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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...

Touching Enlightenment

Finding Realization in the Body

Reginald A. Ray

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Description

What does it mean to "meditate with the body"? Until you answer this question, explains Reggie Ray, meditation may be no more than a mental gymnastic —something you can practice for years without fruitful results.

In Touching Enlightenment, the esteemed author of five books about Buddhist history and practice guides you back to the original practice of the Buddha: a systematic process that results in a profound awareness in your body rather than in your head.

Combining the scholarship that has earned him international renown with original insights from nearly four decades practicing and teaching meditation, Reggie Ray invites you to explore:

  • How to enter fully into communion with your embodied nature
  • The insights of Tibetan yoga, from guidance on breathing and working with discomfort to its challenge to modern practitioners on the path to realization
  • Why "rejected" experience becomes imprinted in the body —and how to receive it anew to reconstitute your human way of being
  • Karma of cause and karma of result —taking full responsibility for your life
  • Your three bodies—the physical, the interpersonal, and the cosmic

"To be awake, to be enlightened, is to be fully and completely embodied. To be fully embodied means to be at one with who we are, in every respect, including our physical being, our emotions, and the totality of our karmic situation," writes Reggie Ray. In Touching Enlightenment, he offers you a map of unprecedented clarity and power for embarking on the journey toward ultimate realization in and through the body.

Product details

Softcover Book:
Contents Paperback book (395 pages)
Date Published August 01, 2014
ISBN-10 1-62203-353-1
ISBN-13 978-1-62203-353-9
Dimensions 6 x 9 inches
Product Codes 4199, k4199, bk04199
Digital Book:
Contents 1 eBook (395 pages)
Date Published October 01, 2007
ISBN-10 1-59179-843-4
ISBN-13 978-1-59179-843-9
Product Codes 1184w, k1184w, bk01184w

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Customer Reviews

By priya
Date Added: Tuesday 19 August 2014
one of my favourite books -- an accessible way to get the body involved in meditation practice. a new, much needed paradigm for westerners + a step-up from shambhala teachings.
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By Khaled Fallahian
Date Added: Thursday 18 August 2011
It was my all first book about buddhism . I simply couldn't make any pause during my holiday and do something else rather than reading this book .
It's just another advice for freedom . Absolute recommanded !
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By Anna Ball
Date Added: Tuesday 6 December 2011
I haven't read the whole thing yet, but here is a warning--this book seems pretty academic. It's a little hard for me to get into.
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