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The Boundless Heart and Loving the Self: The Somatic Practice of Bodhicitta

February 8 - May 9

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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Sutrayana Study and Practice Intensive – Part I: The Foundation Yana

February 26 - May 8

Led by Neil McKinlay: The Sutrayana Study and Practice Intensive – Part I: The Foundation Yana 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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The Body Loves: Somatic Practices for Developing Bodhicitta

March 24 - April 1

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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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 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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