American Buddhist Rebel: The Story of Rama - Dr. Frederick Lenz is the award-winning biography of an enlightened teacher in the West.
“It is the blend of Rama's wisdom and his life journey in teaching groups and individuals across the country that makes Rama: Gaze in My Direction so unique: part travelogue, part spiritual reader, and part biography… Any interested in accounts of Eastern religious thinking and growth will find Rama: Gaze in My Direction filled with unique, perceptive insights.”
“I was fascinated, moved, and inspired by this clear and compelling biography of Rama. I found myself very drawn to this true Crazy Wisdom guru who offered so much to his students and who, like all great gurus, also suffered at the hands of those who could not recognize the value of his bodhisattva offerings.”
“Born Frederick P. Lenz, this elusive young man leaps off the pages of Liz Lewinson’s book, showing that magic and enlightenment are available to everyone, right here, right now. She shares the twists and turns of his remarkable journey with warmth, detail, and openness.”
"This book is full of heart and wisdom. It is a clearly written, fascinating story of an extraordinary individual, the lives he affected, and the potential he showed the world for waking up. It was a wonderful read."
“I enjoyed this book immensely! I read it in one sitting. Just couldn't put it down. The Dharma, through Rama's biography, spoke clearly to me.”
“Rama: Gaze In My Direction by Liz Lewinson is a passionate, moving, and experiential glimpse into a remarkable teacher who helped his students discover a better life and enlightened awareness while they lived in the everyday world.”
“My husband and I knew Rama for a long time as a friend, not a teacher. This book was an excellent read and I learned so much more about Rama's physical and spiritual being and more about his Buddhist history. It's very fast reading, moving and so interesting.”