Resources by Topic
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.
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.
Retrograde Planet is guitar-focused rock music at a galactic rock concert on Mars, as imagined and created by Zazen and Rama.
The Enlightenment album is based on the five elements once believed to be the underpinning of all things: water, wind, thunder, fire and earth. For each element, there is a trilogy of songs.
Mandala of Light is meditative, light, melodic but still. From Zazen's point of view, it is a breakthrough in melody and arrangements.
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.
Fusion Meditation is a series of videos from Integrated Meditation Studies. These videos combine the words of Rama, meditation music by Zazen and photographs of nature.
These two visual and musical explorations were produced by Rama, Dr. Frederick Lenz specifically to aid in relaxation and produce a deep meditative experience.
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.
"Signs of a Rebel Buddha" examines the teachings of unconventional spiritual masters and uses the teachings and life of Rama - Dr. Frederick Lenz - as an example. It weaves in images of Rama and Zazen music throughout.
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.