This page contains:
- An area for posting groups you would like to organize
- An area to view developing groups
- Listing of practice groups using Zoom video calls
- An independent newsletter announcing events in the EU
- A map and list of existing practice groups
Dharma Ocean is a community of meditators around the world, following the path of embodied spirituality. Dharma Ocean is a non-monastic, householder-based lineage, a community of householder yogins and yoginis, who prioritize the practice of somatic meditation in their lives.
Although we are an inspired and vibrant community, and although there is a deep caring for one another, Dharma Ocean is not an organized religion. We are a large and diffuse community without any definite boundaries, but one linked by a common love of life and the somatic practices that open us to it.
A network of practice groups throughout the world provide opportunities to study the teachings and practices of the Dharma Ocean lineage with others. Within the Dharma Ocean practice community, some practice groups are led by Dharma Ocean teachers, who are authorized to teach and create specific curricula and retreats for their groups. Some groups are formed by Dharma Ocean meditation instructors who are authorized to lead guided meditations and offer mentorship. Other groups are created by inspired students who coordinate regular practice sessions by playing Reggie and Caroline’s teachings and guided meditations.
Self-Organize a Group and Find Others Who Share Your Interest
If you have an interest in connecting with other sangha members in order to practice and engage with others who share the same interest you can fill out the form to the right (below on mobile) and we will post it on this page of the website. Any interested sangha members can then contact you however you would like to be contacted.
For example, you may want to self organize a dharma art group over zoom, or a group of practitioners who are working with addiction, or you may want to find others you can practice with in person in your region.
This is not a place to advertise things you do on your own, but it is a place to seek sangha siblings who might want to join with you around some shared affinity.
Please check for an existing practice groups below before requesting that we post on your behalf.
If there is a group you would like to be a part of listed below, please contact the group organizer with your enquiries.
Groups in the process of organizing will be listed here. See existing practice groups on the page below.
Ann Arbor, MI, US
I’m starting a practice group in the Ann Arbor area. We will be listening to recordings of Reggie and Caroline. I have a couple meeting places in mind in Ann Arbor, depending on the group size. No specific day or time for meetings has been set – please contact me via email to inquire. This group is open to anyone interested.
Minneapolis, Minnesota, US
I am interested in communication, connection and practicing with any Dharma Ocean students in the Twin Cities area. Location and schedule TBD.
The best way to contact me is via email. Hope to hear from you soon!
Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, US
I am interested in two things:
First, simply finding other sangha members in the Philadelphia area who would be interested in listening to talks and sitting together.
Second, if there are local sangha members or other interested folks who are runners and interested in discussions about integrating practice and running, I would love to have them be in touch.
People can reach me at 484-553-6631 or email@example.com.
Rivka Simmons and Jeff Meyerhoff
Boston/Medford, MA, US
Boston area Dharma Ocean Sangha forming!
Where: a beautiful meditation space in Medford, (right near Tufts University, Davis Sq, Somerville. A few blocks off 93.)
What: A Sangha of Dharma Ocean folks who want to practice together regularly.
When: TBA based on people’s schedules. Most likely weekends.
Prerequisites: Having taken a Dharma Ocean course or are engaged with the Dharma Ocean teachings and practices.
Contact: Rivka Simmons and Jeff Meyerhoff at 339-225-0083 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Bonita Springs, FL, US
I would like to form a local sangha of Dharma Ocean students in the Southwest Florida area to meet regularly to listen to Reggie and Caroline’s recorded teachings, to meditate with their recorded guided practices, and to engage in dharma discussion and fellowship. If you are interested, please contact me by email.
Palatine, IL, US
I am a fairly new (about 4 months) student of Chögyam Trungpa’s teachings, and now Reggie’s. I would like to invite those of you in driving proximity to join me here in Palatine, IL for a weekly gathering to listen to teachings and meditate. Perhaps a few hours each wednesday night from 7-8:30 or 9pm.
Please sign up if you’re able to come. Thank you!! Can’t wait to meet all of you!
