(by Roger Cantu) It was 30 years ago on Valentine’s Day when I met Rama. I would like to share my story of that day with you on the anniversary of the day that changed my life forever.
Written in 1979 as a sequel to his successful "Lifetimes" book, Rama - Dr. Frederick Lenz presents 12 core techniques to help you to eliminate the stress in your life.
(by Garuda) It's hard to get up each morning and meditate. Don't let any of Rama's students fool you, it really takes willpower to sit for fifteen minutes, let alone one hour every morning.
All meditation involves focus until we enter into the quality-less, thoughtless essence. Detailed instructions for points of focus in meditation and for learning to re-focus the mind are discussed. As Rama says, "the practice of meditation is emptying the mind. When the mind is empty, completely empty, it's perfect meditation. It's really that simple."
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.
"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
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.