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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: 55)
Jan. 9, 2017 · 00:17:20
In this talk, Reggie discusses how the Meditating with the Body practices help us open to the wisdom of emotions. Emotions, like those associated with depression, can challenge our thinking, illuminate what is false, and invite us into a profound journey of individuation. This talk was given at the April 2006 Meditating with the Body […]
Jan. 3, 2017 · 00:16:01
Here, Reggie shows how depression can be a powerful force of transformation. He says that when we let go of thoughts and judgments, and take the energy of depression as an object of mindfulness, it can liberate us from the reference points that cause us to suffer. These selections are from the 2008 Winter Dathün […]
Dec. 27, 2016 · 00:17:29
Reggie begins the third part of this talk on maitri, by describing how Chogyam Trungpa made room for his students’ meltdowns. He says that we ourselves develop this capacity when we practice loving-kindness from an embodied space of emptiness. This talk was given at the 2016 The Body Loves retreat held at the Blazing Mountain […]
Dec. 20, 2016 · 00:18:48
In part two of this talk on loving-kindness, Reggie discusses the second and third aspects of maitri practice: meeting our meltdowns with gentleness, and welcoming the damaged aspects of ourselves with love. This talk was given at the 2016 The Body Loves retreat held at the Blazing Mountain Retreat Center in Crestone, CO. Caroline Pfohl […]
Dec. 13, 2016 · 00:13:06
At the beginning of this talk, Reggie says that maitri is a practice in which we make room for all of the things that go on for us that we typically think are unacceptable. By developing an attitude of loving-kindness toward ourselves, concepts fall away, and we realize that there is no “self” to judge. […]
Dec. 7, 2016 · 00:12:15
In the second part of this talk on the practice of bodhicitta shamatha and vipashayana, Reggie talks about how we experience the world when we see it through the eyes of the heart. It is a practice of knowing others from the standpoint of their experience. This talk was given at the 2011 Winter Dathün […]
Nov. 29, 2016 · 00:17:56
In this talk, Reggie discusses the mahamudra approach to working with the heart in meditation practice. He says that the space of the heart shows us how to open beyond the ways we habitually shut down to feelings, experiences, and people. This talk was given at the 2011 Winter Dathün retreat held at the Blazing […]
Nov. 22, 2016 · 00:15:20
Reggie begins the second part of this talk on open heartedness by saying that “the heart, in its own state of being, is the awakened state.” Through somatic meditation practice, we discover the enlightened qualities of the heart: vast, free, warm, responsive, and without judgment. This talk was given at the 2016 The Body Loves […]
Nov. 16, 2016 · 00:16:49
In working with the heart in our meditation practice, we may discover that we are not receptive to the feelings that arise in that space. In this talk, Reggie discusses the ways we defend against experiences of vulnerability when we judge uncomfortable feelings. This talk was given at the 2016 The Body Loves retreat held […]
Nov. 8, 2016 · 00:21:29
Organized religions have a history of denying the indigenous roots of human spirituality. In this talk, Reggie says that as meditators we are recovering a primordial connection with the land, our deep ancestors, and the vast community of all beings. This talk was given at the 2006 Winter Dathün retreat held in Crestone, CO. Our […]
Oct. 26, 2016 · 00:14:16
Here, Reggie points to the immensity of the space at the core of our being. He says that in the practicing lineage eternity is our guide—not books, philosophy, or intellect. It is through meditation that our ideas about reality fall away and we connect directly with the fire of the life force. This talk was […]
Oct. 18, 2016 · 00:22:42
In this talk, Reggie addresses Winter Dathün retreatants who are entering the third week of a month long meditation retreat. He encourages them to honor the practice of silence so as to more fully abide in the depths of being. This talk was given at the 2005 Winter Dathün retreat held in Crestone, CO. Our […]
Oct. 11, 2016 · 00:18:31
Here, Reggie offers an overview of the spiritual journey that unfolds in a month long Winter Dathün meditation retreat. He says that when we surrender to the practice forms of a Dathün, impulsiveness and distraction dissolve and we discover a vast inner world. This talk was given at the 2002 Winter Dathün retreat held in […]
Oct. 4, 2016 · 00:19:32
In meditation retreat we commit to a practice container that is designed to decrease distraction. In this talk, Reggie discusses the wisdom that awakens when we surrender to sacred forms: we relax, our minds settle, and we discover the river of our true life. This talk was given at the 2002 Winter Dathün retreat held […]
Sept. 27, 2016 · 00:14:23
This is Reggie’s opening talk to a cohort of meditators at the beginning of month-long meditation retreat. He explains that in retreat we enter a liminal space where conventional logic doesn’t apply. In letting go, we become sensitive to the suffering and magic of the world. This talk was given at the 2002 Winter Dathün […]
Sept. 21, 2016 · 00:18:53
In the second half of this talk on the importance of relating to the depths in meditation practice, Reggie explains how our relationship with the earth unlocks the reality of the unseen world. The Vajrayana journey is about becoming intimate with the reality we discover there. This talk was given at the 2010 Winter Dathün […]
Sept. 15, 2016 · 00:20:43
Vajrayana teachers show us how to drop into the depths of being. In this talk, Reggie talks about the feminine reality that we encounter when we descend into the space of the earth. Through the process of ego dissolution, we arrive at a blissful point of union with the pure love of our true mother. […]
Sept. 7, 2016 · 00:13:04
This is the third part of Reggie’s talk on the Vajrayana approach to the practice of shamatha and vipashyana. He explains how meditation teaches us to ignore what we think about our life and instead follow the sacred thread of relativity. It’s a very daring approach because we have no idea where the thread might […]
Aug. 30, 2016 · 00:12:36
In the second part of this talk on the practice of shamatha and vipashyana, Reggie says that the process of meditation allows us to connect with the vast, empty, boundless quality of awareness. This space compels us to drop preoccupations and connect with our lust for relative experience. This talk was given at the 2008 […]
Aug. 23, 2016 · 00:12:28
In this talk, Reggie discusses the two main aspects of the practice of meditation: shamatha and vipashyana. Through shamatha, we learn to step away from our thinking. Vipashyana is a discovery of how things actually are. This meditative process is the gateway to discovering the dynamic play of relative life. This talk was given at […]
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