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Lions Roar : Nov 2007
Dathun A meditation training intensive with Dr. Reggie Ray December 16, 2007--January 12, 2008, Crestone, Colorado DR. REGGIE RAY . . .bringsus38yearsof study and intensive meditation practice within the Tibetan tradition as well as a special gift for applying it to the unique problems, inspirations, and spiritual imperatives of modern people. He teaches within the dharma and meditation lineages of the great siddha Ch gyam Trungpa, Rinpoche. On the faculty of Naropa University since its inception, he is the author of Touching Enlightenment, Indestructible Truth, Secret of the Vajra World, Buddhists Saints in India, In the Presence of Masters, other books, and two popular Sounds True audio series Buddhist Tantra and Meditating with the Body. DHARMA OCEAN . . . is a non-profit foundation dedicated to preserving and extending the practicing lineages of the Nyingma and Kagyu traditions of Tibetan Buddhism and particularly the heart teachings and meditation instructions of Ch gyam Trungpa, Rinpoche. Dathun is a challenging, structured training in the practice of meditation. Participants will receive extensive instruction in mindfulness-awareness (shamatha-vispashyana), as well as opening, stabilizing, and extending awareness according to the Tibetan Buddhist teachings (mahamudra). Please note: This 30-day meditation intensive can also be attended in weeklong segments. DATHUN HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE: Daily dharma talks about the essential teachings of the practicing lineage Regular mentoring with an individual meditation instructor Intensive periods of silence interspersed with discussion and group exploration The opportunity to experience and work through difficult emotional states that emerge during meditation in a safe, accepting environment Vibrant and mutually supportive community life Meals according to the Japanese Zen style (oryoki) Extensive exploration of the body and breath as the ground and entry gate to the profundity of the meditative state Originally designed by Ch gyam Trungpa, Rinpoche as a way to introduce Westerners to the awakened state through intensive practice, Dathun is a unique, life-changing opportunity to meet the depth and space of your own being. "I have attended four Dathuns with Reggie Ray, and each one has been an invitation to leap anew into the further unknown. For me, the intensive periods of sitting meditation combined with oryoki meals, long stretches of silence, and awkward social interactions all add up to feeling cornered and unmasked. With no place to hide, the result? A deep letting-go, an increased sense of wholeness and tenderness, and an unshakeable gratitude to Reggie Ray and the practicing lineage for illuminating the next steps into boundlessness." ---Tami Simon, Publisher, Sounds True Limited to 100 participants. For the past ten years, the Winter Dathun with Reggie Ray has quickly filled, so early registration is recommended. Monthlong training, including meals and accommodations, ranges from $1,250 for dorm accommodations to $3,700 for a private room. For more information and to register, please visit our Web site. www.DharmaOcean.org Upcoming Program Meditating with the Body Somatic practices for touching enlightenment with the body Retreat 1: April 9--13, 2008 Retreat 2: September 10--14, 2008