Awakening the Heart
A Somatic Training in Bodhicitta

An in-depth training in unfolding the depths of compassion and unconditional love.

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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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Amazing work Review by Sadhvi

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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. (Posted on May 2, 2018)

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

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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
Lee
(Posted on November 27, 2017)

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Awakening The Heart: Audio Download

Contents 1 Audio Download(27 hours,1 minute)
Filetypes MP3, M4B, WAV, ZIP, PDF
Date Published July 01, 2017
ISBN-10 1-62203-097-4
ISBN-13 978-1-62203-097-2
Product Code AF02783W

CD

Contents 24 CDs (27 hours,1 minute)
Date Published July 01, 2017
ISBN-10 1-60407-869-3
ISBN-13 978-1-60407-869-5
Dimensions 6 7/8 x 6 5/8 inches
Product Code AF02783D