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Introductory and Intermediate Meditation

"Meditation is not simply a practice. It is an experience, an awareness, a way of perceiving and also a way of life ..."

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Purity and Humility

“Without purity it’s impossible to realize God.... We have a lot of different ideas about what self-realization is, what God consciousness is, but in order to go beyond ideas to direct realization, of that which is and will always be, it’s essential to have a great deal of purity. Unless you have a great deal of purity, it’s difficult, if not impossible, to retain higher spiritual energy. Or we might say, it’s difficult, if not impossible, to stay in a higher consciousness.” Rama – Dr. Frederick Lenz "Humility is the most important quality in the spiritual life. There is no quality that is more important because whatever qualities and powers you possess -- if you do not have humility -- they’re all in vain; whereas if you have humility, you’re halfway to God-realization. Humility is not enough, but I say it’s the most important quality you can possess in your arsenal of spiritual qualities because it is the only one that, when it is lacking, spiritual growth stops. ... So if you seek eternity and light and luminosity, seek humility first.” Rama – Dr. Frederick Lenz
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How to Achieve Spiritual Balance

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 he also concedes this task is not easy because “to be yourself is a most difficult process for most persons because they really have no idea who or what they are.” This is where meditation comes into play. “When you sit quietly with no thought in your mind,” Rama reminds us, “when you push the squalls of emotion aside, when the thought storms go out to sea, a light will come.”

It is also suggested that we stop taking ourselves so seriously. Humility is revealed as the secret key to balance: “Humility means a lack of self-consciousness. Self-consciousness is ego. Ego is that which destroys spiritual balance.” Rama - Dr. Frederick Lenz

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Developing Willpower

“In Zen we study the will. We learn how to cultivate it and we learn to use it in specific ways -- to accumulate will. It is something that you can accumulate, just like money... "Will is assertion and you begin by learning to will small things. The first thing to will is meditation. Each day practice zazen -- will yourself -- whether you like it or not -- to sit down, to meditate. That will do more for developing your will than anything else. From there you will be able to take that will and bring it into your outer life and will outer changes. You can reshuffle yourself. You can make yourself into anybody you want to be." Rama - Dr. Frederick Lenz
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How to Meditate

How to Meditate features all of Dr. Lenz's recorded talks on meditation and includes his book of lyrical poetry : The Bridge is Flowing but the River is Not.

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Meditation

Meditation is about making your mind calm and quiet. And if the earth was not so overpopulated and toxic, that would be an easy thing to do. It's kind of tricky to meditate in this age. Rama figured out a way to make it easier -- which is to meditate to enlightened music. He explains that approach in this talk.

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Enlightenment

"Enlightenment simply exists, and if you would like to attain it, if you would like to go beyond suffering, pain, frustration, and the limited happiness that can be experienced in any form, then you need to journey to enlightenment." Rama - Dr. Frederick Lenz

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The Enlightenment Cycle

"As an enlightened teacher of Buddhism, I’d like to welcome you to the pathway to enlightenment. I’d like to encourage you, based upon my own personal experience and the personal experience of countless others, to meditate -- to be more positive, to engage in the practice of meditation, to learn how to do this wonderful thing, to make your mind still in a crazy world." Rama - Dr. Frederick Lenz