Welcome to the American
Buddhist Temple Website, otherwise called the "ABT"
Website for short. This website was inspired by Dr. Frederick
P. Lenz III, known to his spiritual students as Rama, a teacher
of Buddhism for Westerners.
Rama discussed at length with D.J.F., his personal caretaker
of five years, the idea of having a website geared towards interesting
the youth of the West in Buddhism. Dr. Frederick Lenz wrote
a two-book sequel which were spiritual adventures about snowboarding
in the Himalayas: "Surfing the Himalayas" and "Snowboarding
This website gives you various "Surfing" options for
your browsing pleasure. We invite all those interested in what
we have to offer here, or could offer here, to send us
feedback...perhaps someone has a Rama adventure, rare photos, session notes or handouts to contribute.
In time, D.J.F. hopes to host a window in which he will share
a new Rama 'Rememberance' each month from his time of working
in close proximity to Rama. David was not a "Rama student"
as he had just completed spending ten years with his own enlightened
teacher who then left the body not long before he met and was
employed by Rama.
In the future, we hope to
host a Buddhist Beach Party somewhere in Malibu, CA. D.J.F. would
like to meet with interested students of Buddhism, so that he
might share some of his more fascinating experiences while spending
time and working for the enlightened American Buddhist Master,
Dr. Frederick P. Lenz III, or Rama, as he was known to his students.
Rama's students are eternally grateful that they were able to
spend time and meditate with such a wonderful teacher.