Originally published on psychreg.org

This is an excerpt from a 2016 talk at the Blazing Mountain Retreat Center by Dr Reggie Ray. Dr Reginald ‘Reggie’ Ray is the Director of the Dharma Ocean Foundation, dedicated to the evolution and flowering of the somatic teachings of the Practicing Lineage of Tibetan Buddhism.

One of the primary forces preventing us from living our lives fully is the fact that, in reality, we have a multitude of ‘prisoners’ we have within us. Within us are a multitude of beings, perhaps one being for every second of our life. Each second of our life…


Originally published on www.allpeers.com

Adapted from The Awakening Body: Somatic Meditation for Discovering Our Deepest Life by Dr. Reggie Ray, available from Shambhala Publications.

Dr. Reginald “Reggie” Ray is the Director of the Dharma Ocean Foundation, dedicated to the evolution and flowering of the somatic teachings of the Practicing Lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. He teaches in the lineage of Chögyam Trungpa, Rinpoche. The author of many books, audio courses, and online series, Reggie’s work and teachings draw from his background as a Buddhist scholar and practitioner. With a Ph.D. in the History of Religions from the Divinity School of the…


Originally published on sundial.csun.edu

This is excerpted from a talk, The Politics of Ultimate Identity in Vajrayana Meditation, by Dr. Reggie Ray, Spiritual Director of the Dharma Ocean Foundation, March 23, 2021, given at the Blazing Mountain Retreat Center in Crestone, CO. Dr. Ray is the author of The Practice of Pure Awareness, available from Shambhala Publications.

In the world today, we have a lot of problems. We have the ecological situation, the degradation of the environment we’ve lived in for six million years, as our species evolved. …


Dr. Reginald “Reggie” Ray — the Director of the Dharma Ocean Foundation.

The possession of a coherent and meaningful identity has been an essential aspect of being human for as far back as we can see. In the past, identity has been given by place, the web of human relationships, meaningful work, religion, and community. However, over the past two centuries, most of these traditional “givens” have collapsed, leading to a modern crisis of identity. Now, many of us no longer know who we are or what our lives are for. And yet, in the midst of a changing and collapsing world, we humans need a safe and secure sense of who…


Originally published on influencive.com

Over the last 15 years, Dr. Reggie Ray, Spiritual Director of the Dharma Ocean Foundation, has developed a unique system of practices and teachings called Meditating with the Body. This is an excerpt from a podcast on meditation and the particular role of the body in meditation. He also explores how, in the Vajrayana tradition of Buddhism, the body is understood as the gateway through which the entire universe is discovered. To listen to the entire podcast, click here. …


Over the last 15 years, Dr. Reggie Ray, Spiritual Director of the Dharma Ocean Foundation, has developed a unique system of practices and teachings called Meditating with the Body. This is an excerpt from a podcast on meditation and the particular role of the body in meditation. He also explores how, in the Vajrayana tradition of Buddhism, the body is understood as the gateway through which the entire universe is discovered. to find a variety of audio listening guides to assist you on your spiritual journey, please visit www.dharmaocean.org/online-courses-3/.

When we are meditating, our goal is not to attain a…

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Dharma Ocean is a global educational foundation in the lineage of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, focusing on somatic meditation.

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