Resources by Topic
Written and published while Rama was in graduate school at the State University of New York, this book is a collection of past life experiences described by the many people whom Rama encountered wh
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.”
These talks were recorded in 1985 at specific power places in the United States. Rama chose these locations because they emanated the essence of the topic he wished to discuss.
"In Tantric Zen the thought is -- "It doesn't matter, but it does". It doesn't really matter what you do -- it is your state of mind that matters ... Everything is dependent upon your state of mind. If you're in a very tantric state of mind, then your experiences will be quite different....
"There are all kinds of wonderful stories, of course, about practitioners of tantra who seemingly break all the rules and yet are enlightened. But they don't try to break the rules. In other words, the thought isn't: ”Well good, let's find out everything we're not supposed to do and go do it!” Or the thought isn't: “Oh boy, I can just enjoy absolutely everything and become enlightened!” Neither of these are real case scenarios. Let us just say that life draws us in different directions, sometimes simultaneously -- and when you follow the direction that life draws you in, if you stay in a very powerful state of mind, then you'll see eternity." Rama - Dr. Frederick Lenz
In occultism, we hook ourselves to powers, forces and energies (such as the solstices and equinoxes) to carry us along the way. We are given power by a teacher which if used properly can rapidly accelerate our progress. It is very bad karma not to use the energy from a teacher properly.
"Spiritual balance is the ability to be happy in spite of circumstances -- happiness in pleasure and in pain, in sickness and in health, in life and in death, in all circumstances. That’s balance.
"How do you do that? It’s a decision. It’s a decision that you make every day and that you renew, that you strengthen. You decide to be happy. You find out how. And the shortcut to happiness, to spiritual balance, is to meditate." Rama -
Dr. Frederick Lenz
"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
The Last Incarnation is a collection of over 130 stories about timeless experiences with Rama - Dr. Frederick Lenz. Written by Rama's students during 1982 and 1983, the stories convey the fun, awe and insight that Rama imparts to students, past and present.
Charged with energy, humor and insight, Surfing the Himalayas is the fast-paced story of a young American snowboarder who travels to the Himalayas seeking the ultimate high. While there he surfs into an experience more transcendent than he could have ever imagined.
New edition April 2020! The novel Snowboarding to Nirvana continues the epic adventures of a young snowboarder and an enlightened Himalayan teacher, Master Fwap.