The Frederick P. Lenz Foundation for American Buddhism promotes the benefits of Zen Buddhism, meditation, yoga and related Buddhist practices in a manner complementary to our modern American society.

Rama, Dr. Frederick Lenz
View American Buddhist Grants that have been awarded by the Lenz Foundation, including recent grants to

   * New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care
   * Zen Hospice and Upaya Zen Center
   * Prison Dharma Network

Read about the Soul of Money program that successfully assisted Lenz Foundation grantees by offering fundraising and good business practice training through a series of four webinars, two workshops and a Foundation conference
(2010 - 2011).

Visit our Storefront offering American Buddhist books, talk CDs, music and videos.

Download Free MP3 Dharma Talks and Zazen Music.
Make a Donation in support of the Lenz Foundation and our grant partners, or in support of a new Rama's materials marketing campaign that will be matched by the Foundation up to $100,000.
* We have reached the goal and raised $100,200 for the Rama's materials marketing program.
Thank you everyone !!!
Watch a video that describes the Foundation and its work.
Visit the Lenz Foundation Community Blog to learn more about the Foundation Grant Partners
and their activities.

Pay It Forward
Sustainability Finance Fund
An innovative new program to assist Lenz Foundation grantees to develop, launch, and sustain high-impact fundraising initiatives that lead to financial sustainability.

Under the program, the Foundation will make zero interest loans of between $10,000-$100,000 to qualified borrowers for the purpose of covering fundraising campaign costs.

Loans will be then repaid from fundraising income, with repayment terms customized to the specific borrower.

Read the Program Fact Sheet

Pay It Forward - Press Release

  New Products
Canyons of Light and Cayman Blue DVD The best selling books Surfing the Himalayas and Snowboarding to Nirvana are now available as free downloadable eBooks.
Experience the classic story of a young man who encounters an enlightened monk while snowboarding in Nepal.

Canyons of Light and Cayman Blue DVD Canyons of Light and Cayman Blue are two visual and musical pathways to meditation. The beautiful scores were written and played by Zazen. Join Dr. Lenz as he guides us to these special places, and experience pure meditative joy.