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Reginald A. Ray

Reginald A. Ray, Ph.D., brings us four decades of study and intensive meditation practice within the Tibetan Buddhist tradition as well as a special gift for applying ancient wisdom to...

Mahamudra for the Modern World

An Unprecedented Training Course in the Pinnacle Teachings of Tibetan Buddhism

Reginald A. Ray

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An Unprecedented Training Course on the Pinnacle Teachings of Tibetan Buddhism

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Course objectives:

  • Discuss the practice of Mahamudra, or "the great revelation," as a modern path of awakening to the boundless freedom that is our fundamental nature, and as it is is revered in Tibetan Buddhism as the most direct route to seeing the world in all its transcendent beauty, power, and perfection.
  • Practice the 12 points of the Mahamudra posture and the “Mahamudra entry protocol” – a series of guided practices that enable us to quickly enter into direct, non-conceptual experience.
  • Practice vipashyana meditations that take you on a progressive path of inquiry into the nature of awareness itself.
  • Practice many body-based shamatha meditations to still the mind and set the foundation for exploring the immeasurable expanse of being.
  • Summarize and experience innovative teachings on dismantling the klesas (difficult emotions) through heightening our experience of them.
  • Practice and receive the ground Mahamudra Transmission: A turning point on the path in which we are directly introduced to the awakened state.
  • Practice with guided instruction in three Mahamudra enhancing practices: “Exploring the Unborn Light,” “Yin Breathing,” and “Exploring the Chakras”
  • Discuss markers on the path of becoming a true person—a unique, unprecedented, unfolding process.

What if you could learn the ultimate teachings of Tibetan Buddhism as they were meant to be received—guided every step of the way by an experienced master? This practice, known as Mahamudra or “The Great Revelation,” was once taught only to elite students in secluded monasteries and cloisters. Now renowned teacher Dr. Reginald Ray has created an unprecedented audio learning course to make this profoundly transformative path available to listeners everywhere with Mahamudra for the Modern World. Spanning 33 CDs and featuring meditations and insights never before available to a general audience, this extraordinary audio training includes:

  • A complete toolbox of body-based shamatha meditations to still the mind and set the foundation for exploring the immeasurable expanse of being
  • Vipashyana meditations that take you on a progressive path of inquiry into the nature of awareness itself
  • Innovative teachings on dismantling the klesas (difficult emotions) through heightening our experience of them
  • More than 40 guided meditations unfolded through a series of increasingly subtle and profound practices

Mahamudra is revered in Tibetan Buddhism as the most direct route to seeing the world in all its transcendent beauty, power, and perfection. With his gift for distilling esoteric teachings for today's student, Dr. Ray has created a powerful training program for anyone seeking to engage in this life-altering journey, allowing us to discover this unsurpassed tradition for meeting ultimate reality—and awakening to the boundless freedom that is our fundamental nature.

Highlights:

  • Why the 16th Karmapa predicted that the Mahamudra teachings were the most important Tibetan teachings for the modern world
  • Practicing the depth of the Mahamudra teachings without the constraints of Tibetan culture
  • How to become a true person—a unique, unprecedented, unfolding process
  • The 12 points of the Mahamudra posture
  • The “Mahamudra entry protocol” – a series of guided practices that enable us to quickly enter into direct, non-conceptual experience
  • Ground Mahamudra Transmission: A turning point on the path in which we are directly introduced to the awakened state
  • The fruition of Mahamudra: Living in amazement as the three bodies of the Buddha
  • The role of the teacher in the modern world
  • Obstacles on the journey, and how to overcome them
  • How reality works through our everyday life
  • Indestructible positivity: Discovering unconditional trust in everything that happens
  • Investigating thoughts as “explosions of energy”
  • How to “de-activate” ourselves during neurotic upheavals (klesa attacks) and return to the natural state
  • Guided instruction in three Mahamudra enhancing practices: “Exploring the Unborn Light,” “Yin Breathing,” and “Exploring the Chakras”
  • Markers on the path

Product details

CD:
Contents 33 CDs (37 hours, 39 minutes)
Date Published June 01, 2012
ISBN-10 1-60407-569-4
ISBN-13 978-1-60407-569-4
Dimensions 6 7/8 x 6 5/8
Product Codes 2130d, f2130d, af02130d
Audio Download:
Download File Types
Contents Audio download (37 hours, 39 minutes)
Date Published June 01, 2012
ISBN-10 1-60407-654-2
ISBN-13 978-1-60407-654-7
Product Codes 2130w, f2130w, af02130w
CE Credits:
Contents 37.5 CE credits
Date Published June 01, 2012
Product Codes 3327, e3327, ce03327

Customer Reviews

By David F
Date Added: Tuesday 8 April 2014
This was one of or the most powerful series on meditation and insight that I have experienced. Reginald Ray took us through detailed meditations on Shamata and Insight that were hands on and immediately transformative. His pointing out method is wonderful. He also gives an amazing account of the journey of Trogon Trungpa Rinpoche and shares his own experiences humbly. Thanks so much!
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By Kane M
Date Added: Monday 20 January 2014
Okay, so I haven't listened to the whole program and experimented with all the various practices yet, but, the few practices I have integrated into my existing mindfulness meditation routine have been so helpful in deepening my practice and clarifying in an experiential and direct way, understandings of 'emptiness' and 'the ground of being' that I felt the need to share how much I'm appreciating and enjoying this program, albeit perhaps a little prematurely. So, for all mindfulness meditation practitioners and yogis out there, I highly recommend you check this out and give a shot to the Mahamudra entry protocol (which is one of the first practices covered) as it does what the author says it will - helps one access deeper states of groundedness and spaciousness quicker, and sets the stage beautifully for further practice. If you like this practice and find it helpful like I have, well, it makes sense to keep on listening, learning, and experimenting.

Also, the talks by the author on Tibetan culture and the history of the Mahamudra tradition are very interesting, the Dharma teachings are shared in a way which is very accessible, warm and inviting but the practices that I have done so far form the program are worth the price of the program alone. Happy meditating :)
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By Richard G
Date Added: Saturday 14 December 2013
These teachings and meditations have changed my practice and broadened my vision of the path. I am slowly making my way through the series, absorbing the teachings and experiencing the practices, lingering on certain practices or teachings when needed. It has also helped me to look at the many teachings I received in the past with a new understanding, revisiting them and pulling things together. I am sure recorded audio transmission is controversial – but my personal experience with this series so far is that it is an effective means. I do identify with the author and trust him, which is a prerequisite to being open to any teacher, teaching and medium. Along side the audio series, I have been reading a introductory book on Mahamudra practice by a Tibetan Kagyu lineage holder, one who also holds the view that Mahamudra can be taught on its own and that Mahamudra can be of great benefit to contemporary Westerners. Complements the audio material well. All works for me.
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By C.K. B
Date Added: Tuesday 10 December 2013
I bought Reggie's earlier audios without having heard of him and found them very valuable. On this confidence I ventured into Mahamudra. Though I haven't gone beyond 6th hour of 30 hour work, I could say that it is worth engaging with this most important work in meditation. I should say that Reggie is genuine inspiring and warm teacher, a fact that comes through in the transmission of the teachings while practicing. Be trusting and Patient things will reveal by themselves, as you repeat. There are some areas of repetition from earlier works but this is unavoidable in a definitive work. Any one with sustained interest in "meditation" in broader sense this is a diamond.
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