"The truest of snowboarders will find spiritual stimulation. READ THIS BOOK! You will live the experience."
- Chuck Barfoot
President, Barfoot Snowboards


San Antonio Spurs "Surfing the Himalayas captured my imagination to the point that I could not put it down. I found it entertaining both spiritually and mentally.
A GREAT READ."
- Bob Hill
Head Coach, San Antonio Spurs


Royce Gracie "Surfing the Himalayas presented the clearest definitions of karma and nirvana I've ever read, and did it in a way that was fun to explore."
- Royce Gracie
Undefeated Ultimate Fighting Champion, Gracie Jiu-Jitsu


Windsurfer "Snowboarding to Nirvana by Frederick Lenz was very interesting and made you think about life differently. It was an eye opening book."
- Mark Pedersen
# 1 Ranked Professional Windsurfer in Australia




"The mind of an athlete is what makes or breaks a champion...your mind needs to work perfectly for ultimate results. Surfing the Himalayas is a true source of inspiration."
- Phillipe LaRoche
Champion du Monde, Ski-Acrobatic, Aerials World Champion



Ski Racer "Dr. Lenz's book Surfing the Himalayas renewed and refreshed my love for the purity of life in the mountains. It's the Inner Game of Skiing meets Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. INSIGHTFUL and FUN!
Had I had an instructor like Master Fwap I certainly would have won even more World Cups!"
- Julie Parisien
Former World Cup - Olympic Skier
Current Professional Ski Racer



NY Rangers "Surfing the Himalayas offers an enjoyable, accessible approach to an often misunderstood topic. The concept of mindfulness, as explained by Master Fwap, is a key to not only success in sports but fulfillment in any of life's endeavors."
- Mike Richter
Goalie, New York Rangers



"Dr. Lenz has created a metaphor that helps describe the soul of snowboarding through Tantric mysticism and, conversely, mysticism through snowboarding. When you read it, you'll get it...Is it okay if I keep the book?"
- Chris Sanders
President, Avalanche Snowboards, Inc.



Montreal Canadiens "In Surfing the Himalayas, Frederick Lenz goes on a wonderful voyage. He conquers the mountains of the inner self."
- Jaques Demers
Former Head Coach, Montreal Canadiens Hockey Club



"Frederick Lenz's description of his encounter and learning from Master Fwap is akin to a Zen student going through his Zen training... The author unpretentiously demonstrates in this delightful book that his spiritual growth has become possible because of his unconscious 'courage' and 'will' to drink from the fountain of wisdom that Master Fwap so graciously and generously provided for him through the 'teaching of non-teaching.' We readers also become richer spiritually by standing by Lenz as he goes through his journey of self-actualization."
- Hidy Ochiai
Supreme Instructor
Washin-ryu Karate-Do



Snowboarder "I loved the book. It was a quick and easy read, smooth plot, interesting characters, and timeless theme. I have since bought "Surfing the Himalayas" to check out Dr. Lenz's first novel. Thank you for the opportunity to read this great book."
- Jack Copeland
Ski & Snowboard School Director
Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort



Snowboarder "Having taught skiing, snowboarding and windsurfing professionally for over 20 years, I especially enjoyed learning about, and practicing meditation through Dr. Lenz's inserts in: 'The Handbook for Enlightenment' [in Snowboarding to Nirvana]. Frederick Lenz provides a useful and easy to understand, step-by-step approach to the re-charging effects of meditation. I enjoyed the book so much, I immediately went out and purchased Surfing the Himalayas."
- David R. Precit
Director of Ski and Snowboarding School
PSIA-W Snowboard Examiner Clinician
Squaw Valley Ski School



Snowboarder "I own Lenz's first book and enjoyed the continuation [with Snowboarding to Nirvana]. Lenz's idea of being one with your snowboard is something I express to my students. As Lenz puts it, there is nothing like the feeling of making effortless turns without having to think about what is physically happening. An experience that all should have the chance to fulfill."
- Travis Thelan
PSIA National Snowboard Team
Certified Ski, Snowboard, Telemark Instructor
Sun Valley Ski Resort



Snowboarder "This book [Snowboarding to Nirvana] changed my perspective on life and snowboarding. After reading Surfing the Himalayas I was hooked. It is neat how Frederick ties snowboarding to meditation, life and love. I have never thought too much about meditation and achieving higher awareness until these books. Now I find myself relaxing, breathing and feeling even more spiritual than ever. I truly enjoyed this book and hope I can get a chance to read more of his material. I have passed both books [Snowboarding to Nirvana, Surfing the Himalayas] on for friends to read."
- Scott Noble
Snowboard Instructor
Sugarloaf USA