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Rama - Dr. Frederick Lenz (1950 - 1998) was a miracle maker, visionary feminist, software entrepreneur, music producer, author and enlightened American Buddhist teacher.  Based on interviews with over 100 people, this biography covers Rama's life and early teaching years from 1950 to 1989.

Real instruction takes place through transmission, not just words.  Rama transmitted states of joy and stillness to his students and lecture hall audience members.  These empowerments are present and available for you today.   

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Mystic Buddha Shares ten illuminating insights for 2017

Achieve lasting happiness.  See the top ten insights for 2017 from the biography, Blue Skies Buddha by Liz Lewinson.

San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) January 1, 2017

Mystic Buddha shares ways to shift your state of mind in 2017. When times get tough, you can still know happiness. You just have to look a bit deeper. Following are insights for 2017 from Blue Skies Buddha, the award-winning biography of Rama – Dr. Frederick Lenz, by Liz Lewinson. “The December-January period is the strongest time of the year. It is an easy time to shift states of mind.”

  • Life is an adventure. You have to make everything into an adventure. But there are different adventures. And you have to feel out what is the best adventure for you.
  • Try to associate only with those persons who help you and not with those who use you to their advantage. There are nice people in the world although you have to look a little harder to find them.
  • If you have an abundance of happiness, then life is bright. We see it more correctly.
  • Women are far more powerful than men. The kundalini energy is usually much more active in a woman than in a man. It is the essential life force that moves within all beings.
  • There is really no such thing as a woman or a man. There is a physical body, a subtle physical body, a soul. But there is no such thing as a woman or a man. What we consider to be a woman is an idea. This idea has been formed through history, culture, politics, art, religion – the same is true of a man. These ideas are out of balance. Men appear to be more powerful than women, while the opposite is really true. What appears to be light is dark, and what appears to be dark is light
  • When you work, you should do a superlative job. When you work, you should do it with excellence because whenever you work with excellence, that adds to your consciousness. Whenever you don’t, that detracts from it.
  • Meditation is a radical practice. And in order to really meditate, you have to be a revolutionary, a revolutionary in consciousness. If you wish to reach high levels of awareness, if you want to have more fun with your life, then you have to take it in your own hands, and you have to be a little bit radical with the way you lead your life.
  • Meditation is a revolutionary practice because what you’re doing is saying, “I’m not interested in what anyone has told me or said that I am. I’m not really interested in what everyone says I should believe. I want to find out for myself what life is, and what I am.”
  • Slow it down. Relax, be cool, says the Zen Master. Look at how beautiful life is, and just keep looking until you see it. You don't see what is in front of you because you're so distracted by your thoughts.
  • Advanced meditation is not just sitting meditating. It's addressing all the aspects of life:

-- Becoming aware of the designs of others, the dark side of others that seek to interfere with our evolution, and keeping ourselves distant and closed to such beings, recognizing that they're part of the universal process too, but not a part that we need to be open to at this time; 
-- Spending time alone, particularly in areas of low population density, away from people, where you can feel the stillness, where you don't just pick up psychically everybody's thoughts and desires because if you are picking up everybody's thoughts and desires, after a while you'll think they're your own; 
-- Not judging others; 
-- Being even, happy, being you, but finding out that “you” is far different than you have ever imagined; 
-- Keeping your house perfectly clean; 
-- Keeping your bills in order; 
-- Having a wonderful sense of humor, particularly about yourself and your own situation, yet not simply laughing but working to change and improve things, even though, at times, it seems impossible.

 

This is advanced meditation.

For more insights, read the ebook or print version of Blue Skies Buddha, a timeless biography and adventure story like none other. Get your copy of Blue Skies Buddha on Amazon or purchase/request it at bookstores and libraries worldwide. Shift your awareness in 2017 to become happier and freer.

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MYSTIC BUDDHA PROPOSES THE ANTI-TRUMP CHRISTMAS READ:  bLUE sKIES bUDDHA BY lIZ lEWINSON

Dump the Trump holiday blues and read a darkness-busting book, Blue Skies buddha, the award-winning iography of American Buddhist prodigy, Rama - Dr. Frederick Lenz.

San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) December 14, 2016

Mystic Buddha Publishing House today announced the holiday solution to the Trump blues: a life-inspiring book, Blue Skies Buddha, award-winning biography of the American Buddhist prodigy Rama – Dr. Frederick Lenz.

Says Roger Cantu, Editor in Chief of Mystic Buddha, "This time in history highlights the importance of getting back to core truth and values. These values include the innate power of women, the importance of meditation, the reality of amazing states of awareness and enlightenment, and the knowledge of how to lead a balanced, self-giving and happy life in any time or civilization -- all integrated into one stunning biography."

