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Dharma Ocean

Summary: Dharma Ocean presents compelling talks by Reggie Ray, a unique and dynamic teacher in the lineage of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Reggie has a special gift for applying the ancient wisdom of Tibetan Buddhism to the unique problems, inspirations, and spiritual imperatives of modern people. As spiritual director of the Dharma Ocean Foundation, Reggie mentors a worldwide community of practitioners committed to meditation as a path of discovering wakefulness in everyday life. His teaching is marked by humor, insight, and an absolute trust in the relevance of meditation to all aspects of human experience: our relationships and jobs, our dreams and heartbreaks, our fears and aspirations.To find out more about teachings, retreats, community life, and our extensive selection of audio resources for beginner and advanced meditators please visit www.dharmaocean.org.

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 Episode 274: For the Welfare of All – Part II | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 15:44

In the second part of this talk on the training of a Bodhisattva, Reggie discusses the last five of the six paramitas: discipline, patience, exertion, meditation, and wisdom. Through examples, he shows how the truth of each paramita is not necessarily what we might think. This talk was given at the 2003 Winter Dathün retreat held in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. To explore more of Reggie's teachings and guided meditations, please visit www.dharmaocean.org

 Episode 273: For the Welfare of All – Part I | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 23:04

Today we listen to the first part of a talk Reggie offered at a Bodhisattva Vow ceremony. He says that the arising of tenderness and love in our hearts naturally inspires us to help sentient beings through taking the bodhisattva vow, cultivating bodhicitta, and training in the six paramitas. This talk was given at the 2003 Winter Dathün retreat held in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. To explore more of Reggie's teachings and guided meditations, please visit www.dharmaocean.org

 Episode 272: Clear Circle of Brightness | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 15:18

In this episode, Caroline discusses the somatic unfolding of the awakening heart. She says that the journey involves three concentric circles: an outer circle of enchantment, an inner circle that is like a ring of fire, and a third circle of complete freedom–the clear circle of brightness. This talk was given in 2016 at a course Caroline taught in Boulder, CO called In Love with Life. To find out about the upcoming Winter Meditation Intensive, please visit www.dharmaocean.org

 Episode 271: Loss of Reference Points | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 32:49

In this talk, Reggie speaks to the groundlessness that we experience when situations don’t fit into the known territory of ego. In such moments, strong feelings of anxiety, fear, and ambiguity might arise. Instead trying to secure territory, he encourages us to turn toward the feelings and open to the uncertainty. This talk was given in 2006 at the June Meditating with the Body retreat held in June in Crestone, CO. To find out about the upcoming Winter Meditation Intensive, please visit www.dharmaocean.org.

 Episode 270: Being with the Journey | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 20:22

In this talk, Reggie describes the moment when we check-out during experiences that are painful, unsettling, or disconcerting. He says such moments of intensity offer an opportunity to step through our fear and resistance, open to our feelings, and rest with the sacredness of the situation. This talk was given at the 2011 Winter Dathun retreat held at the Blazing Mountain Retreat Center in Crestone, CO. To find out about the upcoming Winter Meditation Intensive, please visit www.dharmaocean.org.

 Episode 269: Practice Dismantles | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 23:16

Here, Reggie points to the process that unfolds on the journey of somatic meditation: personal stories fall apart and we come to trust the intimacy, humor, openness, and love that emerges when our solid sense of self is dismantled.  This talk was given in 2009 at the September Meditating with the Body retreat held at the Blazing Mountain Retreat Center in Crestone, CO. To find out about the upcoming Winter Meditation Intensive, please visit www.dharmaocean.org

 Episode 268: Basic Space | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 12:34

In this talk, Caroline discusses the true nature of reality—the Dharmakaya—that we experience when we rest in the space of the lower belly in the practice of yin breathing. She says that this space is open, free, and not constrained by conditioned “parts.” This talk was given at the 2016 The Body Loves retreat held at the Blazing Mountain Retreat Center in Crestone, CO. To find out about the upcoming 10-week Awakening the Body online program, please visit www.dharmaocean.org

