Dr. Reginald “Reggie” Ray is the co-founder and Spiritual Director of the Dharma Ocean Foundation, dedicated to the evolution and flowering of the somatic teachings of Tibetan Buddhism and was a University Professor at Naropa University, where he was a founding member. He is the author of numerous books and audiobooks including Buddhists Saints in India, Entering the Vajra World, Somatic Descent. Your Breathing Body and Mahamudra for the Modern World.

Some of what Reggie shares includes:

00:00 Vajrayana tradition and working from the inside out and problems as expressions of own deepest nature. 

05:33 The power of being genuine and attracting the right people

09:24 On suffering, mistakes and the universe as sacred totality.

12:12 Somatic meditation to inhabit more of your experience

13:56 Reggie’s spiritual entry through suicidal depression.  

20:48 The impact of inviting reality and the ungluing of the limited small ego.  

24:00 The impact of releasing tension and relaxation on realization. 

29:00 Differentiating habit body from wisdom body

36:00 Three yana answer on time and Chogyam Trungpa’s advice on regular practice. 

41:00 Suggestions on maintaining and improving one’s meditation practice over time, daily and longer retreats.  

48:00 Relationship, the sacred other and love being born through letting go.  

55:00 Reggie’s journey of marriage  

57:00 Tools to support challenging relational moments. 

59:00 Reggie’s motivation for his new book in process. 

Guided Somatic Practice: 12 Fold Lower Belly Breathing with Reggie Ray: