The Lakshmi Series
- Publish Date: 2016-10-28
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Frederick Lenz
The Lakshmi Series is set of teachings that comprise a comprehensive foundation for self-discovery. To assist the spiritual progress of his students, Rama - Dr. Frederick Lenz created this series, which covers a wide variety of topics including meditation, the four principal Hindu yogas, the Buddhist paramitas of purity and humility, spiritual absorption, nirvana, the subtle physical body, spiritual teachers, dreaming, tantric mysticism, and others.
These teachings reflect Dr. Lenz's wide range of knowledge of spiritual traditions, and while he later began to focus on Buddhist teachings, particularly Zen Buddhism and Tantric Buddhism, he often referred to his early teachings as the basics which everyone should know.
Dr. Lenz saw how difficult it was for Westerners to learn meditation and self-discovery in the twenty-first century due to the breadth of knowledge available, and the fact that many, if not all, of the classical textbooks were written hundreds or thousands of years ago in Sanskrit, Chinese, Japanese, or Tibetan.
In The Lakshmi Series, Dr. Lenz touches upon all these teachings and restructures them, breathing life into the classics while bringing them into the here and now.
My interest is the essence of these teachings, he stated, not so much what's happened with them historically or the books that have been written about them, detailing them, or the descriptions of people who have had experiences in the monasteries or experiences living a more secular life. Rather, my interest is the essence of the teaching - the Way, as it were.
Thus, in The Lakshmi Series, Dr. Lenz brings forth these ancient teachings and aligns them with the modern world to succinctly present their essence - the path of modem self-discovery.
Table of Content
Introductory and Intermediate Meditation
Purity and Humility
The Yoga of Love
The Yoga of Selfless Giving
The Yoga of Discrimination
The Yoga of Mysticism and Power
Spiritual Absorption and Nirvana
Death and Reincarnation
Samadhi and the Superconscious States
The Caretaker Personality
The Tibetan Rebirth Process
Living and Working in the World
Pleasure, Pain, and the Senses
How to Achieve Spiritual Balance
The Subtle Physical Body
Women, Men, and Self-Realization
Inaccessibility and Attachment
Spiritual Experiences, Dreams, and Visions
Zen, Taoism, and Buddhism
The Occult Body, the Auras, and the Chakras
Spiritual Teachers and the Enlightenment Process
Gods, Goddesses, and Carrier Beings
Dharma and Karma
Tantra and the Left Handed Path
Liberation and Self-Realization
The Biography of Rama - Dr. Frederick Lenz
About the Author
For over 25 years, Rama - Dr. Frederick Lenz taught Buddhist meditation and yoga to more than 100,000 people. Throughout his life, his goal was to transmit the essence of Buddhism so that Western practitioners could achieve the highest state of self-realization - enlightenment.
Frederick Lenz was an author, teacher of meditation and spirituality, a black belt in martial arts, music producer, and active participant in several advanced technology companies. A Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude graduate of the University of Connecticut, he received a Ph.D. in English literature from the State University of Stony Brook. He lived in California and New York.