The Enlightenment album is based on the five elements once believed to be the underpinning of all things: water, wind, thunder, fire and earth. For each element, there is a trilogy of songs. The music folds keyboards, guitar and percussion into a range of music from acoustic to progressive rock. This album is ideal for morning meditation.
Este grupo de conferencias, por Rama, el Dr. Frederick P. Lenz, es un resumen, una compresión de conocimiento que representa una enorme cantidad de sabiduría. Los temas incluyen: meditación, budismo, poder, balance, sabiduría, iluminación, felicidad personal, reencarnación, éxito profesional, milagros, meditación intermedia, y El ciclo de la iluminación.
Enlightenment is absorption in Eternity. Enlightenment is to become Eternity itself. What’s important is not self-realization, but what you can do for others.
(by Garuda) I was meditating this morning going through the ups and downs of life, and suddenly, looking at Rama's poster, I realized that everyday has been a good day since I became his student. Ever since that day, I have been connected to the network of enlightenment. More importantly, I have been formally accepted as a student of a fully enlightened teacher.
All meditation involves focus until we enter into the quality-less, thoughtless essence. Detailed instructions for points of focus in meditation and for learning to re-focus the mind are discussed. As Rama says, "the practice of meditation is emptying the mind. When the mind is empty, completely empty, it's perfect meditation. It's really that simple."
The Enlightenment Cycle talk set, recorded by Rama - Dr. Frederick P. Lenz in 1992, is essential coursework for students of American Buddhism. This set of 12 talks is a summation that represents an enormous body of information. While each talk covers many subjects, within each discourse is a potent kernel of wisdom that grows upon each hearing.
In these diverse talks, Rama draws from classical Tibetan Buddhism and numerous aspects of American culture to create a current version of Tantric Buddhism that is as solidly grounded in ancient practice as it is fully engaged in modern life.
"What I term Tantric Zen, I could also refer to as old Zen, the original face of Zen, or new Zen, contemporary Zen practice -- no mind, the mirror of existence. Zen is meditation, the actual experience of life -- directly, immediately, with no buffers." -- Rama
When Rama - Dr. Frederick P. Lenz recorded these talks, he was developing an approach to self realization that, while emphasizing meditation and enlightenment, drew from a variety of traditions including Vedanta, Tibetan Buddhism and American mystic teachings.