Specializing in Letting Go

Reggie Ray and Vincent Horn

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Reggie Ray

Dr. Reggie Ray is an author, teacher, and the Spiritual Director for the Dharma Ocean Community in Crestone, Colorado.

In this episode Reggie and host Vincent Horn conclude their conversation by discussing the recurring cycle of conflict between “authentic lineages” and “institutional lineages” in the world’s religions. Reggie describes the personal toll this conflict had on his teacher, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, and how many unorthodox teachers have found themselves threatened and restricted by religious institutions. He then describes how the techniques of Mahamudra can lead us to identify all the places where we hold back as people so that we may find freedom from all forms of restriction.

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

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Reggie Ray speaks with Vincent Horn

robertomainetti's picture

thank you very much...very helpful...

Dominic Gomez's picture

The Lotus Sutra describes each human being's life as encompassing the entire universe. The lineage of this teaching is found in every form of Mahayana Buddhism.

idaleung1's picture

Finding the distinction between institutional and authentic lineages very interesting as Buddhism moves forward (? Spreads) in the US.