Mystic Buddha Publishing House

New Book

“Frogs in Trouble” a Children’s Tale with a Positive Message. 

Roger Cantu’s new book, “Frogs in Trouble,” is a wonderfully illustrated children's book that tells a simple story with a powerful message. "It is better to talk about your problems and seek help than to hide your problems and keep them inside." The story is narrated by two sibling frogs and an elder frog that live on the edge of a happy pond next to a Buddhist temple. This book is the first of a series intended to teach meaningful lessons on communications, wellness, meditation, loving-kindness, and compassion. 

The message relayed in this story is based on an actual incident and told as an allegory. An allegory is a narrative story that conveys a message about life using pictures, characters, and events. This is a heartwarming story for children of all ages. Available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and bookstores nationwide. We hope you enjoy it and share it with your families and friends.

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Spirituality and Self-Help Books

Worried about work? Not sure you'll find a fulfilling career? Read this book and learn how to turn anything in your life into an energizing, uplifting way of being. Using entrepreneurial software development as an example, Rama - Dr. Frederick Lenz's practical, common-sense advice is doable, achievable, and inspiring. You can achieve your goals. In this book, you'll learn how to break down your desired outcomes into manageable pieces and understand that, interestingly, ethical sales in any form, whether selling to yourself or others, can become your best friend and pathway to success. Best of all, Lenz shows how to seamlessly give more and help more by learning more... Nothing is out of reach when you approach every step of your life with an end-to-end ethical approach that goes beneath the surface. Reading is believing!

In this book, Rama tackles the subject of sales. As he points out, several ideas have arisen, and products have been developed, but without learning how to sell, the “world will not beat a path to your door.” Rama was impeccable in his teachings on every topic. He taught that we can learn the highest knowledge in Buddhism and achieve the highest states of mind by following the basic principles of Buddhism as applied to almost any topic—snowboarding, academia, law, etc. Rama was a teacher of meditation, author, world-class snowboarder, a black belt in martial arts, music producer, and active participant in several advanced technology companies. 

The Lakshmi Series is set of teachings that comprise a comprehensive foundation for self-discovery. To assist the spiritual progress of his students, Rama - Dr. Frederick Lenz created this series, which covers a wide variety of topics including meditation, the four principal Hindu yogas, the Buddhist paramitas of purity and humility, spiritual absorption, nirvana, the subtle physical body, spiritual teachers, dreaming, tantric mysticism, and others. These teachings reflect Dr. Lenz's wide range of knowledge of spiritual traditions, and while he later began to focus on Buddhist teachings, particularly Zen Buddhism and Tantric Buddhism, he often referred to his early teachings as “the basics which everyone should know.”

Dr. Lenz saw how difficult it was for Westerners to learn meditation and self-discovery in the twenty-first century due to the breadth of knowledge available, and the fact that many, if not all, of the classical textbooks were written hundreds or thousands of years ago in Sanskrit, Chinese, Japanese, or Tibetan. In The Lakshmi Series, Dr. Lenz touches upon all these teachings and restructures them, breathing life into the classics while bringing them into the here and now.

“My interest is the essence of these teachings,” he stated, “not so much what's happened with them historically or the books that have been written about them, detailing them, or the descriptions of people who have had experiences in the monasteries or experiences living a more secular life. Rather, my interest is the essence of the teaching – the Way, as it were.” Thus, in The Lakshmi Series, Dr. Lenz brings forth these ancient teachings and aligns them with the modern world to succinctly present their essence – the path of modem self-discovery.

"What is Meditation?" by Roger Cantu, explains the meaning and purpose of meditation, along with easy to follow instructions for daily practice. Meditation is the instrument to transform and shape our mind. Meditation should not be considered a religious subject. Compassion, love, forgiveness, spiritual harmony, sense of brotherhood, all of those things are religious subjects. Meditation is the training of the mind. Meditation makes the mind more alert. Concentrating on one point in meditation helps you to develop your analytical mind. Therefore, more success, determination, self-confidence, and willpower will come into your life. 