Blue Skies Buddha tells the true story of a rebellious American teen who encounters an old monk during a visit to Nepal. The teen is told that the far-reaching teachings of an ancient Tibetan Buddhist order are in his hands, and it is his job to revive, hone and share them to aid millions of people. Frederick Lenz returns home to Connecticut and embarks on a prodigy's journey that proves wilder, faster and more arduous than he could ever have imagined.

“Times of darkness are also the greatest opportunity for transition and change," says author Liz Lewinson, “The best way to overcome oppression is to bring your own being into light. Each person has the power to raise the consciousness of the United States and the planet by bringing more luminosity into their own life. That is the 21st century teaching process described in Blue Skies Buddha.”

Sample reviews:

“This fascinating book captures the wisdom of a genuine and compelling teacher who combined absolute miracles with humor, fun and adventure.” – Lynn V. Andrews, author of the Medicine Woman Series

“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.” -- Judith Simmer-Brown, Professor of Religious Studies, Naropa University

“Blue Skies Buddha will take you back to your first moments of bliss in pursuit of higher consciousness. Remember, and smile. Remember, and renew your passion for the present moment of power.” -- Rev. Linda Martella-Whitsett, Unity Church of San Antonio

“Through interviews, quotes, and personal experiences, Liz Lewinson takes you on an epic journey, a hero’s adventure of wonder, impossible odds, self-discovery, and like many great tales, full of love.” -- Rev. Mary-Rose Engle, Interfaith Minister

Blue Skies Buddha won the 2016 Eric Hoffer award for literary excellence and was selected as a Finalist by USA Book News Best Books of 2015 in the Biography category. It has achieved #1 bestseller status on Amazon Kindle.

Blue Skies Buddha is currently available on Amazon and bookstores worldwide.

For further information on Blue Skies Buddha contact info(at)mysticbuddha(dot)com or visit http://www.blueskiesbuddha.com.

 

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Mystic Buddha Publishing House Announces Eric Hoffer Award win for Blue Skies Buddha

San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) May 25, 2016

Mystic Buddha Publishing House today announced that its #1 Kindle best-seller, “Blue Skies Buddha,” the biography of Rama – Dr. Frederick Lenz, was named a winner of the 2016 Eric Hoffer Award for Excellence in Independent Publishing in the Spiritual category. The biography describes an American teacher through the eyes of his students, family and colleagues and presents the basics of Buddhism.

According to Publisher Roger Cantu, “This is the second literary award received by 'Blue Skies Buddha,' a book that deserves full recognition." "Blue Skies Buddha" was selected as a Finalist by USA Book News for Best Books of 2015 in both the Biography and Spirituality: General categories. The second edition of the book in 2016 made it eligible for the Hoffer, which it won in the Spiritual category.

Said Cantu, "The appeal of 'Blue Skies Buddha' is nicely summarized in The U.S. Review of Books: 'A biography of the spiritual leader, Rama, this book details the life and teachings of a man who not only brought his followers to a keener awareness of mysticism, but also urged them to take an active role in the contemporary world, urging participation in activities such as digital software development and even presidential politics. The book provides varied stories from students, family members and associates. Some recount seeing light flow from his hands, others saw him levitate, and yet others tell of his practical nature. Rama, whose legal name was Frederick Phillip Lenz, cautioned his students not to view him as a teacher, but to see everything in life as a teacher.’'"

Author Liz Lewinson states, “I am honored to be a recipient of the Eric Hoffer Award and hope it will inspire many people to sample the book. I wrote the book for people who never encountered a teacher like Rama but who would enjoy and benefit from learning what and how he taught. It was a great adventure to encounter him.”

The Eric Hoffer Award honors the memory of the great American philosopher Eric Hoffer by highlighting salient writing, as well as the independent spirit of small publishers. Since its inception, the Hoffer has become one of the largest international book awards for small, academic and independent presses.

"Blue Skies Buddha" is available in print and ebook formats on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and bookstores worldwide. For further information on Blue Skies Buddha, contact info(at)mysticbuddha(dot)com or visithttp://www.blueskiesbuddha.com.

 

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Mystic Buddha Publishing House Presents Valentine's Day Tips on the Forms of Love from Blue Skies Buddha, the Biography of Rama – Dr. Frederick Lenz

San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) February 12, 2016

 

Mystic Buddha Publishing House presents Valentine’s Day tips on different forms and views of love, as expressed in Blue SKies Buddha, the biography of Rama - Dr. Frederick Lenz.

