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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...

Buddhist Tantra

Teachings and Practices for Touching Enlightenment with the Body

Reginald A. Ray

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"Within my body are all the sacred places of the world," the Buddhist saint Saraha once said, "and the most profound pilgrimage that I can ever make is within my own body."

For 15 centuries, the realized masters of the tantric path used the crucible of their own lives to develop a powerful and accelerated means to enlightenment. Today, these teachings remain alive within the usually hidden inner courtyard of the Vajrayana vehicle of Tibetan Buddhism, a tradition that requires the courage to engage your body, your human desires, and your most challenging life obstacles as the basic fuel for insight.

Now, with Buddhist Tantra, esteemed teacher Reggie Ray introduces you to these precious teachings, and invites you to explore the path to naked and unprecedented experience. The popular or exoteric teachings of Buddhism are known to many, yet its esoteric teachings remain relatively unknown in the West. If you have been seeking a gateway to this potent tradition, Buddhist Tantra is an unsurpassed opportunity to enter into the temple of its deepest truths.

Entering the Vajra World through the Vehicle of Your Body

The word "tantra" means "to weave through," a metaphor that points to the vibrant fabric of intelligent and living energies that make up the essence of every cell of your body, every fleeting thought you have, and every particle of the universe. Entering this undefiled and ever-renewing vajra world is the promise of the tantric path.

On Buddhist Tantra, through specific teachings and guided meditations designed to open your body and mind, you will begin to encounter this wondrous and indisputable realm of reality. From this embodied foundation, you will experience 12 sessions of rare teachings including:

  • The Feminine Principle—Why this primordial force is central to awakening, how feminine energies manifest themselves in human form, and how to bring them into each stage of your practice
  • The Inner Yanas—Working with your subtle body and its energetic centers, channels, and nodes to release karmic blockages, and move beyond the habits and distortions of your mind
  • Yidam—Advanced practices for invoking the support of deities, spiritual energies, and eternal buddhas
  • Mahamudra and Dzogchen—The pinnacle of Buddhist tantra, and its profound teachings about formless awareness and highest realization
  • Tantra's fascinating map of reality and spiritual realization
  • Why enlightenment begins in the physical body
  • The three turnings of Buddhist wisdom
  • The role of sexuality and desire in tantric practice
  • How realized teachers reveal the nature of our minds
  • A powerful meditation for grounding your body in the seat of awareness
  • The Buddhist saints, their extraordinary experiences, and what we can learn from them
  • Unifying your masculine and feminine energy channels
  • A guided practice to connect with the earth as a sentient source of equanimity and calm
  • The dangerous friend: the role of the spiritual teacher
  • When meditation is not enough: tantric perspectives for overcoming difficult obstacles
  • The consort—Allying with a spiritual beloved on the tantric path
  • Six complete guided meditations, including prana breathing, body awareness, abdominal breathing, and more
  • 12 sessions of clear and deeply engaging guidance with a trusted teacher of Buddhist tantra

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Contents 9 CDs (11 hours, 15 minutes)
Date Published February 01, 2003
ISBN-10 1-59179-017-4
ISBN-13 978-1-59179-017-4
Dimensions 11 x 10 inches
Product Codes 0651d, f651d, af00651d
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Contents 1 Audio download (11 hours, 15 minutes)
Date Published February 01, 2003
ISBN-10 1-60407-021-8
ISBN-13 978-1-60407-021-7
Product Codes 0651w, f651w, af00651w

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Customer Reviews

By Daniel D T
Date Added: Wednesday 26 September 2012
Excellent teaching.
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By Diane S
Date Added: Monday 24 September 2012
This last item of my order has arrived and I'm thrilled. Although I have read one of his book which I adored, it's the first time I listen to his teachings. It's just great! Thank you for making such programs available!
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By Bruce Marsh
Date Added: Wednesday 2 September 2009
Ray presents a straighforward introduction that is easy to understand and provides the necessary background and insights to light the fuse. Not an easy path but one with extra ordinary results if you are up to the challenge.
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