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Focus and Meditation

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

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.

Tantric Buddhism

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.

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

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".

Taking It Uptown

Sunday, October 7, 2012

(by Stan Koehler)  Since the word meditation is a pejorative in my neighborhood, Spanish Harlem, I, or one of the crew like Jonathan,  usually begins by asking whatever group that we’re in front  of; “How many of you have been told that you don’t pay attention?”  After everyone raises their hand or says some assenting sound, they’re asked; “Has anyone been taught how to pay attention?”  The usual response is a loud, No!

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.

The Zen of Sports and Athletics

"In a Zen state of mind, you do not worry ... you don't give your thoughts to your opponent, you don't give your power or thoughts to success or failure, you don't care about the crowd that's watching you or the fact that no one is watching you. There is only one thought -- one feeling -- and that is becoming one with the play, with the move, with the action, with the sequence, with the team." Rama - Dr. Frederick Lenz "So in the Zen of sports and athletics, we seek to bring discipline and control into our physical movements, but at the same time to eliminate the Self.… The emptiness of play -- or we could call it the fullness -- is when there is no self present. There is no one playing; there is only play itself taking place, perfect fluid motion." Rama - Dr. Frederick Lenz "A person who practices sports and athletics, who is able to stop their thoughts during the play and allow the universe to spill through them, is capable of great magic." Rama - Dr. Frederick Lenz

Rapid Mental Development

“Zen is the study of making the mind still. As your mind becomes still, a power enters into you. This power transforms your mind. It escalates your evolution and you begin to cycle through many incarnations in one lifetime. You make tremendous quantum leaps and jumps… you are going to take perhaps a hundred lifetimes, which you would have gone through and experienced and gradually evolved through into higher levels of intelligence, and do that perhaps in one lifetime. And you will go through all the changes in awareness, all of the different states of mind, that you would have experienced in a hundred lifetimes." Rama - Dr. Frederick Lenz

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