American Buddhist Rebel: The Story of Rama - Dr. Frederick by Liz Lewinson

By Liz Lewinson

Winner of the 2016 Eric Hoffer Award, this acclaimed biography of the intense, arguable 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. experience, mystical trips and breaking barriers are the norm as mentioned via the a hundred+ scholars and co-workers interviewed via writer Liz Lewinson.

Meditation, the empowerment of girls and profession as perform are yet 3 of the center teachings lined during this publication. Dr. Lenz bumped into competition, in fact, yet he saved his priorities immediately.

When he visited Nepal at age 19, he encountered an elderly monk who knowledgeable him that he was once a lineage bearer. He was once to restore an historic university of enlightenment. He used to be to discover his many prior lifestyles scholars and support them in attaining joyous enlightenment during this existence or no less than set them securely at the direction. He was once to do that within the West, utilizing Western skill. within the East, centuries-old traditions keep meditative pathways to enlightenment. within the West, dealing with a clean canvas, Dr. Lenz came across new how you can construct mental/meditative prowess via careers reminiscent of laptop technological know-how, visits to American "places of power," wisdom approximately genuine gender equilibrium, videos, song, and dance. He taught those talents to American scholars and saw their luck. if you happen to learn this fast paced biography, you input the internal instructing circle of baseline American Buddhism.

"This attention-grabbing biography captures the knowledge of a real, compelling instructor who mixed absolute miracles with humor, enjoyable, and event. for those who learn this fast paced publication, you're feeling you're there, studying and remodeling. this is often an unique and interesting read." -- Lynn Andrews, writer of the drugs lady Series

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