The Lakshmi Series of 28 talks are the first talk recordings produced by Rama - Dr. Frederick Lenz. Taped in private and public settings in 1982 and 1983, these teachings cover a vast range of topics that Rama once called "the basics that everyone should know".
"What I term Tantric Zen, I could also refer to as old Zen, the original face of Zen, or new Zen, contemporary Zen practice -- no mind, the mirror of existence. Zen is meditation, the actual experience of life -- directly, immediately, with no buffers." -- Rama
The Enlightenment Cycle talk set, recorded by Rama - Dr. Frederick P. Lenz in 1992, is essential coursework for students of American Buddhism. These 12 talks are a summation of Rama's teachings.
In these diverse talks, Rama draws from classical Tibetan Buddhism and numerous aspects of American culture to create a current version of Tantric Buddhism that is as solidly grounded in ancient practice as it is fully engaged in modern life.
Rama has journeyed into different states of mind and beyond states of mind to Nirvana. He has experienced the light, merged with it and become it. Rama instructs others on how to do this. In this never-before-released talk, Rama patiently and thoroughly walks us through the basics of Buddhism and Buddhist practice.
The Psychic Development talk-set contains 6 talks; Selfless Giving, Dharma, The Caretaker Personality, Psychic Self-Defense, Places of Power, and Seeing.
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.
This talk-set given by Rama includes 3 talks; Psychic Development, Meditation & Kundalini and Enlightenment & Self-Realization.
When Rama - Dr. Frederick P. Lenz recorded these talks, he was developing an approach to self realization that, while emphasizing meditation and enlightenment, drew from a variety of traditions including Vedanta, Tibetan Buddhism and American mystic teachings.