Reginald A. Ray

Reginald A. Ray

Dr. Reginald "Reggie" Ray is the co-founder and Spiritual Director of the Dharma Ocean Foundation and has been dedicated to the evolution and flowering of the teachings of Tibetan Tantra for more than 4 decades. A longtime student of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, today Reggie brings a uniquely somatic perspective to Buddhist practice. Reggie is the author of many books, including The Awakening Body and The Practice of Pure Awareness: Somatic Meditation for Awakening the Sacred. Reggie also offers online courses on somatic meditation and live Vajrayana retreats in Crestone, CO. 

ARTICLES

Impulse and the Formation of Ego | An Excerpt from The Practice of Pure Awareness

Tapping into our Soma In order to understand the somatic practice of Pure Awareness and what it is trying to accomplish, let us begin by considering our Soma in relation to what Buddhism calls “atman,” our small or ego self. In the tantric teaching, as we have seen, our...
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The Anatomy of a Common Tibetan Ritual | An Excerpt from Indestructible Truth

The Anatomy of a Common Tibetan Ritual: The Lhasang The lhasang—literally ‘‘higher purification offering,’’ which may be glossed as ‘‘invocation of the higher beings’’—is one of the most common rituals in traditional Tibet. While some rituals are performed...
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