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Samadhi

Samadhi is one of three meditation music albums designed by Rama – Dr. Frederick Lenz. Samadhi can be used for morning or evening meditation. Composed by Zazen, produced by Rama. © ℗ 1989, The Frederick P. Lenz Foundation for American Buddhism. Download this album (free)

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Ecstasy

You can choose to look at beauty, to look at hope, to look at ecstasy, and if you look at it long enough there’s nothing else. There’s nothing else.— Rama – Dr. Frederick P. Lenz Download this album (free)

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Enlightenment

This album is ideal for morning meditation. The Enlightenment album is based on the five elements –water, wind, thunder, fire, and earth–that were believed in ancient times to form the underpinning of all things. For each element, there is a trilogy of songs. The music folds keyboards, guitar and percussion into a range of music…

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Mystery School

The beautiful music on this remastered CD, some of Zazen’s finest work, elevates the spirit. Produced by Rama. The CD contains the original song sequence as Rama conceived it. © ℗ 1989, The Frederick P. Lenz Foundation for American Buddhism. Download this album (free)

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Urban Destruction

In this CD, Rama worked with Zazen to portray the tantric energy of the city of Los Angeles and to capture the influence of L.A.’s Latino culture. Download this album (free)

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Samurai

Musical bliss! Samurai is the only CD in which Zazen’s always-exquisite music is interspersed with Rama speaking about Buddhist topics ranging from optimism to enlightenment. Produced by Rama.  Composed by Zazen. © ℗ 1989, The Frederick P. Lenz Foundation for American Buddhism. Download this album (free)

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Atlantis Rising

Atlantis Rising was the first Zazen album recorded entirely in the studio and was the first Zazen album to make use of some new advances in music technology, especially in drum machines. “Like Samurai and Zen Master, it was a ‘recapitulation’ album, in which Rama and Zazen tried to recollect the essence of self discovery…

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Retrograde Planet

After the colonization of the nine planets, a great interplanetary war broke out. It lasted for over 2000 years. Finally, the populaces of the nine planets agreed to end the war, and instead to have a battle of the bands to decide once and for all which was the most powerful of the planetary bodies….

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Occult Dancer

Occult Dancer was recorded live, in a Los Angeles studio, in 1987. The musicians set up the studio to form a circle around Rama, who sat in the center and meditated while the band played. Composed by Zazen, produced by Rama. © ℗ 1987, 2001 The Frederick P. Lenz Foundation for American Buddhism.

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Tantra

Rama loved Beethoven’s string quartets. He admired these as some the greatest works ever written, although they are less popular than Beethoven’s other works. The string quartets are intense, angular and complex. He played these for the musicians as a musical model. He told the band he wanted this kind of energy on Tantra because…

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Mandala of Light

Mandala of Light is meditative, light, melodic but still. From Zazen’s point of view, it is a breakthrough in melody and arrangements. Mandala of Light was recorded in one take, as Rama sat with the musicians and meditated. Composed by Zazen, produced by Rama. © ℗ 1987, 2001 The Frederick P. Lenz Foundation for American…

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Enlightenment

This album is ideal for morning meditation. The Enlightenment album is based on the five elements –water, wind, thunder, fire, and earth–that were believed in ancient times to form the underpinning of all things. For each element, there is a trilogy of songs. The music folds keyboards, guitar and percussion into a range of music…