Dear friends,We wanted to share some news about a new way to interact with Reggie, Dharma Ocean senior teachers and meditation instructors, and the larger, worldwide community of practitioners. Reggie is creating a series of four online courses designed to introduce participants to the foundational somatic meditation practices of our lineage. Each course builds upon the material of the preceding course. Awakening the Body
, the first course, is currently open for registration
and begins this fall. If you're considering exploring the four-course series, we want to encourage you to enroll in this course, since each course is a pre-requisite for the next. Each of the online foundation courses run for 10 weeks and have been designed to allow for an increasingly deep dive into the core Dharma Ocean practices, and to serve as a means of integrating the teachings into everyday life.
The Somatic Practice of Pure Awareness
teaches us the simplest and also the most advanced teaching—the essence—of the Tibetan tantric tradition. Pure Awareness, also called the awakened state or Buddha mind, is our most fundamental nature, a part of ourselves that is neither born nor dies and underlies all of the experiences of our human life. We will be offering this course again in the late winter/early spring of 2018.Awakening the Heart
allows us to refine our somatic awareness by further tapping into the subtle warmth and wisdom of our heart. Through embodied bodhicitta (or awakening heart) practices, we discover the heart as the source of wisdom within our body. This course is in development and scheduled to run in 2018. The Vajrayana
is an introduction to the integration of the somatic approach into the totality of our lives that is offered by the radical Vajrayana path of practice. We are invited to glimpse the vibrant fabric of intelligent and living energies that make up the essence of every cell in our body and every particle in the universe. This course is scheduled to be developed in 2018 and released in late 2018.
Learn more about this four-course series, including prerequisites and other details, by reading our Online Course
page. There, you can also read about our Sutrayana series, a two-part online course focusing on an experiential exploration of the philosophical underpinnings of this somatic, tantric lineage.
The Dharma Ocean Programs Team