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Dr Frederick Lenz was an enlightened teacher who taught meditation and self-realization from the early 1970's until his death in 1998. During that time he taught a range of pathways from yoga, mysticism, Taoism and Buddhism. In each practice he sought to find and transmit the essence of the pathway so that his students could realize their own enlightenment in this lifetime. Rama dedicated his life to the proposition that Westerners, in a modern fast-paced society, can achieve spiritual enlightenment without religious ceremony.

Beginning in 1986 and extending until the end of his life, Dr Lenz focused principly on Buddhism. He kicked off this period with a lavish advertising campaign and seminars in major cities across the US. The advertising drew large crowds to his seminars but it also created considerable criticism of his unorthodox methods.

Self-Realization is not about teachers and as such this site makes no excuses for Zen Master Rama's methods. Self-Realization is about your personal practice. This site offers you a taste of what we learned from Dr Lenz. If you would like to learn more we suggest that you obtain a copy of Rama's tapes on Tantric Zen which have been republished by the Frederick Lenz Society for American Buddhism.

"In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert's there are few." - Shunryu Suzuki

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