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.
Oceania Practice Group (Australia, NZ & surrounding region)
Lizzie Fuller & Blair Murray
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Boston/Medford, MA, US
Rivka Simmons and Jeff Meyerhoff
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 email@example.com
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.
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 have a small Zoom group that meets Saturday mornings at 9am PST. We are doing the Bodhicitta practices of Boundless Heart part 1 in preparation for part 2 (Communion, Connection & Love).
All serious practitioners are welcome. For more information contact us at one of the following email addresses.
Heart bow, Bill & Pat
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!
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.
Emerald Beach, NSW, AU
Practice group – weekly meditations using Dharma Ocean recorded guided practices. Full day silent retreats using recorded practices. Contact Wendy at email@example.com or What’s App 61422507517
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 !
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
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 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 – Meditation and discussion open to anyone who has attended at least one Dharma Ocean program. Meets every two weeks on Sunday. Sitting begins at 8:30am EST/EDT (UTC – 5/UTC – 4) and discussion begins at 9am EST (see a timezone converter here). Contact Melanie at email@example.com to be put on the email list.
* 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.
Abby Brammell, Dharma Ocean Meditation Instructor
D.C. & MARYLAND
Jenna Harrison, Dharma Ocean Meditation Instructor
Donald Stikeleather, Dharma Ocean Meditation Instructor & Chaplain
Dharma Ocean Indiana
Christy Smith, Dharma Ocean Meditation Instructor
Julie Farmer, Dharma Ocean Meditation Instructor
Tanya Riley, Dharma Ocean Meditation Instructor
Linn Lillsunde, Dharma Ocean Meditation Instructor
Petrina Yeoh and Jon Young