Reginald Ray

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Reginald “Reggie” Ray, PhD, is an American Tibetan Buddhist, author, and studier of shamanic traditions and contemplative yogic practices. He founded Dharma Ocean, a nonprofit foundation and teaching center for meditation, retreats, and passing on the wisdom of his teacher, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche.


Meditating with the Body: A Course in Somatic Practices to Unlock Your Journey

A montage of interviews with Meditating with the Body(R) founder, Reginald A. Ray, teachers Tami Simon and David Iozzi; and participants in a meditation retreat. Filmed during retreat at the Blazing Mountain Retreat Center in Crestone, Colorado, where the course retreats are held.

Touching Enlightenment: Finding Realization in the Body

What does it mean to "meditate with the body"? Until you answer this question, explains Reggie Ray, meditation may be no more than a mental gymnastic ―something you can practice for years without fruitful results.

What Is Dharma?

According to Reginald A. Ray, dharma is a fascinating term because it integrates several levels of experience, from our first moment on the path to the achievement of full realization. Dharma. Photo by Adrian Pelletier.

Truth makes little sense and has no real impact if it is merely a collection of abstract ideas. Truth that is living experience, on the other hand, is challenging, threatening, and transforming.

Somatic Descent: How to Unlock the Deepest Wisdom of the Body

Have you ever had a "gut feeling" about a certain person or situation? Or a sense of intuition about how to respond to a particular challenge in your life? There's nothing magical or mystical about those kinds of scenarios.

Pain Not Suffering

As long as we have bodies, we will have physical pain. Buddhism promises no escape from that. What we can change is how we experience pain.

The Awakening Body: Somatic Meditation for Discovering Our Deepest Life

A senior Buddhist teacher offers fundamental body-based meditation practices that prove enlightenment is as close to you as your own body.

Living truth leads us ever more deeply into the unknown territory of what our life is.

The Three Lineages

Inspiration, innovation, institution—Reginald A. Ray looks at the different manifestations of lineage and how they maintain their awakened quality.

Indestructible Truth: The Living Spirituality of Tibetan Buddhism (World of Tibetan Buddhism, Vol. 1)

Indestructible Truth is one of the most thorough introductions to the Tibetan Buddhist world view ever published; at the same time it is also one of the most accessible.


Chögyam Trungpa

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