Mahamudra in the Modern World

Reggie Ray and Vincent Horn

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Reggie RayDr. Reggie Ray is an author, teacher, and the spiritual director of the Dharma Ocean Community in Crestone, Colorado. He has forty years of study and intensive meditation practice within the Tibetan Buddhist tradition in the lineage of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Recently, Dr. Ray published an audio training series through Sounds True titled Mahamudra in the Modern World.

In this episode, Ray and host Vincent Horn discuss the basics of the Mahamudra tradition and Ray's approach to teaching it. He shares his insight into how his personal practice has changed and deepened through teaching, and he answers questions such as: Is a personal relationship with a teacher necessary? How does one know when it’s time to start teaching?

This is Part 1 of a 2 part series. Listen to Part 2 here.

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Reggie Ray speaks with Vincent Horn

echitty's picture

Just for the record, re the 16th Karmapa's Mahamudra recommendation being "not followed-up", Mahamudra teachings were given by Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche to laypeople for many years at Karma Triyana Dharmchakra (North American seat of the Karmapa).