Today’s episode expands upon Reggie’s remarks from last week on the meaning of lineage. Here he suggests that a living lineage is not a fixed entity – it constantly gives birth to new life and unexpected situations. With examples from his own journey, Reggie shows how the lineage “can only be as deep and as vast as we are as people.” He explains, “The lineage is not a set of teachings, it’s not a person. The lineage is an open-ended unfolding – a deepening and expanding that we’re all invited into.” To practice in such a lineage we must learn to let go of our expectations through dedicated practice and ongoing mentoring. In this way, he says, the lineage is very intimate and human.
This talk was given at the 2011 Winter Dathun – a month-long retreat held at the Blazing Mountain Retreat Center in Crestone, Colorado. To download more of Reggie’s teachings and to explore a variety of audio listening guides to assist you on your spiritual journey please visit our store.