Clinton Street Theater to honor Baba Ram Dass and the life that he lived, the love that he gave, the wisdom he spread.

We will speak about the ways Ram Dass changed our lives before we settle to watch the film together.

We will also be creating a shrine on stage to help us grieve the loss of Ram Dass. Please bring a flower or leaf, or a meaningful token to place on the shrine. Items will be returned after the film ends and the shrine is dismantled.

dying to know poster.
Gay Dillingham
95 minutes

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 continued into 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 & the biggest mystery of all: death.

Special Admission

Donations of $10-20 will be accepted at the front counter. No one turned away.