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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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True Perception: Vajrayana Practice of the Arts

July 23 - July 30

Led by Caroline Pfohl: As artists and vajrayana practitioners we are vessels of the sign lineage. When we return to our empty and open nature, artistic disciplines become gateways for the manifestation of the sacred world. Daily vajrayana practice, experiential exercises, talks and discussion, as well as collective and individual creative practice will comprise our time together.

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VTI Children’s Program

July 30 - August 13

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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Awakening the Body: The Way of Somatic Meditation

August 31 - November 9

Led by Reggie Ray: In this online immersion, Reggie leads us in exploring the view and practice of somatic meditation and how it reveals the joy, altruism, and creativity that reside at the core of our being. Designed for beginning and advanced students alike, the training focuses on a series of powerful somatic meditation practices drawn from Tibetan and East Asian Buddhism and spiritual Taoism.

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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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Meditating with the Body®

September 19, 2017 - February 11, 2018

Led by Manuela Mischke-Reeds, MA, MFT 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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Profound Treasury Retreat with Judy Lief

October 3 - October 11

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 17, 2017 - January 14, 2018

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.

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Sutrayana Study and Practice Intensive — Part One: Hinayana

February 13, 2018 - May 8, 2018

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.

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