Surfing the Himalayas

Surfing the Himalayas

This is the engaging story of a a young American snowboarder who travels to the Himalayas seeking the ultimate high -- but surfs into an experience more transcendent than he could have ever imagined.

Author: Frederick Lenz


ISBN: 1932206124


Page: 240

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This is the engaging story of a a young American snowboarder who travels to the Himalayas seeking the ultimate high -- but surfs into an experience more transcendent than he could have ever imagined. In an accident of karmic destiny, the young man plows into a wizened Buddhist monk named Master Fwap who takes him on as a spiritual apprentice. Using snowboarding as a path to enlightenment, the charming and learned Master Fwap shows how, by freeing the mind and challenging the soul, one can master any mountain -- and master oneself. "The following account of my Himalayan adventures is based on a series of experiences that occurred to me some time ago in Nepal. I have taken the liberty of transforming these accounts, even though they are based upon real life experiences, into a work of fiction. I hope that the internal and external experiences presented in the following pages both entertain and enlighten you." -- Frederick Lenz

Snowboarding to Nirvana A Spiritual Journey

Snowboarding to Nirvana  A Spiritual Journey

The sequel to the national phenomena and bestselling book Surfing the Himalayas with over 100,000+ copies sold in its first printing.

Author: Frederick Lenz

Publisher: Surfing the Himalayas

ISBN: 194781110X

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 286

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The sequel to the national phenomena and bestselling book Surfing the Himalayas with over 100,000+ copies sold in its first printing. A mysterious voice heard while flying down a mountain on a snowboard. A crazed and enlightened monk known as the Oracle of Nepal. The timeless wisdom of the aged Master Fwap. A striking and spiritual Danish woman named Nadia... A profound adventure takes a young American snowboarder from the high mountain passes of the Himalayas to an intimate encounter in Kathmandu, a dark night of the soul in Los Angeles, and then back to the Annapurna range for the ultimate peak experience: snowboarding directly into nirvana itself. Snowboarding to Nirvana takes you on a wild ride on the razor's edge of the deepest teachings and mysteries of Tantric Buddhism and serves as a guide for reaching your own enlightenment.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Surfing the Himalayas

Surfing the Himalayas

Described as a magnificent journey to the mountain within, by author Lynn Andrews, Surfing the Himalayas continues to inspire heroic readers with its sage wisdom and teachings.

Author: Frederick Lenz

Publisher: Interglobal Seminars

ISBN: 0964219654

Category: Americans

Page: 172

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The national bestseller that caught the surf of New Age adventure novels, took over, and dominated the mountain of inspirational fiction is now available in paperback. Described as a magnificent journey to the mountain within, by author Lynn Andrews, Surfing the Himalayas continues to inspire heroic readers with its sage wisdom and teachings.
Categories: Americans



In addition to these skills, he is a talented musician and record producer. Combining his passion for snowboarding with his desire to tell a good story, Lenz wrote the novel “Surfing the Himalayas: A Spiritual Adventure ...





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For more than 40 years, Computerworld has been the leading source of technology news and information for IT influencers worldwide. Computerworld's award-winning Web site (, twice-monthly publication, focused conference series and custom research form the hub of the world's largest global IT media network.

Snowboarding to Nirvana

Snowboarding to Nirvana

B OOKS Lifetimes: True Accounts of Reincarnation (1979) Total Relaxation: The Complete Program for Overcoming Stress, Tension, Worry and Fatigue (1980) Surfing the Himalayas: A Spiritual Adventure (1995) MUSIC Enlightenment (1994) ...

Author: Frederick Lenz

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781466880917

Category: Fiction

Page: 241

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Snowboarding to Nirvana: A Novel by Frederick Lenz The continuation of the national phenomena Surfing the Himalayas takes the crack American snowboarder down the mountain again, this time around with the greater spiritual enlightenment he gains through experience (the greatest teacher of all). As our snowboarder continues his lessons of enlightenment with Master Fwap, he also encounters earthly love in the form of a beautiful and wise Danish woman. A paradox ensues and a mystery is set forth, the mystery of "the missing dimension." This mystery must be understood and solved before our snowboarder can comprehend the next levels of Buddhistic lessons. Along the way, a wise, mysterious oracle of Nepal introduces our hero to Tibetan tantric texts that become crucial in the solving of his riddle.
Categories: Fiction

Sport and Spirituality

Sport and Spirituality

53 Studd, C.T. 87 Subjective Stress Scale (SSC) 110 sublimity in extreme sports 106–8 suffering: in spirituality 51–2; in sport 164–7 Sunday Times 187 supernatural 99–100, 105–6 Surfing the Himalayas: A Spiritual Adventure (Lenz, ...

Author: Jim Parry

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134136827

Category: Religion

Page: 279

View: 127

Exploring the spiritual dimensions of sport, this broad-ranging study takes a provocative look at the human aspects of the sport experience. It is a must-read for students of sport studies, sports coaching, and sport and health psychology.
Categories: Religion

American Buddhist Rebel The Story of Rama Dr Frederick Lenz

American Buddhist Rebel  The Story of Rama   Dr  Frederick Lenz

... The Frederick P. Lenz Foundation for American Buddhism Surfing the Himalayas: A Spiritual Adventure by Frederick Lenz Snowboarding to Nirvana: A Spiritual Journey by Frederick Lenz Don't miss out!

