By Liz Lewinson

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

Meditation, the empowerment of girls and occupation as perform are yet 3 of the middle teachings coated during this publication. Dr. Lenz bumped into competition, after all, yet he saved his priorities immediately.

When he visited Nepal at age 19, he encountered an elderly monk who educated him that he was once a lineage bearer. He used to be to restore an historic institution of enlightenment. He used to be to discover his many previous existence 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 potential. within the East, centuries-old traditions preserve meditative pathways to enlightenment. within the West, dealing with a clean canvas, Dr. Lenz stumbled on new how one can construct mental/meditative prowess via careers resembling desktop technological know-how, visits to American "places of power," wisdom approximately actual gender equilibrium, videos, song, and dance. He taught those abilities to American scholars and saw their luck. for those who learn this fast paced biography, you input the interior 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 experience. if you learn this fast moving booklet, you are feeling you're there, studying and remodeling. this can be an unique and fascinating read." -- Lynn Andrews, writer of the drugs girl Series

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