According to Publisher Roger Cantu, “Blue Skies Buddha is in fact a love story, the love of a Buddhist teacher for teaching and helping others. Valentine’s Day celebrates love in all its forms, and Blue Skies Buddha reminds us of an underlying love that resonates."

Author Liz Lewinson adds, “As Dr. Lenz points out in Blue Skies Buddha, we sometimes waste our energy thinking that romantic love is the only game in town. For Valentine's Day and throughout the calendar year, it's important to remember that that there is more to love than romance and flowers. There is also a pure love for life that fulfills our deepest yearning, empowers us and elevates our spirit.”

For Valentine's Day, ponder these views of love from Rama – Dr. Frederick Lenz, as described in Blue Skies Buddha:

--- When we love it takes us beyond our self, otherwise we're just absorbed with the preoccupations that we invent. But when we love someone, we can do something magnificent. We look beyond our own immediate needs and we become more concerned about the welfare of another.

--- In the process of the years of meditation and self-giving, self-analysis, I found that I no longer loved as I had formerly done. As I went on, the relationships got better and better. And they meant less. The relationships that I had became more and more impersonal, yet had more love in them. It's an odd incongruity. I loved more but I was less attached. In other words, my love was no longer bound by the body, it was a love of spirit.

--- I’m trying to tell you that life is so much better than you can imagine. That eternity is so complete, nirvana is so perfect and shining, but you’re just skimming it. You’re missing it. And that’s a part in the process. But if you just reach a little more, if you just extend your self-giving, your love, a little deeper, if you just try a little harder in your meditations, it’s endless, it’s perfect, it’s beyond anything that you can imagine. And I would like that for you.

--- [Referencing meditation journeys to the desert, where he zoomed yards across the sand without touching it] If I believed there was a physical, I could not do this. We walk upon the Grace of God. Nothing else exists except that. It’s like gliding. You walk just above the physical. You only walk or live this way if you have a terrific love for Existence. If you have total faith and love then that which you love will help you. Then you can walk on anything.

--- When I find myself coming back to this world, I realize it's because of love. Love is the strongest force in the universe. You can travel to all the multifarious realities – infinite planes of awareness – merge with them and become them. Yet, if love is lacking, it will all remain flat. If love is lacking in your consciousness, your awareness will be dry. You will be empty. If you love enough, you can do anything.

--- About 75 to 95 percent of all attention in this world is devoted to romance. And it's such a waste, it's incredible, because you get almost no return on your investment – it’s power lost. I think you need to look at yourself a little bit and assess how much of your energy you're putting in that direction. I have no argument with romance or with love but if you're fixating on it too much, you'll find that you're losing a tremendous amount of energy.

--- You can store power through love. Whenever you love, you compress time. Time stops. The world stops and you step outside of it.

--- Love creates a bridge, a bridge between peoples, a bridge between nations. The absence of love is war, hate, enmity, fear.

--- Relationships succeed when both parties are giving. If either partner stops giving, the relationship ends. When both partners are giving, always finding new ways to give, the relationship always stays fresh.

"There is more to love and awareness than most people realize," says Lewinson. "That is the good news."

Blue Skies Buddha is currently available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and bookstores worldwide.

For further information on Blue Skies Buddha, contact info(at)mysticbuddha(dot)com or visit http://www.blueskiesbuddha.com.

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Mystic Buddha Publishing House Releases Second Edition of Blue Skies Buddha with New Cover Art, Announces inter-Faith Support

San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) February 9, 2016

 

Mystic Buddha Publishing House today announced that Blue Skies Buddha: The American Buddhist Rebel, the acclaimed, award-winning biography of the American Buddhist teacher Rama – Dr. Frederick Lenz, has been re-published as a second edition with new cover art, sub-title, and review quotes from inter-faith ministers and teachers. 

Blue Skies Buddha tells the true story of the journey undertaken by a rebellious American teen who is told that the teachings of an ancient Tibetan Buddhist order are in his hands, and it is his job to share them with millions of people.

Roger Cantu, Editor in Chief of Mystic Buddha Publishing House, states, “The new cover art and subtitle for Blue Skies Buddha: The American Buddhist Rebel reflects our interest in accurately representing this fascinating biography and highlighting the ways in which it is completely different than other books on Buddhist teachers.  We think readers will enjoy the new review quotes from a range of teachers of all faiths.”

“When people of different faiths and backgrounds read Blue Skies Buddha," says author Liz Lewinson, "the stories and feelings resonate with them.  The new cover design and subtitle reflect who Rama was – a ‘rebel’ in the sense that he pushed back on commonplace limitations and rules and revived the original, enlightenment-based teachings.” 

Blue Skies Buddha was selected as a Finalist by USA Book News Best Books of 2015 in both the Biography and Spirituality: General categories. It has achieved #1 bestseller status on Amazon Kindle in the category of Buddhist biography. 

