Who is Rama, Dr. Frederick Lenz?
Frederick Lenz was born on February 9th, 1950 in San Diego, California.
He moved with his family to Connecticut as a child. By 19, he had begun
teaching meditation. After studying many traditions and steadily advancing
through his own practice, he began to realize many past lives and wrote
the book "Lifetimes: A True Account of Reincarnation" detailing
the experience of past lives. In time, when Rama reached a very high
and substantial state of enlightenment, he celebrated the event at the
now famous "Self-Realization Party" in 1980. Rama loved to
share all happy events with his students.
Lenz, whose spiritual name is Rama, believed that you could not maintain
significant advancement without the application of what you have learned.
He emphasized working hard while keeping it light. It is in this application
that Rama created numerous technology companies, produced several bands
over 14 albums, created nature and Rock videos, wrote several books
including two best selling novels, "Snowboarding
to Nirvana" and "Surfing
the Himalayas", while maintaining successful career and
spiritual education programs. He balanced his life with extreme sports
hobbies of martial arts, 200+ feet scuba diving, and snowboarding! Learn
more on FrederickLenz.com.
may not know what factored into Rama's decision to end his life --though
his apparent illness must have been a weighty factor -- but we have
borne witness to the results of his teachings within the student body.
Students have reached out to each other in more ways than can be counted
and have advanced in their practice -- never accepting laziness as an
option. Seemingly insurmountable projects have been completed and completed
well. A recent survey of students taken electronically here at RamaLila
revealed that nearly every student described his or her self as very
to extremely happy.