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By Liz Lewinson

Winner of the 2016 Eric Hoffer Award, this acclaimed biography of the intense, debatable Buddhist instructor Rama - Dr. Frederick Lenz (1950 - 1998) tells the tale of a free-spirited, activities jock youngster who transforms into an iconoclastic, leading edge chief. event, mystical trips and breaking barriers are the norm as stated by means of the a hundred+ scholars and associates interviewed via writer Liz Lewinson.

Meditation, the empowerment of ladies and occupation as perform are yet 3 of the center teachings coated during this ebook. Dr. Lenz bumped into competition, in fact, yet he saved his priorities directly.

When he visited Nepal at age 19, he encountered an elderly monk who expert him that he used to be a lineage bearer. He used to be to restore an historic institution of enlightenment. He used to be to discover his many prior lifestyles scholars and support them in achieving joyous enlightenment during this existence or at the very least set them securely at the course. He used to be to do that within the West, utilizing Western capacity. within the East, centuries-old traditions retain meditative pathways to enlightenment. within the West, dealing with a clean canvas, Dr. Lenz came upon new how one can construct mental/meditative prowess via careers equivalent to desktop technological know-how, visits to American "places of power," wisdom approximately genuine gender equilibrium, videos, song, and dance. He taught those abilities to American scholars and saw their luck. if you learn this fast moving biography, you input the interior instructing circle of baseline American Buddhism.

"This interesting biography captures the knowledge of a real, compelling instructor who mixed absolute miracles with humor, enjoyable, and event. in case you learn this fast moving e-book, you're feeling you're there, studying and remodeling. this can be an unique and interesting read." -- Lynn Andrews, writer of the drugs lady Series

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