Eugene, OR, US
Pat & I invite you to join us to engage, via Zoom, Reggie’s audio teachings & practices: Somatic Descent – Experiencing the Ultimate Intelligence of the Body.
Beginning on May 26th, we will meet every Sunday at 9am PST until the start of the Sutrayana Part 2: The Mahayana.
Heart bow, Bill & Pat
Oakland, CA, US
We are a somatic meditation group who loves to sit together and share Dharma Ocean’s practices. Any participant may suggest a specific practice for a week.
We meet at a private residence in Oakland (near McArthur BART station) on Wednesdays at 6:30 – 7:15 pm.
Please contact Minna for further information.
Santa Barbara, CA, US
We are a small group of Dharma Ocean sangha members who offer weekly somatic meditations with Dharma Ocean guided meditations and recordings.
We meet every Tuesday morning from 7-9 a.m. in Santa Barbara. Contact us at email@example.com for more details and driving directions.
Windsor, ON, CA
I am interesting in connecting with sangha members in the Windsor area who are interested in meeting in-person for weekly practice sessions. This would involve playing recordings of Reggie or Caroline’s guided meditations.
The best way to contact me is via email.
Edmonton, Alberta, CA
I have a history of meditation within the Shambhala community and have recently moved to Alberta. I have followed Reggie Ray for a few years and found the Awakening the Body meditations to be refreshing and profound. I would love to connect with like-minded individuals who live in the Edmonton area.
Montréal, Québec, CA
Mon nom est Monique et je suis francophone.
J’habite Montréal, et j’aimerais fonder un petit groupe de pratiquants Dharma Ocean francophones de Montréal (ou des alentours).
Nous pourrions 1) faire des zoom calls en ligne pour pratiquer ensemble, puis ensuite discuter (en français) de notre pratique (reliée à un cours ou non), ou même 2) organiser des rencontres occasionnelles en personne dans un petit café ou un salon de thé de Montréal.
Si vous êtes intéressé/e, vous pouvez me contacter à cette adresse: «firstname.lastname@example.org», en me disant votre préférence (option # 1 ou # 2, ou les 2 !) Je dresserai une liste d’envoi, et je vous contacterai.
Au plaisir !
Victoria, BC, CA
Teacher: Neil McKinlay
Details: We are a practice group meeting weekly in the Westshore area of Greater Victoria. Evenings include dharma talks, Somatic practices, and discussions. We are especially fortunate to have Neil McKinlay join us monthly for teaching and guidance. Anyone interested in Somatic meditation is welcome, regardless of experience.
Some of us also meet on Saturday mornings to explore practices and teachings from various traditions including Dharma Ocean.
Ocean Shores, NSW, Australia
Dharma Ocean Byron Bay Practice Group (Ocean Shores)
This recently formed sangha meet weekly, alternating Monday and Tuesday evenings, in Ocean Shores, from 7pm-9pm. We begin with a 1hour of practice (recorded guided meditation and silent sitting), followed by practice-based sharing, and are starting with the “Awakening the Body” practices. This group is open to people who have engaged with Dharma Ocean teachings and practices through either DO retreats, online trainings or audio CDs. Please feel free to contact me if you are considering joining us.
Lizzie Fuller & Blair Murray
Oceania Practice Group (Australia, NZ & surrounding region)
Following the call from many for more opportunities for regular connection and practice with the ‘big sangha’ in this region, we will hold a fortnightly practice and discussion group over Zoom for those in Australia, New Zealand and the surrounding region.
This group is open to anyone who has participated in an online course or residential retreat offered by Dharma Ocean.
Time: 8:30am AEDT (Sydney) / 10:30am NZDT (Auckland) every second Sunday, beginning 17 March
To join the email list for this group, or if you have any questions or suggestions ahead of the first call, please email email@example.com
Emerald Beach, NSW, AU
Practice group – weekly meditations using Dharma Ocean recorded guided practices. Full day silent retreats using recorded practices. Contact Wendy at firstname.lastname@example.org or What’s App 61422507517
Deventer, Overijssel, NL
The Dutch practitioners, are in contact to help and support each other, and come together occasionally, to meditate and talk.