Author: Liz Lewinson

Publisher: Skye Pearl

ISBN: 9780989889988

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 324

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Winner of the Eric Hoffer and Benjamin Franklin awards, this biography presents the original, illuminating story of Rama - Dr. Frederick P. Lenz (1950 - 1998), an enlightened teacher who became a best-selling author, taught American Buddhism to thousands of people, and served as an example of triumph over adversity. "This is definitely a book that changes your perspective on life for the better" --Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA), Benjamin Franklin Award Review "This fascinating biography captures the wisdom of a genuine, compelling teacher who combined absolute miracles with humor, fun and adventure." --Lynn V. Andrews, author of The Medicine Woman Series Rama - Dr. Frederick Lenz was a teacher from an ancient lineage. He healed people. He filled large auditoriums with sparkling golden light. He made huge audiences shake with laughter as he filled them with luminosity and inner joy. He helped penniless students become helful, impeccable entrepreneurs. Omens of an "unusual, not special life" (Rama's words) began in 1953 when, as a toddler, he slipped into samadhi--a timeless state of immersion in infinite light--in his mother's garden. His journey continued after high school, when he flew from Connecticut to Kathmandu, Nepal with a homemade snowboard, seeking to snow-surf the highest mountains he could find. On his first downhill run, he plowed into an aged Buddhist monk who told the incredulous teen their meeting was destiny, that his past life enlightenment would return, and he would help millions of people. Upon his return to the U.S., he earned his Ph.D., began to teach on his own, and implemented new, American ways of placing Westerners on the path to enlightenment, beginning with higher and happier states of mind. As his own realization grew, the energy he emanated was like a huge, benevolent force. This true biography includes interviews and one on one stories from over 100 students and colleagues, each with a different perspective. Rama did not just speak about enlightenment; he modeled it. Compassionate, controversial, wise, prescient, reverent, irreverent, he is your Zen koan.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Art Science of Meditation

The Art   Science of Meditation

Surfing the Himalayas: A Spiritual Adventure. Boulder, CO: Living Buddha Press, 2018. A playful and innovative presentation of meditation teachings in a contemporary setting. Maharshi, Ramana. Who Am I?: The Teachings of Bhagavan Sri ...

Author: Lisa Erickson

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 9780738761534

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 256

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Refine and Inspire Your Meditation Practice Featuring hands-on exercises to make your meditation more effective as well as science-based advice for using it in your daily life, The Art & Science of Meditation takes your practice to the next level. This vital resource provides ways to overcome common obstacles, easy-to-understand explanations of classic spiritual texts, guidance on choosing meditation teachers and retreats, and much more. Lisa Erickson presents practical, in-depth information drawn from both historical sources and contemporary scientific research. Explore ways to enhance your journey through each chapter's integration tools and contemplation methods. Discover how to achieve mystic states, meditate on the sacred feminine, and find the best modality for you. Easy to personalize to your own needs, this book helps you truly unite your life and meditation practice.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Psychology of Religion Fifth Edition

The Psychology of Religion  Fifth Edition

Surfing the Himalayas: A spiritual adventure. New York, NY: St. Martin's Press. Lepp, I. (1963) Atheism in our time (B. Murchland, Trans.). New York, NY: Macmillan. Lerner, R. M., & Spanier, G. B. (1980).

Author: Ralph W. Hood (Jr.)

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 9781462535989

Category: Medical

Page: 673

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Keeping up with the rapidly growing research base, the leading graduate-level psychology of religion text is now in a fully updated fifth edition. It takes a balanced, empirically driven approach to understanding the role of religion in individual functioning and social behavior. Integrating research on numerous different faith traditions, the book addresses the quest for meaning; links between religion and biology; religious thought, belief, and behavior across the lifespan; experiential dimensions of religion and spirituality; the social psychology of religious organizations; and connections to coping, adjustment, and mental disorder. Chapter-opening quotations and topical research boxes enhance the readability of this highly instructive text. New to This Edition *New topics: cognitive science of religion; religion and violence; and groups that advocate terrorist tactics. *The latest empirical findings, including hundreds of new references. *Expanded discussion of atheism and varieties of nonbelief. *More research on religions outside the Judeo-Christian tradition, particularly Islam. *State-of-the-art research methods, including techniques for assessing neurological states.
Categories: Medical

Earth Spirit Living

Earth Spirit Living

Surfing the Himalayas: A Spiritual Adventure. New York: St. Martin's, 1995. McDonough, William, and Michael Braungart. Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things. New York: North Point, 2002. MacLaine, Shirley.

Author: Ann Marie Holmes

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781451643671

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 288

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Earth Spirit Living is a revolutionary approach to lifestyle design and personal space. Author Ann Marie Holmes, an expert on earth energy systems, reveals that by picking up subtle cues from the natural world, we can create healthy, enjoyable, and sustainable living spaces. She shows how we can effectively incorporate principles of sacred geometry, human intuition, and the power of space, shape, and layout to become aware of -- and collaborate with -- the earth's energies. Perfect for homeowners, renters, business owners, professional designers, and builders, Earth Spirit Living illuminates the benefits of living in cooperation with our environment, including: * a more comfortable home * increased effectiveness in your work * healthier, calmer living conditions * enhanced work and personal relationships * improved prosperity * smoother construction or remodeling process Insightful illustrations, ceremonies, cures, attunements, and visualizations will help you hone your natural instincts and strengthen your connection to your physical space. With client stories and personal anecdotes, Holmes guides you on the journey toward a balanced life and living space that harnesses the energy and wisdom of nature.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit