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.
In The Wheel of Dharma, Rama engages the reader in a conversation on truth, perception, existence, life and death, love and light, and more. This book is a microcosm of his teachings, with wonderful black and white illustrations.
"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
Retrograde Planet is guitar-focused rock music at a galactic rock concert on Mars, as imagined and created by Zazen and Rama.
"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
"What’s interesting about reincarnation, from the point of view of the more advanced soul, is how the process works. Where am I? What are my possibilities? Is there some way that I can know this system better so that I can gain more out of it? That’s the perspective of the more advanced soul." Rama - Dr. Frederick Lenz
"What makes us happy is contact with Light. As you have experiences with the inner light, which are gained through the practice of meditation and Buddhism, it immediately delights you." Rama - Dr. Frederick Lenz
"Wisdom is the ability to do two things at once -- to be in the world and of it, to enjoy it, to participate in it fully and successfully, and at the same time, to not be here at all -- to be in realms of light, to be in samadhi, beyond all this. That’s true wisdom." 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
"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