Rama Snowboarding F rederick Lenz was born on February 9, 1950, in San Diego, California. He majored in English and minored in philosophy at the University of Connecticut where he was inducted as a member of Phi Beta Kappa and graduated Magna Cum Laude.

After winning a highly competitive State of New York Graduate Council Fellowship, he received his MA and Ph.D. in English Literature from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. His doctoral dissertation was directed by the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, Louis Simpson, Ph.D.

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He has lectured and taught classes at many universities around the world, including: the State University of New York, Long Island University, Harvard, U.C.L.A., Stanford, Heidelberg, and the University of Zurich.

Frederick Lenz was a certified PADI Divemaster and technical scuba diver, a world-class snowboarder and black belt in martial arts. He has also co-written and produced 14 albums including Canyons of Light, Enlightenment, Cayman Blue and Ecologie.

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Frederick Lenz was a senior systems architect and software designer who has created a wide range of software products. He had been active in the introduction of Rama in the dojo educational, client/server, networking, medical, banking, trading systems, encryption, Internet and Intranet software.

He is the author of a number of best-selling books, including:
Total Relaxation: The Complete Program for Overcoming Worry, Stress, Tension and Fatigue; Lifetimes, True Accounts of Reincarnation; Surfing the Himalayas and Snowboarding to Nirvana - the latter two from St. Martin's Press.
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Frederick Lenz has been a major contributor to National Public Radio in Connecticut and a donor and supporter of the American Civil Liberties Union, the National Cancer Institute, the AIDS Fund, Amnesty International, the National Museum of Women and the Arts in Washington, D.C., Shotokan Karate, B'nai B'rith and The Cousteau Society.

Frederick Lenz passed away on April 12, 1998 in Long Island, New York.

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