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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. This retreat is now closed.

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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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Wilderness-based Teen Mindfulness Retreat

July 2 @ 5:00 pm - July 8 @ 11:00 am

Teens ages 15 – 19 will have the opportunity to explore the natural area in addition to a regular schedule of events. Combining meditation with awareness of the outdoors, this retreat offers teens a life transforming experience in the serenity of nature. Offered through iBme.org.

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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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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

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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Winter Meditation Intensive

December 10, 2017 - January 7, 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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