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 bright, 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. experience, mystical trips and breaking limitations are the norm as mentioned by way of the a hundred+ scholars and co-workers interviewed by way of writer Liz Lewinson.

Meditation, the empowerment of girls and profession as perform are yet 3 of the middle teachings lined during this ebook. 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 educated him that he was once a lineage bearer. He was once to restore an old institution of enlightenment. He used to be to discover his many previous lifestyles scholars and support them in achieving joyous enlightenment during this lifestyles or no less than set them securely at the direction. He used to be to do that within the West, utilizing Western ability. 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 one can construct mental/meditative prowess via careers akin to machine technology, visits to American "places of power," wisdom approximately actual gender equilibrium, video clips, track, and dance. He taught those talents to American scholars and saw their good fortune. 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. for those who learn this fast paced booklet, you are feeling you're there, studying and reworking. this can be an unique and fascinating read." -- Lynn Andrews, writer of the medication lady Series

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