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.
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".
In this book of 13 transcripts recorded in 1983, Rama openly explores topics such as "How to Know God" and "Why Don’t More Women Attain Enlightenment", "Love" and "Tibetan Yoga and Secret Doctrine".
"Tantric Buddhism with Rama" features Rama - Dr. Frederick Lenz in a multi-faceted presentation of his teachings on Tantric Buddhism for the West.
With dramatic backgrounds of the Himalayas, Buddhist stupas and art, Rama guides the viewer through a range of topics, from meditation, reincarnation and enlightenment to living and working in the modern world. With humor and natural eloquence, Rama opens the doorway to enlightenment in the 21st century.
"It's not special to be enlightened. It's just different. An enlightened person is someone who has dedicated not just this lifetime, but thousands of lifetimes to becoming awareness. They see through the mysteries of life and understand them -- and what the enlightened person sees, no one could ever tell or describe. Wonder beyond belief." Rama - Dr. Frederick Lenz
“In order to practice magic, you need only one thing -- awareness. We have other selves that are not of this world, of this time, of this cycle. We are ancient beings, evolving forward and backwards simultaneously; we are not structured in time. We are eternal travelers, eternal voyagers -- appearing to be here when in fact we are somewhere else. And when you can contact yourself in that other place, when you can open up a kind of an inter-dimensional phone line between yourself and your various selves, when you become aware of that, that’s when magic begins. You enter another world -- a world of dreams." Rama - Dr. Frederick Lenz
"There are different networks that work the galaxies, the universes. I am part of a particular net -- Enlightenment. There are other nets. A network is a group of beings who travel through time and space and dimensions together. A network is a tribe, bound together by secrets that exist in other worlds.... The network of enlightenment is the electronic tribe in this world … those of us who are here, who incarnated in this world, join together, and we use the electronic technology to consolidate us and give us strength." Rama - Dr. Frederick Lenz
A Special Note from Rama: "This message is addressed to those of you who are part of the network, the tribe of awareness. Those of you who seek to find yourselves. You lie in other dimensions. You live there. This is only a small fraction of your being that's here in this body, in this time and space, on this planet."