Dharma OceanAuthor: Reggie Ray
21 Sep 2018

Dharma Ocean

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    Episode 231: Heart of Awakening – Part I

    In the first part of this talk on the experience of bodhicitta as related to trauma, Reggie tells the story of how the Buddha’s experience unfolded on the night of his enlightenment, and describes his ultimate realization of Life in its totality. This excerpt is from a talk given in Awakening the Heart: A Somatic […]

  • Posted on 14 Sep 2018

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    Episode 230: A Living Lineage

    As a scholar of the history of religions, Reggie has a unique perspective on the way spirituality becomes codified by religious institutions. In this talk, he describes the historical development of orthodox structures in conventional Buddhism and discusses how the tradition is evolving as a living force in the modern world. This talk is excerpted […]

  • Posted on 04 Sep 2018

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    Episode 229: Esoteric Tradition of the Body

    Reggie comments on the tradition of Vajrayana meditation that he was trained in by his teacher, Chögyam Trungpa. He says that, even though the teachings of the practicing lineage are widely offered, few people choose to make the full tantric journey. This talk is excerpted from Reggie’s upcoming online course called Awakening the Body: The […]

  • Posted on 01 Sep 2018

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    Episode 228: Karma and the Body – Part II

    In the second part of this talk on karma and the body, Reggie describes how the ego freezes the natural flow of experience in the body through physical tensing. This tension is stored in our cells as condensed karma. This excerpt is taken from Meditating with the Body, a 5-month training program that includes two […]

  • Posted on 24 Aug 2018

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    Episode 227: Karma and the Body – Part I

    In this talk, Reggie describes how traditional Buddhist teachings on karma relate to the process of liberation that unfolds in somatic meditation. The wisdom of the body, he says, leads us back to the natural state. This excerpt is taken from Meditating with the Body, a 5-month training program that includes two residential retreats and […]

  • Posted on 20 Aug 2018

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