Community
COMMUNITY
We foster a sense of shared values among American Buddhists of every tradition.
Collaboration
COLLABORATION
We inspire Buddhist organizations to work together to create an enlightened American society.
Capacity Building
CAPACITY BUILDING
We help strengthen the emerging institutions of contemporary American Buddhism.
Meditation
MEDITATION
We support the adoption of contemplative disciplines in a wide range of fields.
Living & Working in the World
LIVING & WORKING IN THE WORLD
We encourage the spread of Buddhist principles in American business and culture.
Women in Buddhism
WOMEN IN BUDDHISM
We believe women’s leadership is the key to an enlightened American society.
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WHO WE ARE

The Frederick P. Lenz Foundation for American Buddhism seeks to inspire the emergence of an enlightened American society that reflects the universal Buddhist values of wisdom, compassion, mindfulness, and meditation.

OUR WORK

Building American Buddhism

The Foundation provides grants, program-related investments, education and training and other programs to grow and strengthen American Buddhist institutions.

OUR GRANTEES

Creating an Enlightened America

The Foundation funds nonprofit organizations that are reshaping their fields by applying and disseminating transformative Buddhist principles and practices.

OUR FOUNDER

A Pioneer in American Buddhism

Rama – Dr. Frederick Lenz dedicated his life to transmitting the essence of traditional Buddhism in a fashion that was uniquely suited to contemporary American society and culture.

A Living Legacy

BOOKS

Book cover of Snowboarding to NrivanaBook cover of Surfing the Himalayas

These contain the core of Dr. Lenz’s teachings.

RAMA MEDITATION SOCIETY

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Explore Dr. Lenz’s living legacy through his works at the Rama Meditation Society

NEWS

COVID-19 Grants Awarded to 31 Organizations by The Frederick P. Lenz Foundation for American Buddhism

The Frederick P. Lenz Foundation for American Buddhism today announced it has committed to 31 grants totaling $200,000 for groups in its grantee network impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The grants …

EVENTS

2022 The Future of American Buddhism

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