Lakshmi

Prepare for one of Rama’s most inspiring and fun talks.  Rama defines spiritual experiences and declares, “the most common type of spiritual experience is the one that you’re having at the moment.  We call it life.”  Rama believes that every moment in our lives is spiritual.   This talk invites the listener to join Rama…

Desire and Attachment are two ideas at the core of Buddhist thought.  There’s good news – you don’t have to give up sex and ice cream in order to become enlightened. Desires in themselves are neither good nor bad, but they have a predictable result.  We must learn how to handle them or else we’ll…

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The Subtle Physical Body

What lies beyond the physical body is a non-physical subtle body of energy.  This body, the subtle body, is actually the basis of the physical body, its health and well-being.  According to Rama – Dr. Frederick Lenz, “the aging process, the process of decay that we see in the world, takes place largely because the…

In today’s hectic world of wireless devices, trending topics, and general economic turmoil, people find a simple balance in life very difficult to achieve. In this lecture, How to Achieve Spiritual Balance, Rama lays out a few basic guidelines for finding balance in your life. “Spiritual balance occurs largely through being yourself,” Rama states. Yet…

Sensual experiences are so intense that we tend to forget there is something beyond them.  The reason that we’re occupied with the senses is that we have focused our attention upon them.  Rama offers two ways to overcome the suffering created by the dream of the senses.  One is to alter the dream by refocusing…

Traditionally spiritual seekers have gone into places of solitude to practice, but in today’s world it is impossible to get away from humanity.  Our greatest challenge in this lifetime is learning to practice while living and working in the world.  Here is Rama’s practical advice about solitude, spiritual fellowship, housing, money and career in the…

A person who practices Tibetan yoga is seeking a higher rebirth or absorption in God.  While an opportunity to achieve that exists shortly after the onset of death, the principal use of The Tibetan Book of the Dead is to show you how to achieve it in your current lifetime without having to die.  This…

The Caretaker Personality is a way of dealing with the world.  As you meditate, you come to realize that you don’t have one personality, you have many different selves inside you. You can choose which one to use in any situation, like choosing clothing that’s appropriate to an occasion.  Two in particular — The Child…

“I’d like to consider with you what the nature of samadhi is, and try and gain an understanding of not only why an individual seeks to go into samadhi, and how that occurs, but what the result of this process is.”   Rama – Dr. Frederick Lenz Talk 9 of 28 in the Lakshmi Series….

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Death and Reincarnation

“Death is a hidden country. It is a land beyond sight, beyond sound, beyond the conditions, laws, and limitations of this world…  Death is not endless, nor is life.  Life and death are two states of awareness.”   “Really there is no life and there is no death.  The idea that there is life, the idea…