Reggie Ray: Buddhism, Trauma, and Healing

The CIIS Public Programs podcast presents a talk by Reggie recorded at the Nondual Conference at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco on March 4, 2016. The topic is how trauma can be an opportunity for spiritual growth.

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Episode 133: The Indian Siddhas – Part II

Today we listen to the second part of Reggie’s talk on the mahasiddhas of ancient India. The spiritual journey of the siddha Naropa, he says, demonstrates the inherent risk associated with the practice of Buddhist tantra: the grittiness of reality challenges our most cherished ideas about spiritual attainment and invites us to meet the outrageous and […]

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Episode 129: Trauma and Pain

In the lineage of Chogyam Trungpa, we commit to all the manifestations of life through intensive meditation practice. In this talk, Reggie acknowledges that such a commitment is often quite challenging because somatic meditation practice brings us into direct relationship with our traumas and pain. It’s a warrior’s path. The fruition of which is a capacity to meet the full depth […]

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Episode 128: Being Genuine – Part II

This is the second part of the talk we began listening to last week on the importance of authenticity when teaching the dharma. Reggie reflects on lessons learned from his teacher, Chogyam Trungpa. Genuineness, he says, is an expression of one’s fundamental non-existence. This talk was given at the 2012 Winter Dathun retreat held in Crestone, CO. http://media.blubrry.com/dharma_ocean/p/s3.amazonaws.com/DOPodcast/Pcast-128-Being-Genuine-Part-II.mp3Podcast: Play in new window […]

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Free Live Stream with Reggie Ray on August 27

We are beginning to broadcast teaching and practice sessions with Reggie Ray and our other senior teachers on our website. If you’re not already on our mailing list, click here to sign up to receive updates on upcoming online events, residential retreats and teachings. Join us on August 27 at 6:30 p.m. (MDT) for a […]

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Now Available: “The Training and the Path” – by Reggie Ray

Reggie recently completed The Training and the Path a 41 page document outlining the Dharma Ocean training path. In it he explains, “In the approach of this lineage, the unfolding of the human person through the many stages of life, and his or her spiritual development, are not two separate things; they are one and […]

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What is Somatic Meditation? – by Reggie Ray

Reggie recently wrote a piece titled “What is Somatic Meditation?” In it he remarks “In contrast to conventional approaches that emphasize entry through the intentional thinking of the conscious mind and following conceptual instruction templates, Somatic Meditation develops a meditative consciousness that is accessed through the feelings, sensations, somatic intuition, and felt sense of the […]

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