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Awakening The Heart

A Somatic Training in Bodhicitta
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Who we are in our essence is a living field of awakened and boundless love. Dr. Reggie Ray’s Awakening the Heart invites you on a journey of discovery through the infinite territory of the human heart. This 24-CD training program guides you step-by-step through nearly 20 somatic (or body-based) meditations for reconnecting to our fundamental goodness and cultivating our capacity to love unconditionally all that is.
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A Somatic Training Program to Open Your Heart to the World

There is no more powerful vehicle for knowing yourself and others than the human heart. For it is through the opening of the heart that we touch our own deepest experience, and come to connect with each other. In Awakening the Heart, Dr. Reggie Ray presents a 24-CD somatic training curriculum designed to help us dismantle the walls around our hearts and dwell in bodhicitta (literally "awakened heart mind").

Rediscovering the Vast and Mysterious Domain of the Human Heart 

"In the modern world," explains Reggie, "we often feel lost in our relationships and uncertain in our ability to care about other people. But at the same time, as social creatures, we share a very deep inspiration toward connection, loving, and communion with others."

We find ourselves in this predicament because of our culture's emphasis on the left-brain or "thinking mind" as the primary lens for viewing oneself and the world. In Awakening the Heart, Reggie will lead you through a progressive series of teachings and body-based meditations for rediscovering the vast and mysterious domain of the human heart—and accessing the depths of wisdom available within your body at this very moment. This is the path of bodhicitta, a compassionate commitment to be present to life and transform oneself in order to love everything that is in a way that is infinite and unconditional.

"Who we are in our essence is a living field of awakened and boundless love," teaches Reggie. Awakening the Heart is your invitation to the lifelong journey of reconnecting to our fundamental goodness and cultivating our capacity to love.

More Than 20 Somatic Meditations Including Practices of:

  • Ultimate Bodhicitta
  • Opening the central channel
  • Exploring the energy of awareness
  • Entering the territory of the heart
  • Opening the 1000-petal lotus
  • Breathing the Fire Up from the Depths of the Earth
  • Maitri for challenging situations and people
  • Citta Maitri (literally "benevolent heart-mind")
  • Somatic meditation for working with a traumatic event
  • Directing compassion to yourself and others
  • Somatic Tonglen
  • The four immeasurables
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Contents 24 CDs (27 hours,1 minute) Audio Download(27 hours,1 minute)
Filetypes MP3, ZIP, PDF
Dimensions 6 7/8 x 6 5/8 inches
Product Code AF02783D AF02783W
ISBN Number 978-1-60407-869-5 978-1-62203-097-2
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Reginald A. Ray

About Reginald A. Ray

Reginald A. Ray, PhD, is the co-founder and spiritual director of Dharma Ocean Foundation, dedicated to the evolution and flowering of the somatic teachings of Tibetan Tantra. He is a lineage holder in the tradition of Chogyam Trungpa, Rinpoche. Reggie is the author of several books including Touching Enlightenment. He makes his residence in Crestone and Boulder, Colorado. For more, visit dharmaocean.org.

Author photo © Dona Laurita | Foto di Vita

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Reviewed by Sadhvi
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Amazing work

I'm a long time practitioner (50 years), returning to some root practices. I sat with some of the greats (including Trungpa) back in the day and now, living on a fixed income and in an isolated area, I am so grateful for these courses. Reggie Ray's work is such an incredible gift! Sometimes I think, "Oh, I wish I had 'met' him sooner" but I think it took me all this time "maturing" to really reap the depth of the benefit he is offering. There are several of us "old timers" who are working with these detailed cd's (Practice of Pure Awareness, etc.) and we are ALL blown away by the direct clarity of this teaching as we explore it in the context of the practices we have done for so long. Thank you Reggie Ray!!! and thank you Tami Simon for making this material available.

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Reviewed by Lee
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“open Heart” and “sensitive Living”

Dear Tami, Reggie and all others,

I just got this email from Tami about the new programme “Awakening the Heart “ by Reggie Ray.

I read the webpage and . . . I just have to cry and cry and cry.

Tammy and Reggie, talking about the hammer and nail. Well this just went straight through my heart, right through in one blow.

Quote and adapting from the webpage, I would say :

“In the World I have to “ Live “ in now (as a man), I often feel very lost in my relationships, towards myself and towards others. I feel so utterly uncertain in my ability to care for and about other people. But at the same time, as social creatures, I share a very deep inspiration toward connection, loving, and communion with others.”

I feel so lost and hopeless, and also so angry deep within, all the pains and hurts from days gone, still so alive within me . . . is there any way to find my way back to “open Heart” and “sensitive Living”???.

Would it be possible that this program will help some and a bit ??

Is here still Light in my Heart ??

Thank You, Thank You, Tami, Reggie and the whole Sounds True team for this program.

With Love


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