You want to join?
Send an email to : email@example.com
Nerea Keesee Rosano
If anyone in Moscow would like to practice together, I would love to form part of that group. My work has offered a space for us to use on the weekends at Beloruskaya. I can be contacted by email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone +7 977 164 83 23.
Looking for people in Berlin having experience with Reggie’s work interested In having weekly gatherings in my rooms. It would be nice to install a regular Sangha brunch in Berlin.
Graz, Styria, AT
We are three Dharma Ocean practitioners, all living in the city of Graz. We are practicing somatic meditation together on a regular weekly basis in various places in the larger area of Graz. If you are interested please get in contact with us and join us!
Wolverhampton, West Midlands, GB
I’m interested in setting up a zoom group initially (practice and discussion) for the Midlands of England, with a view to organising meetings in the future.
Dharma Ocean Dublin
We meet regularly in Dublin to practice together, listening to podcasts, talks and guided meditations.
Dharma Ocean Europe
For those in Europe, you can join an independent newsletter, not officially affiliated with Dharma Ocean, that will keep you up-to-date on events, programs, and other things happening inside of the European Union and other European countries.
Some practice groups have organized Zoom video calls as a way to connect and practice together. Information about these groups is listed below.
Information on Zoom video meetings for practice groups is listed here.
Trans-Atlantic zoom group
Contact and Moderator – Melanie (melanie @dharmaocean.org) (mobile 416-818-7409)
Occurs every second Sunday Morning at 8:30am Eastern Time for Practice, 9am Eastern Time for Discussion
Criterion for participating : Must have attended at least 1 Dharma Ocean on line or residential course/retreat
Seven-Limbed Bodhicitta Practice and Study Group
Contact and Moderator – Melanie (melanie @dharmaocean.org) (mobile 416-818-7409)
Occurs every second Sunday Morning at 9:30am Eastern Time for Practice, 10am Eastern Time for Discussion
Criterion for Participating: Must have successfully completed Sutrayana Foundation Yana and Sutrayana Mahayana
* Note: Although supported in many ways by the Dharma Ocean Foundation, all Dharma Ocean sanghas and practice groups are formed and run administratively and financially independent from the Dharma Ocean Foundation.
Existing Practice Groups
Listings are geographic region, then by Country, State/Province, and City. Please contact individual groups for meeting details including location.
Dharma Ocean Los Angeles
Abby Brammell, Dharma Ocean Meditation Instructor
We meet most Tuesdays 6pm to 8pm. For the latest info about schedule and location please visit our Facebook group.
Alice Reinheimer – Dharma Ocean Meditation Instructor
Dharma Ocean Denver
Ginger Kipp, Coordinator
D.C. & MARYLAND
Jenna Harrison, Dharma Ocean Meditation Instructor
Christy Smith, Dharma Ocean Meditation Instructor
Julie Farmer, Dharma Ocean Meditation Instructor
Dharma Ocean Austin
We meet most Fridays at the Austin Zen Center
Tanya Riley, Dharma Ocean Meditation Instructor
Dharma Ocean Paris
Linn Lillsunde, Dharma Ocean Meditation Instructor
Dharma Ocean Ireland
Dharma Ocean in Cumbria – UK
Dharma Ocean London
Devon and Cornwall Practice Group
Dharma Ocean West Sussex
Dharma Ocean Bristol
Jon Young, Laura Francis and Mariana Straton
Heidelberg Dharma Ocean Group
0049 157 58932885
0061 418 714 345
Usanee Nuchanong, Dharma Ocean Meditation Instructor
email@example.com, Sangha Vajrapanya at firstname.lastname@example.org
+ 66 (0) 81 985 44 03
Vichak Panich, Dharma Ocean Program Leader
We meet every Sunday at Vajrasiddha, 190/1 Pichai Road, Bangkok, Thailand