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The Natural State

In Buddhism we call Enlightenment the natural state. But with billions of human beings on Earth thinking and acting, it is difficult for us to even quiet our mind. We are all incarnate Buddhas and we seek our own innocence. Find out how we can become more aware of our true nature and reside in the natural state.

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Winning

"In Nirvana there's no winning or losing, but as long as you're in the relative worlds, there is winning and losing. Only the completely enlightened are beyond winning and losing, and they had to win to get to that point." Rama - Dr. Frederick Lenz What is winning in Rama’s view? Winning in Zen is: 1) being able to do what you want to do, and 2) knowing the Still Center of Being. You win by meditating to gain control of your time, life and mind, and by building a winning identity.
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Zen Tapes

"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

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Zen Tapes

In 1986, as Rama - Dr. Frederick P. Lenz prepared for a major public lecture series, he sought to present a path to enlightenment that would be most understandable to the largest group of people.

Music

Urban Destruction

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.

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Occult Dancer album by Zazen

Occult Dancer

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.

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Mystery School

The beautiful music on this remastered CD, some of Zazen's finest work, elevates the spirit. Produced by Rama. The CD contains the original song sequence as Rama conceived it.

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Tantric Buddhism

Tantric Buddhism is a pathway to Enlightenment. In Tantra we do not avoid the world. We embrace it. We believe that God exists in everything. We focus on the clear light of reality in and through all experiences.

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Six Worlds

There is more than just this world and heaven and hell. In Buddhist cosmology we realize there are many worlds and that these worlds really exist inside our own mind. Everything exists within our own mind. How we navigate through these worlds and what the path is that leads beyond all worlds this talk addresses.

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The Mature Monk

We do not need to shave our head and wear an ochre robe to meditate and progress on the path to enlightenment. No, we do not, and that is what is so exciting! We can meditate anywhere at any time. All we need to do is still our mind. Find out as a spiritual aspirant what attitudes and actions can help us on our journey.

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Tantra

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.

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