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

April 19 - June 27

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 of the Tibetan tantric tradition. Pure Awareness is our most fundamental nature, a part of ourselves that is neither born nor dies and underlies all of the experiences of life.

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Somatic Meditation: The Journey Home

June 7 - June 14

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 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 11

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 and Teacher Training

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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True Perception: Vajrayana Practice of the Arts

July 29 - August 4

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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