In the tradition of Notes to Myself, On the Fast Path with Rama is a collection of spiritual insights and enlightening stories about the journey of self-discovery. Written as a personal journal, Shiva (Tony Chester) recounts his early encounters with his teacher Rama, Dr. Frederick Lenz. Through a series of interactions along the years, Shiva learns about spirituality, power, transitions, transformation, and ultimately enlightenment. His stories are told with a humorous and bright heart. These stories provide many insights into the life a modern American Mystic and the relationship with his Teacher. The book serves as a beginning for the reader's exploration of his or her own life and as a treasury of thoughtful and insightful adventures.

About Shiva - For more than 35 years, Shiva (Tony Chester) has been teaching meditation, self-discovery, and spirituality. As described by his students, "Shiva is a powerful American Mystic who consciously transmits enlightened energy in his seminars, retreats and pilgrimages, and personal interactions. His approach is eclectic and draws from various religions and philosophies. Shiva intermingles the mysteries of the ancient traditions with out modern lifestyles - often in a humorous way."

“I really enjoyed reading the Fast Path. It was an ‘easy read,’ easy to follow. I was inspired to discover how a ‘real’ person can have extraordinary mystical experiences on a regular basis. I have used this book to strengthen my own meditation practice and will be referring back to it!" --- Elizabeth

“This is an excellent book about meditation, spiritual growth, and beyond… It’s been a long time since a book gave such of joy while reading it. I highly recommend it.” --- Alex

Written from an eye witness perspective, Overcoming Addictions by Roger Cantu, contains several insightful and triumphant stories of normal people who have been able to regained control over their life through the practice of meditation. The book includes all the meditation techniques needed to overcome addictions and compulsions.

"Through the practice of meditation, you learn to create new realities and manifest them in your life." RC This book will give you the tools you need to change your old self and become someone new.

Fiction Books

By Best-Selling and Award Winning Author, Carlos H. Cantu.

Xibalbá – the jungle – is a pristine den for animals large and small. From the cockpit of an old Curtiss Robin, its pilot wonders of the beauty and dangers below… Consumed by greed a wealthy German pilot, his lustful wife, a crew of misfit pilots, and a posse of gum-harvesting natives, invade the jungle looking for the treasures therein, but unfailingly stumble onto a collective frenzy that binds them to the roots of its forest, preventing their escape before their time is due. These men are fugitives running away from a conscience that chases them – seeking retribution for their transgressions. They start from points nearby and remote to come to Xibalbá because, once there, they know. Xibalbá offers atonement. They can be absolved of their remorse... their guilt. But to do this, they must journey into the treacherous land of the ancient Mayan jungle, known as Xibalbá.

By Best-Selling and Award Winning Author, Carlos H. Cantu.  

In Reds, The St. Patrick's Battalion, the author weaves the story of a family that migrates from Ireland to colonize Texas, at the time when American settlers fought to secede from the Mexican Federation to become a nation that ultimately joins the Unites States, event that kindles the war against Mexico.

Carlos H. Cantu offers us in a superb novel, the saga that involves a battalion of soldiers -mostly Irishmen- who fought with the Mexican troops against the American invaders, shedding light on historical myths such as the legend of the Alamo, and on the reasons why Mexico, in losing the war, lost half its territory to the United States. 

Children's Books

By Melody Templeton

Suzie is Padma's pet lizard and her best friend. They love to play outside together. But when Padma and her family move to Michigan, the two friends find out that lizards aren't made for the cold. Is Suzie going to have to stay inside her tank ALL winter? Or can Padma find a way to help her best friend?  This heartwarming story is destined to become a classic tale for children of all ages. Beautifully written and illustrated. 

Books in Spanish

By Best-Selling and Award Winning Author, Carlos H. Cantu.

