11259 E. Via Linda, #100-101
Scottsdale, AZ 85259
Description of Organization
The mission of the Rama Meditation Society is to preserve and share the body of works of Rama - Dr. Frederick Lenz, and to support the continued transformation of those inspired by his teachings.
Rama (Dr. Frederick Lenz), the founder of the Lenz Foundation, was an enlightened teacher born and raised in the United States. The Rama Meditation Society (RMS) was formed by students of Rama. The mission of RMS is to preserve and share the body of works of Rama, and to support the continued transformation of those inspired by his teachings.
Rama’s teachings fill a unique place in the American Buddhist landscape through his practical techniques for meditation practitioners who live and work in the world. Rama’s teachings can help individuals who wish to pursue a meditative lifestyle to place their practice in the larger context of a life involving careers, relationships, family, etc.
The goals of the RMS are to:
- Share Rama’s teachings with others who can benefit from them
- Offer inspiring programs based on Rama’s teachings
- Nurture a supportive community of individuals inspired by Rama’s teachings
In 2011, the Lenz Foundation, in conjunction with the Rama Meditation Society, offered a matching grant of up to $100,000 in support of the Rama's Materials Marketing Campaign, a program to increase awareness of the teachings of Rama - Dr. Frederick Lenz via social media and traditional advertising. The matching $100,000 goal was achieved in 2012. Implementation of the marketing plan began in 2012 and will continue through 2014.
In 2013, the Foundation awarded a grant of $40,000 to support long term infrastructure requirements. An amendment to the grant was made in June, 2013 for $10,000.