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Sutrayana Study and Practice Intensive — Part One: Hinayana

February 27 - May 9

Led by Neil McKinlay: Dharma Ocean’s Sutrayana Study and Practice Intensive is an online offering where practitioners can deepen their understanding and experience of the lineage embodied by Reggie Ray and his teacher, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. This is the first part of a two-part course. Registration is now closed.

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The Somatic Practice of Pure Awareness: The Tantric Style of Embodied Meditation

March 16 - May 25

Led by Reggie Ray: This online program centers around the somatic practice of pure awareness. This is the simplest and also the most advanced teaching–the essence–of the Tibetan tantric tradition. Pure Awareness, also called the awakened state or the Buddha mind, is our most fundamental nature, a part of ourselves that is neither born nor dies and underlies all of the experiences of our human life.

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The Body Loves: Somatic Practices for Developing Bodhicitta

March 25 - April 2

Led by Caroline Pfohl: In this program, we will explore the tantric bodhicitta tradition by entering into the utter depth of our own Soma. There, in a unique way, we can connect with this love, release it into our lives, and identify with it as the sole purpose of our life.

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Somatic Meditation: The Journey Home

June 8 - June 15

Led by Neil McKinlay: Meditation is a coming home. Through the simple practice of being in one’s body, developing a sense of familiarity with and fidelity to immediate experience, we reconnect with the life we are living and the person we are. Under the guidance of Senior Teacher Neil McKinlay, this week-long retreat will explore the foundational methods of somatic meditation offered by the Dharma Ocean lineage.

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Vajra Assembly

July 9 - July 22

Led by Reggie Ray and David Iozzi: 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 into the Dharmasagara lineage.

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Vajrayana Training Intensive

July 23 - August 13

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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MI Bodhisattva Training

July 23 - July 30

Led by Caroline Pfohl: Acting as a Meditation Instructor is 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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Meditating with the Body®

September 5, 2017 - February 18, 2018

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.

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Sutrayana Study and Practice Intensive — Part Two: Mahayana

September 18 - November 28

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.

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