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Dharma Ocean
By Reggie Ray
About this podcast
Dharma Ocean presents compelling talks by Reggie Ray, a unique and dynamic teacher in the lineage of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Reggie has a special gift for applying the ancient wisdom of Tibetan Buddhism to the unique problems, inspirations, and spiritual imperatives of modern people. As spiritual director of the Dharma Ocean Foundation, Reggie mentors a worldwide community of practitioners committed to meditation as a path of discovering wakefulness in everyday life. His teaching is marked by humor, insight, and an absolute trust in the relevance of meditation to all aspects of human experience: our relationships and jobs, our dreams and heartbreaks, our fears and aspirations.To find out more about teachings, retreats, community life, and our extensive selection of audio resources for beginner and advanced meditators please visit www.dharmaocean.org.
Episodes (Total: 10)
yesterday · 00:14:14
Reggie offered this talk at the midway point in a month-long winter meditation retreat. He reminds the practitioners that meditation practice allows us to bring the living water of human spirituality into the dry desert of this suffering world. This talk was given at the 2002 Winter Dathün retreat held in the rocky mountains of Colorado. To register for the upcoming Winter Meditation Intensive, please visit our program calendar.
Nov. 4, 2017 · 00:14:35
In this episode, Reggie asks us to relinquish Western conceptions of the body. He offers the view of the Vajrayana yogic tradition, in which the body is understood as not solid, but rather as an energetic expression of awareness. This talk was given at the 2003 Winter Dathün retreat held in the rocky mountains of Colorado. To register for the upcoming Winter Meditation Intensive, please visit our program calendar.
Oct. 19, 2017
Here, Reggie says that mind states are like rainbows, they are apparent, but empty. True freedom is discovered when we stop trying to pin things down. To demonstrate this, Reggie offers an account of how it was impossible to pin Chögyam Trungpa down. This talk was given at the 2004 Winter Dathün retreat held in the rocky mountains of Colorado. To register for the upcoming Winter Dathün retreat, please visit our program calendar.
Oct. 8, 2017
In this talk, Reggie reflects on the liberating experience that occurred in the space of a Dathün retreat after an embodied connection was established with the local ancestors and indigenous spirits of the natural world. This talk was given at the 2006 Winter Dathün retreat held in Crestone, CO. To register for the upcoming Winter Dathün retreat, please visit our program calendar.
Sept. 29, 2017
In this episode, we listen to an excerpt from the opening talk of the first audio program Reggie recorded with Sounds True in 2003. He says that meditation helps us cut through the busyness and distractions of the modern world so that we can connect with our true life. This excerpt is from a talk given in Meditating with the Body: Six Tibetan Buddhist Meditations for Touching Enlightenment with the Body, an intensive training audio course produced by Sounds True. It is available for download in the Dharma Ocean online store.    
Sept. 19, 2017
In the final part of this talk on Buddhism in the modern world, Reggie discusses the flowering of the three jewels: the Buddha as the lineage of emptiness; the Dharma as the profound teachings on meditation; and the sangha as the community of people who are at home in the loneliness, warmth, and craziness of the journey. This talk was given at the August 2009 Dhyanasangha weekend retreat held in Boulder, CO. To find out more about upcoming retreats, please visit our program calendar.
Sept. 13, 2017 · 00:13:00
Here, Reggie asks: what makes meditation unique when compared to other approaches to health, well-being, exploration, and discovery? He says that it is the direct experience of emptiness found in the practice of completely letting go. This talk was given at the August 2009 Dhyanasangha weekend retreat held in Boulder, CO. To find out more about upcoming retreats, please visit our program calendar.
Sept. 6, 2017 · 00:18:43
In the first part of this talk on modern spirituality, Reggie says that organized religion is not the legacy of the Buddha, nor is the narcissistic materialism that underlies many individualistic approaches to meditation in global culture right now. This talk was given at the August 2009 Dhyanasangha weekend retreat held in Boulder, CO. To find out more about upcoming retreats, please visit our program calendar.
Aug. 30, 2017 · 00:15:23
In this talk, Reggie discusses the destabilizing process of somatic meditation. Practice, he says, opens space in our state of being that gives rise to surprising and unexpected experiences. This talk was given in April 2005 at the Meditating with the Body Retreat held in Crestone, CO. To register for the upcoming Meditating with the Body retreat, please visit our program calendar.
Aug. 25, 2017 · 00:11:34
In the second part of this talk on the journey of meditation, Reggie says that it is important to not hang on to anything in our practice. Integrity in meditation is opening to what is, not chasing daylight, and letting go of what we think. This talk was given in April 2005 at the Meditating with the Body Retreat held in Crestone, CO. To register for the upcoming Meditating with the Body retreat, please visit our program calendar.
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