Blue Skies Buddha is currently available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and bookstores worldwide.

Sample reviews:

A vivid account of Liz Lewinson’s personal relationship with the dynamic contemporary yogi, Rama.  Born Frederick P. Lenz, this elusive young man leaps off the pages of her 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 sheds new light on an untold chapter of American Buddhism. -- Judith Simmer-Brown, Professor of Religious Studies, Naropa University

Blue Skies Buddha will take you back to your first moments of bliss in pursuit of higher consciousness.  Remember, and smile.  Remember, and renew your passion for the present moment of power. -- Rev. Linda Martella-Whitsett, Unity Church of San Antonio

Through interviews, quotes, and personal experiences, Liz Lewinson takes you on an epic journey, a hero’s adventure of wonder, impossible odds, self-discovery, and like many great tales, full of love…I studied with Rama in the 90’s. Through his teachings and his ultimate sacrifice, I came to understand more deeply Rama, Christ and the enlightenment connection they share(d). Enlightenment is absolute pure love. “It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.” (1 Corinthians 13:7) --  Rev. Mary-Rose Engle, Interfaith Minister

For further information on Blue Skies Buddha, or to interview the author, contact info@mysticbuddha.com or visit www.blueskiesbuddha.com.

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Mystic Buddha Publishing House Announces #1 Amazon Kindle Best Seller, Blue Skies Buddha

San Antonio, Texas (PRWEB) December 23, 2015

 

Mystic Buddha Publishing House today announced that Blue Skies Buddha, the acclaimed, award-winning biography of the American Buddhist teacher Rama – Dr. Frederick Lenz, has achieved #1 best seller status on Amazon Kindle. Blue Skies Buddha tells the true story of the journey undertaken by a rebellious American teen who is told that the teachings of an ancient Tibetan Buddhist order are in his hands, and it is his life's work to share them with millions of people.

“I am delighted by the warm response to Blue Skies Buddha," says author Liz Lewinson. "The biography is based on hundreds of interviews and offers invaluable lessons for readers at all stages of their life. When people read this book, they tell me about remarkable experiences and aha! moments as they turn the pages.”

Roger Cantu, Editor in Chief of Mystic Buddha Publishing House, states, “The #1 status on Kindle for Blue Skies Buddha is a great beginning. We anticipate that the audience for Blue Skies Buddha will continue to grow dramatically because this is a timeless book and a compelling, original story. Readers are recognizing the value it brings to their lives in many positive ways.”

Blue Skies Buddha was selected as a Finalist by USA Book News Best Books of 2015 in both the Biography and Spirituality: General categories.

Blue Skies Buddha is currently available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and bookstores worldwide.

For further information on Blue Skies Buddha, contact info(at)mysticbuddha.com or visit http://www.blueskiesbuddha.com.

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Mystic Buddha Publishing House Announces Two Finalist Awards from USA Book News Best Books of 2015 for Blue Skies Buddha, the Biography of Rama - Dr. Frederick Lenz

San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) November 19, 2015



Mystic Buddha Publishing House today announced that Blue Skies Buddha, the acclaimed biography of the American spiritual teacher Rama – Dr. Frederick Lenz, has received two prestigious Finalist awards for Best Books of 2015 from USA Book News. The book won the Finalist award in the categories of Biography and Spiritual: General.

“The book is based on 15 years of interviews and research," says author Liz Lewinson. "The biography tells an important story about a compelling teacher and an exciting time in our history, from 1970 through 1990, when non-establishment spiritual teachers brought brilliant new life to the American landscape. As you read the book, you are introduced to the basics of American Buddhism in an innovative, fun and exciting way.”
Roger Cantu, Editor in Chief of Mystic Buddha Publishing House, states, “the fact that Blue Skies Buddha won against a crowded field in both the category of Biography and Spiritual: General demonstrates the broad appeal of the material. We believe that readers of all ages and backgrounds will find this a warm and fascinating holiday read. We’re pleased that the USA Book News awards in two categories confirms our experience.”

According to USA Book News, the 2015 awards represent “a phenomenal mix of books from a wide array of publishers throughout the United States. Winners and finalists traversed the publishing landscape. Random House, Tarcher/Penguin, HarperOne, WW Norton, Harper Collins, William Morrow, Crown Business, McGraw-Hill, John Wiley & Sons, American Cancer Society, and hundreds of independent houses contributed to this year’s outstanding competition.”

Blue Skies Buddha is currently available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and bookstores worldwide.

For further information on Blue Skies Buddha, contact info@mysticbuddha.com or visit blueskiesbuddha.com.

 


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