106 episodes

Dharma Talks on a variety of topics in Buddhism by Rama ~ Dr. Frederick Lenz. They were recorded from 1982 through 1992, and cover a wide variety of topics across meditation, Tantric Mysticism, Hinduism, Zen Buddhism, and Vadrayana Buddhism.

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Dharma Talks by Rama ~ Dr. Frederick Lenz Rama ~ Dr. Frederick Lenz

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Dharma Talks on a variety of topics in Buddhism by Rama ~ Dr. Frederick Lenz. They were recorded from 1982 through 1992, and cover a wide variety of topics across meditation, Tantric Mysticism, Hinduism, Zen Buddhism, and Vadrayana Buddhism.

Please visit http://fredericklenzfoundation.org for more information.

    The Enlightenment Cycle - Meditation

    The Enlightenment Cycle - Meditation

    Meditation is a process of expanding your awareness. When you meditate you get in touch with the deepest part of yourself. You know from your own point of view, what's right, what's wrong, what you should do and shouldn't, in any situation. Meditation makes you tough, makes you strong, conscious, happy, and eventually enlightened. Meditation is a process of silencing your thoughts. Beyond the world of thought and sensorial impressions, there are planes and dimensions of perfect light, knowledge, and radiant perfection. Meditation is simply a process of moving your awareness field from the awareness of this world, from the awareness of time and space, into eternity; into the eternal dimensions.

    The world you see around you is largely physical. It's perceived through seeing, tasting, smelling, touching, and feeling. It's also analyzed through thought, it's felt through emotion, it's remembered through memory, anticipated through projection, and experienced as now. But there are different modes and levels of perception which most people are not familiar with. And there are different universes - astral universes and above the astral universes, the planes of light, beyond the planes of light, nirvana itself, perfect Enlightenment -- the essence, the nexus of all things.

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    • 30 min
    The Enlightenment Cycle - Buddhism

    The Enlightenment Cycle - Buddhism

    Buddhism. It's presumptuous for me or anyone to talk about Buddhism. 'Cause it's so vast and so complete and there are so many aspects of it. So without being presumptuous, I will talk about Buddhism. I'm an Enlightened teacher and my name is Rama. I've been teaching Buddhism for lots of incarnations. And I teach it in this incarnation. But none of us really teach Buddhism. Buddhism is a way of life. It's Yoga and we practice it. People can watch us practice it. They can learn how to practice it by watching, by observing, by listening, by becoming sensitive. But I think it's something that life teaches us. We are teachers, we are necessary, but life is the real teacher and always remember that.

    Buddhism is the Enlightenment Cycle and there are different types of it. Principally, there is short path and long path Buddhism. The long path is more the religious aspect, that is to say, the church aspect. The practice of reading sutras, healthy ways of living, things like that. A certain amount of prayer, a little meditation. The esoteric aspect of Buddhism, which is short path Buddhism, is meditation.

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    • 29 min
    The Enlightenment Cycle - Power

    The Enlightenment Cycle - Power

    Power. Power is the active force in life. It is the force of life that makes awareness. Power is seen in the wind, in fire, in movement, physical movement, emotional movement, mental movement. Power is awareness. Power in Buddhism is defined, very precisely, in many different ways. There is no singular word that can encompass all the different aspects of power. The general term for power, spiritual power, the power of awareness, is Kundalini. Kundalini is the energy of life that creates life. Life is awareness. It's movement, it's sentient.

    Life is the power to perceive. Without perception, there is no life. Types of perception certainly vary. Plants have one kind of perception, amoebas another, birds another, human beings another, astral beings another. The universe itself is a giant perceptual matrix. It perceives itself in essence and through its substance. Buddhism, Yoga, is the study of perception and what is most endemic to perception is power. The power to exist, to perceive, and the power to change perception.

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    • 59 min
    The Enlightenment Cycle - Balance

    The Enlightenment Cycle - Balance

    Balance. Spiritual balance is the ability to be happy in spite of circumstances. Spiritual balance is the obvious answer to the obsession that sometimes accompanies religious practice, occult practice, philosophical understanding. The obsession, the assertion that one is right. That something you're doing is better than something someone else is doing. The way you're doing it is better than the way someone else does it.

    Spiritual balance is how you deal with opposition. Opposition outside yourself and opposition within yourself. Spiritual balance is Tai Chi. It's the center of things. It's the place where yin and yang meet, where all things come together. In chakras, it's considered the heart chakra, Anahata, the central chakra, three above, three below, which symbolizes happiness and love, psychic oneness, spiritual understanding. So, pure and simple, balance is happiness. Happiness in spiritual practice, happiness while meditating, happiness while working, while playing, in pleasure and pain, in sickness and health, in life and in death. In all circumstances, that's balance.

    How do you do that? How can you be balanced in a world like this. You've got to be kidding, right? Well, the world has always been this way. At least in one form or another. I mean, I'm sure in the Middle Ages and the ancient Chinese civilizations or the mystery schools of Egypt, ancient Atlantis, you pick a universe, a cosmos, it doesn't matter. There's always something going on, there is always somebody on your case.

    Dogs have fleas, people have each other.

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    • 30 min
    The Enlightenment Cycle - Wisdom

    The Enlightenment Cycle - Wisdom

    Wisdom. Wisdom is the ability to do two things at once. To be in the world and of it and enjoy it, participate in it fully and successfully, and at the same time to not be here at all. To be in realms of light. To be in the superconscious state, to be in samadhi, beyond all this, that true wisdom. Wisdom is the ability to take care of your life properly, to know what's right for you. To have assessed what is the right path and follow it with heart, with your full spirit and your full mind and your full body. To not have reservations. When you do something halfheartedly, you don't get much of a result. When you do it fully, you get a great result.

    So wisdom is the ability to let go. Children are wise in a funny kind of a way. Perhaps their interests aren't as vested. They haven't developed so many vested interests of self. So they just kind of let go. They go from one neighborhood to another, one school to another, fairly easily. As they get older it becomes more difficult. There's a wisdom, a lack of self consciousness, that is innocence. I think innocence is the greatest wisdom.

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    • 30 min
    The Enlightenment Cycle - Enlightenment

    The Enlightenment Cycle - Enlightenment

    Enlightenment is the complete awareness of life without mental modification. enlightenment is a state of awareness we reach when our consciousness is one with infinity with the infinite consciousness of life itself. Enlightenment is not a state of mind. Although all states of mind are contained within it. It is the best of all things, the brightest of all lights, it is union with immortality. Timelessness and with the temporal. Of all the myriad worlds, planes, and things that simply can't be put into words.

    Enlightenment exists within everything. There is nothing that can be separate enlightenment. But when I talk about enlightenment, when I discuss it with my students, I am referring to an experience, a journey, journey to light. Enlightenment in this sense is a journey into cosmic consciousness. To be completely aware of eternity. To be aware not of just this moment, or this world, but of timelessness of space, of organic life, and where lie's beyond it. Think of enlightenment as a journey.

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    • 30 min

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