 Episode 267: Life Force – Part II | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 28:01

In the second part of this talk, Reggie asks: where does the Life Force come from? He says that the empty nothingness of space gives birth to the primordial isness and rabid passion we feel when we rest with the raw energy that emerges from the emptiness of being. This talk was given at the 2009 Winter Dathün retreat held at the Blazing Mountain Retreat Center in Crestone, CO. To find out about the upcoming 10-week Awakening the Body online program, please visit www.dharmaocean.org

 Episode 266: Life Force – Part I | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 17:21

Here, Reggie speaks to the utter power of the Life Force that courses through our body as pure unadulterated love. This force, he says, speaks the message of this lineage: to trust our uncompromising, wild, reckless, implacable lust for being alive. This talk was given at the 2009 Winter Dathün retreat held at the Blazing Mountain Retreat Center in Crestone, CO. To find out about the upcoming 10-week Awakening the Body online program, please visit dharmaocean.org.

 Episode 265: Journey of Individuation | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 19:08

In today’s episode, Reggie discusses the meditative journey of individuation. He acknowledges societal obstacles, such as institutional bureaucracies, that can undermine inspiration and waylay personal development. True freedom requires taking responsibility for our life and completely trusting the inner voice of our body. This talk was given in 2009 at the September Meditating with the […]

 Episode 264: Loving Presence | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 18:47

In today’s episode, Caroline asks a shrine hall of retreatants: what are we doing here? The answer: letting be. In this process, we discover the felt sense, or non-conceptual awareness of the body, which has distinct qualities: loving presence, attentiveness, attunement, responsiveness, and reliability. This talk was given at the 2014 Winter Dathün retreat held at Blazing Mountain Retreat Center in Crestone, Colorado. To find out about the upcoming online courses The Boundless Heart and Awakening the Body, please visit our program calendar at dharmaocean.org

 Episode 263: Sacred Mysteries | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 19:46

In this teaching, Reggie discusses the experience of pain as understood in the Vajrayana tradition of meditation. When we let go of judging and rejecting, moments of pain are experienced as sacred ornaments of tenderness that connect us to Life in all of its depth, power, and beauty. This talk was given at the 2011 Advanced Meditating with the Body retreat held at The Blazing Mountain Retreat Center in Crestone, CO. To find out about the annual Meditating with the Body residential retreat and upcoming online courses please visit www.dharmaocean.org

 Episode 262: Awakening Heart | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 12:23

In this talk, Caroline teaches on bodhicitta, the wakeful intelligence of the body that is concentrated in the heart. She says that the essence of bodhicitta is space, the manifestation is love, and the activity is connection. This talk was given at the 2016 The Body Loves retreat held at the Blazing Mountain Retreat Center in Crestone, CO. To find out about our two upcoming online courses The Boundless Heart and Loving the Self and Awakening the Body please visit www.dharmaocean.org

 Episode 261: Stripped Down to Nothing | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 9:26

Here, Reggie points to the often hidden and unrecognized dimensions in the life journey of the Buddha. He says that Thich Nhat Hahn’s book Old Path White Clouds shows how the Buddha’s renunciation of conventional norms was quite radical and threatening to the cultural establishment of his day. This talk was offered at a Dhyanasangha Weekend and shared with the Public Broadcasting Service in support of the film The Buddha. To explore more of Reggie's teachings on the Buddhist tradition, please visit dharmaocean.org.

 Episode 260: Under the Rose Apple Tree | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 20:09

In today’s episode, we listen to a talk Caroline offered on the power of encountering the natural state in childhood. She offers a Vajrayana account of the story of the Buddha who, at age 9, recognized rigpa while sitting under a rose apple tree. This talk was given in 2016 at the November Meditating with the Body retreat held at Buckfast Abbey in Devon, England. To find out about the upcoming Meditating with the Body retreat led by Gaia Mika and Jeff Gonzalez, please visit www.dharmaocean.org

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