The Somatic Practice of Pure Awareness

In-depth training in somatic meditation

The 10 week course includes:

  • Curriculum video teachings and audio guided meditations released every Tuesday
  • Weekly Zoom gatherings with Dr. Reggie Ray and Caroline Pfohl
  • Study questions and recommended readings from Reggie’s book The Practice of Pure Awareness
  • Curriculum audio downloads

For the course description, please visit the course invitation page.


This is the second in a series of five online courses that offer experiential training in the core somatic teachings and practices of the Dharma Ocean lineage.

In order to take The Somatic Practice of Pure Awareness online course, it will be important for you to have good familiarity with the core somatic practices of this lineage. That familiarity can best be gained by:

  1. by having taken the first course in the series, Awakening the Body;
  2. having attended the Meditating with the Body five month program; or
  3. having attended an in person program such as the Winter Meditation Intensive where those practices are taught.

If you have not done any of these, it is still possible to enroll in this program in two additional ways:

  • Read Reggie’s book The Awakening Body, which introduces the six core practices and provides a free download of the guided practices. The book is available here through Shambhala Publications. You should do each of the core practices enough so that you feel thoroughly familiar with them.
  • Engage the practices as taught in Reggie’s audio program Your Breathing Body Volume I, which is available here at Sounds True. Again, do each guided practice enough times so you feel thoroughly familiar with it.

Scholarship Information

If you currently have financial hardship and find the cost of this program prohibitive, prior to registering, please email us at for a financial assistance application.

Checkout Process

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Course Curriculum

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