Books

Surfing the Himalayas

by Frederick Lenz

Charged with energy, humor, and insight, this is the engaging story of a young American snowboarder who travels to the Himalayas seeking the ultimate high—but surfs into an experience more transcendent than he could have ever imagined.

In an accident of karmic destiny, the young man plows into a Buddhist monk named Master Fwap who takes him on as a spiritual apprentice.

Using snowboarding as a path to enlightenment, the charming and learned Master Fwap shows how, by freeing the mind and challenging the soul, one can master any mountain—and master oneself.

"Nothing can die, and nothing can be reborn. Things only change their outer appearance. When you see within things and people, you discover that their essence is changeless, perfect light. We are all nirvana: that which is our essential form is the essential formlessness of perfect existence." 

Surfing the Himalayas

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Snowboarding to Nirvana

by Frederick Lenz

A mysterious voice heard while flying down a mountain on a snowboard. A crazed and enlightened monk known as the Oracle of Nepal. The timeless wisdom of the aged Master Fwap. A striking and spiritual Danish woman named Nadia...

A profound adventure takes a young American snowboarder from the high mountain passes of the Himalayas to an intimate encounter in Kathmandu, a dark night of the soul in Los Angeles, and then back to the Annapurna range for the ultimate peak experience: snowboarding directly into nirvana itself.

Snowboarding to Nirvana takes you on a wild ride on the razor’s edge of the deepest teachings and mysteries of Tantric Buddhism and serves as a guide for reaching your own enlightenment.

Snowboarding to Nirvana

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Insights: Tantric Buddhist Reflections on Life

Insights: Tantric Buddhist Reflections On Life is Rama - Dr. Frederick Lenz’ book of poems that immerses you in the magical, cosmic, poignant, radiant, courageous, and silly world of Tantric Buddhism, also known as the fast path to enlightenment. Life is not what we think, this book teaches us, and only by learning how not to think can we gently and deeply probe life’s mysteries. Along the way, we learn the importance of giving it up, dancing alone, and letting go.

Insights illuminates spiritual topics with poems on yoga, enlightenment, meditation, karma, dharma, happiness, mortality, immortality, self-knowledge, and freedom. Insights also provides the enlightened perspective on so many aspects of life including love, sex, fear, death and everything in between.

Any time life seems confusing and you could use some guidance and inspiration, pick up this book,  read its poetry and dive into wisdom, brightness, and humor.

Insights: Tantric Buddhist Reflections on Life

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The Enlightenment Cycle: Teachings on Meditation and Enlightenment

The Enlightenment Cycle series of talks is Rama – Dr. Frederick Lenz’ introductory material for the new student of meditation and enlightenment. Rama explains how to meditate and specifically how to meditate in modern times, when we are living on a very crowded planet. He introduces his unique approach of combining traditional powerful methods of meditation with music that connects us directly to higher states of awareness.

He describes what enlightenment is and why it’s worth seeking. He discusses fundamental and profound Buddhist and yogic concepts in a down-to-earth manner that’s easy for people today in both the East and West to relate to. We learn about mindfulness, power, balance, wisdom, personal happiness, reincarnation, and the miraculous—directly from a modern day enlightened master.

This series of talks explain the core principles of practice with Rama’s unique blend of clarity and humor. Since Rama was focused on updating Buddhist and yogic teachings for our age, he also describes how career can be used as part of the practice, especially technology and computer science careers.

Each chapter in this book is a transcription of a recorded audio talk. The talks reflect the spontaneous tone that typified Rama’s live seminars, which combined sophisticated descriptions of deep spiritual truths with warmth and humor, recalling stories of the Buddha and other enlightened teachers conversing with their students. Rama’s words will guide you on an entertaining and profound tour of meditation, magic, and enlightenment.

The Enlightenment Cycle: Teachings on Meditation and Enlightenment

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Kindle $4.99/Paperback $14.99