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Vajra Assembly

July 8 - July 21

Led by Reggie Ray and Amy Stahl: Vajra Assembly is a two-week immersion retreat during which participants are introduced to the view, practice, and result of the vajrayana, according to the teachings of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Dr. Reginald Ray. Participants are introduced to the core vajrayana teachings, begin the preliminary practices (ngöndro), and have an opportunity to request transmission from Reggie into the Dharmasagara lineage.

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Vajrayana Training Intensive

July 22 - August 12

Led by Reggie Ray: Dharma Ocean tantrikas and sadhakas gather annually in the summer for this program to practice together and enjoy the deep nourishment of the Vajrasangha. Reggie joins the sangha each year to deliver a new cycle of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche’s Vajra Dharma as it is unfolding in the Dharma Ocean lineage.

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Deepening the Skill of Being

July 22 - July 29

Led by Caroline Pfohl: Acting as a meditation instructor and teacher are the essence of the bodhisattva way of life. It is much more than guidance in learning meditation. It involves mentorship, direct transmission of the dharma, and support with all aspects of the path. Above all else, it requires unconditional love.

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VTI Children’s Program

July 29 - August 11

Led by Leyna Roget Brabant: For families attending VTI, this program is for children (ages 2-10) to engage in yoga poses, music, songs, props and storytelling, and more as their parents or guardians attend meditations and talks.

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Meditating with the Body®

September 11, 2018 - February 17, 2019

Led by Gaia Mika and Laurel Miller. Created for meditators of all levels, this in-depth training focuses on a series of powerful body-based awareness practices drawn from Tibetan Yoga, with two residential retreats bridged by a five month, at-home curriculum. Registration is not yet open.

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Awakening the Body: The Way of Somatic Meditation

September 13 - November 21

Led by Reggie Ray: Somatic meditation reveals the joy, altruism, and creativity that reside at the core of our being. In this online course, Reggie introduces the path and practice of somatic meditation, through which we are shown a path of human transformation that is immediately applicable to our ordinary human lives.  Registration is not yet open.

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Sutrayana Study and Practice Intensive — Part Two: Mahayana

September 17 - November 27

Led by Neil McKinlay: The Sutrayana Practice and Study Intensive offers practitioners an opportunity to deepen their understanding and experience of the teachings of Reggie Ray and his teacher, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, as embodied in the Dharma Ocean lineage. This is the second part of a two-part course led by Dharma Ocean Senior Teacher Neil McKinlay. Registration is not yet open.

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The Boundless Heart and Loving the Self: The Somatic Practice of Bodhicitta

September 27 - December 5

Led by Reggie Ray and Caroline Pfohl: Here we enter the third yana, dedicated to awakening our hearts. Through the somatic practice of bodhicitta, we come to know the boundless and unconditioned state of ultimate bodhicitta, our natural state, our Buddha nature. This is the most fundamental love of our being, welling up within us, longing to be offered to the world. Registration is not yet open.

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Profound Treasury Retreat with Judy Lief

September 28 - October 7

Led by Judy Lief: This retreat is based studying Trungpa Rinpoche’s teachings on the three stages of the Tibetan Buddhist path (Hinayana, Mahayana, Vajrayana) with a focus on his three-volume work: “The Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma”. It will be an opportunity to explore these teachings within a similar context to that in which they were originally given: 3-month residential training programs called Vajradhatu Seminaries.

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Winter Meditation Intensive

December 16, 2018 - January 13, 2019

Led by Neil McKinlay and Norman Elizondo: This month-long meditation retreat is a powerful practice for engaging the journey of meditation more deeply and for transforming our everyday experience by sowing the seeds of awareness. Come for weekly segments or for the full month. Registration is not yet open.

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