Valentía, heroicidad y audacia, convierten esta narración en una novela capaz de satisfacer plenamente a los amantes de la acción y aventura. Estas cualidades conducen a Los Demonios Voladores a la Primera Guerra Mundial, los unen para integrar un Circo Aéreo y, finalmente, a volar como mercenarios para Pancho Villa. Encontrando su causa noble, convierten cinco aviones obsoletos en aeronaves capaces de realizar memorables hazañas. Implacable, la muerte se lleva a cinco de ellos, y sólo sobrevive Frank, para disputarle honor y gloria a Antonio, un aviador mexicano, y el amor de la hermosa Florentina. La pugna romántica no se resuelve hasta la última página del libro que, además, traza un vigoroso y veraz retrato del legendario Pancho Villa. 

By Best-Selling and Award Winning Author, Carlos H. Cantu.

El estilo evocador de esta compilación de relatos y cuentos se gestó espontáneamente como la forma narrativa apropiada, y si en algunas crónicas aparento ser el protagonista es porque forman parte de añoranzas similares propias. Recrear éstas me provocó tal placer que mantuvo en mis labios una sonrisa asidua durante el tiempo que trabajé en ellas. Sólo deseo que, en quien las lea con anhelo de revivir en su memoria el México de aquellos tiempos, estimule el mismo efecto. Que engendre y promueva en los espíritus el antojo de recrear ese México que gocé viviéndolo en mis años de niñez y juventud. Este libro puede leerse como venga en gana: de principio a fin, o bien saltando de un texto a otro. Si algún tema atrae de manera especial, como Aventuras o Relaciones Familiares, léase primero, y regrese a estas páginas con la frecuencia con que se visita a un fiel amigo, ya que en ellas se encontrará lo mismo que brinda una buena amistad: solaz y esparcimiento. Y, como dice mi compadre Menecio, deseándote lo más mejor, hermano lector, espero que estos relatos te complazcan tanto como a mí me satisfizo escribirlos para tí, que conociste este México y lo añoras, pero principalmente para que lo conozcas y lo entrañes tú, que no tuviste el privilegio de gozarlo.

By Best-Selling and Award Winning Author, Carlos H. Cantu.

La Nao de China: Novela Juvenil de Ciencia Ficcion y Aventura. Synopsis: Será el sereno, pero mientras sigas leyendo historias de piratas y tesoros ocultos, en vez de estudiar para los exámenes, seguirás siendo un chachito, y perendengue, además! La hermosa Selina reprende al fantasioso Mateo por pasarse la vida imaginando que algún día desenterrará el tesoro de algún pirata. Piratas en pleno siglo XXI? Talegas de oro sumergidas en el mar? A Mateo todo le parece posible. Por eso cuando el científico chino Jiang Chi le sugiere que utilizando la tecnología electro-magnética existe la posibilidad de viajar en el tiempo para remontarse a la época de los corsarios, él acepta tal probabilidad y así se inicia en una aventura que ni su calenturienta imaginación habría concebido. Capitanes de la Nao de China, soldados españoles del siglo XVII, el fuerte San Diego de Acapulco recién construido, cofres repletos de oro hundidos en la Bahía de Puerto Marqués, todo lo inimaginable se hace de pronto una realidad que embarca a los jóvenes protagonistas en frenéticas correrías que los enfrentan con mil peligros y temerarias aventuras que mantienen al lector en suspenso hasta la última página de sus emocionantes andanzas.

About Mystic Buddha Publishing House

Our Mission

Spiritual adventures, inspirational stories, and the pursuit of an uncommonly fine life, are some of the ways to describe the books published by Mystic Buddha. Our goal is present our readers with uplifting stories that inspire happiness and self-discovery.

Owner and Founder

Roger Cantu has more than 25 years of experience in publishing industry. His experience includes working for some of the largest publishers in the world including Harcourt, Reed Elsevier, and Pearson. He has a BA in English from the University of Texas in Arlington, BA in Psychology from Chapman University, and technical degree in Computer Systems and Programming from CLC Los Angeles.

In Memory of my father, Carlos H. Cantu, Best-Selling and Award Winning Author 

Mystic-Buddha is registered as a Limited Liability Company in the State of Texas. 

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Mystic Buddha Publishing House is located in San Antonio, Texas. You can reach us at or 210-693-8361. 

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