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The Lakshmi Series

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".

Tantric Buddhism with Rama

"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.

Advanced Meditation Practices

"What do I have to say about advanced meditation? It's a feeling. It's beyond the body and beyond the mind. I would classify beginning meditation -- beginning, intermediate, whatever you'd like to call it -- as meditation with thought. As long as there is thought in the mind while you're sitting, practicing zazen, then you're in an early stage of meditation from my point of view. When you're sitting and there's no thought at all -- no thought, no image, no idea, no feeling, no sense of self or non-self, no sense of thought or no-thought -- now you have entered into the realm of advanced meditation." Rama - Dr. Frederick Lenz

Developing Willpower

“In Zen we study the will. We learn how to cultivate it and we learn to use it in specific ways -- to accumulate will. It is something that you can accumulate, just like money... "Will is assertion and you begin by learning to will small things. The first thing to will is meditation. Each day practice zazen -- will yourself -- whether you like it or not -- to sit down, to meditate. That will do more for developing your will than anything else. From there you will be able to take that will and bring it into your outer life and will outer changes. You can reshuffle yourself. You can make yourself into anybody you want to be." Rama - Dr. Frederick Lenz

Enlightenment

"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

Magic (Lake Tahoe)

“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

Electronic Tribe (Nantucket Island)

"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."

Miracles

"I like miracles. They inspire me. Miracles cause you to believe, to have faith in the unseen, to look further into things. So miracles have a purpose. Miracles help people believe in enlightenment.... But the real miracle, obviously, is the transformation of consciousness from limitation and pain to enlightenment and ecstasy." Rama - Dr. Frederick Lenz

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