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Tantric Buddhism teaches us how to use the things that we must do in life to empower us rather than drain us. Tantra is a collection of things that work by doing them. It is a pathway of adventure and transformation that leads to Enlightenment.
Computer programming is a field in which you use analytic techniques very similar to techniques that Buddhists have used for thousands of years to refine the mind. It is a wonderful career for people who are drawn to meditation.
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."
A professional in meditation is someone who is able, no matter what the state of their mind or life, to sit down, meditate, stop thought and enter the quiescent state. But realize that no matter how high you go, no matter how deeply you perceive, you are only touching the bare surface of infinity.
Walden by Henry David Thoreau is an advertisement for the mind state of "keeping your room clean" or having an uncluttered life and mind. As Buddhists we seek to experience more life and less self.
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.
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.
“Power is the active force in life. It is the force of life that makes awareness. Power is the band that we perceive things on. In radio we have AM stations, FM stations, short wave stations and others. They’re frequencies. Frequencies vibrate at specific rates, and within those frequencies we transmit information and receive information. Perception is made up of bands (like radio stations). It’s a way of talking about it.
"There are many bands of perception in the universe. There are both organic and inorganic bands of perception. Today we’re confining ourselves to the organic band of perception, specifically to the human band of perception, but I just want you to know that it is possible to modify your awareness field so you can perceive what plants perceive, what birds perceive, what beings in the astral perceive, what beings in the causal perceive... The kundalini is the energy that opens up the bands of perception.” Rama - Dr. Frederick Lenz
"Meditation is concentration in the beginning. It's a focus. Then, in the intermediate stage, it's an opening, a deepening of one's awareness but with a focus towards the planes of light. In intermediate meditation, you're touching light more deeply than in introductory meditation. In advanced meditation, you become light. You transcend self, ego, time, space, dimensionality. You merge with the clear light of reality and you go beyond this world." Rama - Dr. Frederick Lenz
Kundalini is energy. It is the life force. Everyone has kundalini. It’s already there. But it’s a question of waking it up. By practicing meditation, we use tap into our energy – our kundalini – to bring us higher and to access our true essence.