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.
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.
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
recently been republished by the Frederick
Lenz Society for American Buddhism.
the beginner's mind there are many possibilities, but in the
expert's there are few." - Shunryu Suzuki