Dr Reggie Ray: American Buddhism.

Via on Mar 19, 2008

A senior teacher in the lineage of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, Reggie talks Dharma, controversy and guides the audience through a weird form of meditation.

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15 Responses to “Dr Reggie Ray: American Buddhism.”

  1. Carolyn Skye says:

    Wow! I found Dr. Rays’s meditation in Tricycle magazine and have been using this form. I can go deeper into meditation faster than using the breath meditation. I was interested in Dr. Ray’s explanation about why he uses it. That makes a lot of sense. Sometimes with the breath meditation I felt like just a head on a pillow. I think both forms have their purpose and place in our lives. Thanks Dr. Ray!

  2. khemadipa bhikkhu says:

    i am on my way to my second 1-month retreat with reggie. buddhist teachers as genuine, non-dogmatic, and educated as reggie are as rare as a zebra in the ocean.

  3. elephant journal admin says:

    Actually, in Western Nepal, you’ll find many zebras in the ocean.

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  5. Leila Bruno says:

    Great job Whalen with an informative and entertaining interview. I studied with Reggie Ray in 2001 to become a meditation instructor, and i will always be grateful for his guidance. Since then, I’ve lost touch with him, not because he’s teaching a different type of meditation from Trungpa Rinpoche, but because i’m less interested in the path of personal happiness and solitary retreat he talks about. Given our world today, i’ve found myself more drawn to the engaged, social justice and environmental work the Sakyong’s talking about in the Shambhala Buddhist community.

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  11. Leann says:

    why is the whole interview not available?

  12. Jeffrey says:

    Love your site; however, your reference to Christian Science in the interview wasn't entirely accurate. The title of the book that the founder (Mary Baker Eddy) wrote is Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures. Written in the mid to late 1800's, it was provided partially as a metaphysical interpretation of (i.e, a key to) the King James Version of the Bible. Most of the current New Thought organizations (Science of Mind, Unity, Agape, etc.) can be traced back to the more progressive theology (at the time) that Mrs. Eddy brought forward. She was careful to try to distinguish her ideas from Eastern philosophy, but there are a lot of similarities. The Church Headquarters and most (but not all) church members would be quick to disagree as there is the tendency to proclaim loudly that it is “Christian,” as if that matters for some odd reason. Nevertheless, there are points that a practicing Buddhist and a practicing Christian Scientist would happily agree on.

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