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Reality on the Body’s Terms

April 26 - April 28

Led by Jake La Botz: This residential weekend retreat, suitable for all level of meditators, will focus on foundational teachings of the Dharma Ocean Lineage: the six core somatic practices as outlined in Reggie Ray’s book “The Awakening Body”.

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Meditating with the Body (California)

May 19 - May 24

Led by Caroline Pfohl and Manuela Mischke-Reeds. 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. This retreat is held at the 1440 Multiversity.

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Somatic Meditation: The Journey Home

June 6 - June 13

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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Radiant Soma: Parts I and II

June 12 - June 27

Led by Reggie Ray and Caroline Pfohl: Radiant Soma is a two-part meditation programme that will allow practitioners of all levels of experience to explore the view and practices of the Dharma Ocean lineage, and, in doing so, deepen their relationship with the luminosity and boundless space of their own true nature.

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Deep Silence: A Journey Into Stillness

June 22 - June 30

Led by Bryn Rees and Eva Freeman. In this retreat, we will delve into Dharma Ocean’s somatic practices and the Practice of Pure Awareness—the simple practice of sitting meditation—to bring ourselves into our full human experience. We will practice mostly in stillness, in silence, and in the discipline of our seated posture. By holding ourselves there, we will be guided gently to the root of our awareness.

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Vajra Assembly

July 25 - August 11

Led by Jessica Daniel and Tina LaGreca: 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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Sutrayana Study and Practice Intensive — Part Two: Mahayana

August 26 - November 5

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; part one is required to take part two.

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Meditating with the Body®

September 10, 2019 - February 16, 2020

Led by Gaia Mika and Jeff Gonzalez. 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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The Boundless Heart and Loving the Self: The Somatic Practice of Bodhicitta

September 19 - December 4

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.

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Awakening the Body: The Way of Somatic Meditation

October 3 - December 19

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. 

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Winter Meditation Intensive

December 15, 2019 - January 12, 2020

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.

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