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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.

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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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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English


Episodes

Episode 262: Awakening Heart

7/17/2019
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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 […]

Duration:00:12:35

Episode 261: Stripped Down to Nothing

7/3/2019
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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 […]

Duration:00:09:58

Episode 260: Under the Rose Apple Tree

6/21/2019
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In today’s episode, we listen to a talk Caroline offered on the experience of 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 […]

Duration:00:20:09

Episode 259: Pain is Not a Problem

6/17/2019
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Here, Reggie teaches on experiences of pain that we encounter on the path of meditation. He says that people often judge pain as a bad thing, but the foundation of Buddhist practice is the First Noble Truth: the more we try to avoid pain, the more we suffer. This talk was given at the 2002 […]

Duration:00:19:45

Episode 258: Surrendering Ego – Part II

5/31/2019
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Going deeper into the theme of refuge, Reggie teaches on the difference between the inner and outer view of taking refuge in the Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha. Inner refuge means that we are committing to our non-existence, the nature of reality, and relationships of integrity. This talk was given at the 2002 Winter Dathün retreat […]

Duration:00:24:15

Episode 257: Surrendering Ego – Part I

5/18/2019
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In this talk on refuge, Reggie discusses the history of refuge in the Buddhist tradition and describes the different styles of “emergency ego” that arise when we find ourselves challenged by reality. He says that surrendering ego is the basis for the practice of refuge. This talk was given at the 2002 Winter Dathün retreat […]

Duration:00:13:44

Episode 256: Path of Dharma – Part II

5/10/2019
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In the second part of this talk on the path of dharma, Reggie discusses the developmental journey that unfolds as we deepen in our meditation practice. When meditation becomes the ground of life, transformation becomes a way of being. This talk was given at the 2004 Winter Dathün retreat held in the Rocky Mountains of […]

Duration:00:18:16

Episode 255: Path of Dharma – Part I

5/4/2019
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In this teaching on the path of Dharma, Reggie encourages us to trust inspiration, stay with discomfort, and leap to the unknown. Each stage of the path—Hinayana, Mahayana, and Vajrayana—involves ever deeper levels of these themes. This talk was given at the 2004 Winter Dathün retreat held in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. To find […]

Duration:00:23:07

Episode 254: Lineage of Dismantling – Part II

4/26/2019
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In the second part of this talk on the esoteric tradition of meditation, Reggie suggests that mahamudra practices of direct experience serve as a compelling gate for modern people who long to connect with reality. By dismantling concepts, we meet Life—stripped down, unmediated, free. This talk was given at the 2013 Mahamudra for the Modern […]

Duration:00:16:29

Episode 253: Lineage of Dismantling – Part I

4/19/2019
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This talk begins with an account of the ancient forest tradition of meditation that began with the Buddha. Reggie discusses the values represented by these meditators and says that our lineage is in alignment with other sanghas that practice with nakedness and humility. This talk was given at the 2013 Mahamudra for the Modern World […]

Duration:00:10:09

Episode 252: The Impediments of Religion – Part II

4/11/2019
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In the second part of this talk on genuineness in spirituality, Reggie says that relaxation in somatic meditation allows us to see how the forces of oppression, control, and busyness in the world are also within us. When tension in the body dissolves, we discover not only our inherent freedom, but also all the ways […]

Duration:00:16:12

Episode 251: The Impediments of Religion – Part I

4/5/2019
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In this talk on our natural spiritual inheritance, Reggie discusses the impediments presented by religious institutionalism, consumerism, and fundamentalism to the unfolding of each unique human life. In the modern world, authenticity is a lonely journey. This talk was given at the April 2006 Meditating with the Body retreat held at the Blazing Mountain Retreat […]

Duration:00:23:33

Episode 250: The Practicality of Spirituality

3/29/2019
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In this talk, Reggie says that the tantric path does not separate spiritual practice from the ordinary circumstances of everyday life. Rather, tantric meditation invites us to see the sacredness within the earthiness, messiness, emotions, and chaos of our human incarnation. This talk was given in 2009 at an evening gathering held at the Star […]

Duration:00:21:58

Episode 249: Genuine Spirituality – Part II

3/20/2019
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In the second part of this talk on genuine spirituality, Reggie describes the outer, inner, and secret forms of the retreat container. By respecting the forms, practicing silence, and staying present to waves of pain, we come to discover the abundance of our true life. This talk was given at the 2002 Winter Dathün retreat […]

Duration:00:17:43

Episode 248: Genuine Spirituality – Part I

3/16/2019
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Spiritual materialism is the ambitious ego-centered approach of striving for perfection through meditation practice. Here, Reggie speaks to genuine spirituality—the willingness to face our insecurities, depression, anger, darkness, and pride with an open heart. Such an approach, he says, is the way of wholeness. This talk was given at the 2002 Winter Dathün retreat held […]

Duration:00:13:00

Episode 247: Meditating with the Elements

3/11/2019
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Here, Reggie says that when we practice with the elements we discover that their basic nature is space. For instance, by allowing our awareness to completely enter the into the life of fire, we touch the emptiness, openness, and warmth of being. This talk was given at the April 2009 Meditating with the Body retreat […]

Duration:00:19:37

Episode 246: Practicing in Cold Places – Part II

3/1/2019
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In the second part of this talk on the challenges, demands, and grittiness of retreat practice, Reggie says that the way through involves developing trust in our feelings of disruption, uncertainty, anxiety. In the Vajrayana, difficult emotions are a source of inspiration and strength. This talk was given at the 2016 Meditating with the Body […]

Duration:00:13:34

Episode 245: Practicing in Cold Places – Part I

2/22/2019
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After circumstances did not unfold according to plan, a group of devoted practitioners in England erected a tent so that a late autumn retreat could go on. Reggie offers a talk of encouragement, sharing lore about the hardiness of the lineage in times past. This talk was given at the 2016 Meditating with the Body […]

Duration:00:16:18

Episode 244: Invoking the Primeval Fire – Part II

2/12/2019
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You are listening to the Dharma Ocean Podcast. In the second part of this talk on entering into relationship with the energetic aspect of the elements, Reggie says that the journey of becoming who we are is found in surrendering to the primeval birth of the five elements in the empty space of our basic […]

Duration:00:14:29

Episode 243: Invoking the Primeval Fire – Part I

2/5/2019
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In this talk, Reggie discusses the burning quality of space that is felt when we open to heightened awareness of emptiness. By offering our agendas, strategies, and concepts to the primordial Fire, Life is liberated to flare forth—utterly wild and free. This talk was given at the 2009 Advanced Meditating with the Body retreat held […]

Duration:00:21:42