Book review – Touching Enlightenment, by Dr. Reggie Ray

Via Caroline Treadway
on Nov 1, 2008
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So, what does your sexy bod have to do with Buddhism? Everything and nothing, according to Dr. Reggie Ray, the innovative and unorthodox Buddhist leader/Naropa professor. Ray recommends a strict diet of getting into your body, not out of it, to experience spiritual growth. Disciple and friend of Mircea Eliade, Chögyam Trungpa and Malidoma Some, Ray writes with expansive knowledge founded on years of religious study and experience. Reggie eloquently leads the way through the maze of Buddhism in America. A serious book for serious seekers.

Want a second opinion? Read Todd Mayville’s review of the book here


About Caroline Treadway

Caroline Treadway is a professional freelance photographer and writer who shoots editorial and commercial work, including photojournalism, sports, portraits and weddings. She received her master’s degree in journalism from Boston University in 2010. Caroline’s passion for journalism is evident in the variety of stories she covers and the depth of her reporting, documenting the unique and powerful moments of life. Recently, Caroline has been documenting the life of Navajo geo-botanist Arnold Clifford and threats to rare plant species in the Four Corners region of the Navajo Reservation in New Mexico and Arizona. As a journalist, Caroline seeks to overcome the traditional boundaries between photographer and reporter. This multi-platform approach gives her the flexibility to create visual stories for a rapidly changing media world.


One Response to “Book review – Touching Enlightenment, by Dr. Reggie Ray”

  1. […] 9. Touching Enlightenment: Finding Realization in the Body by Dr. Reggie Ray.  Dr. Ray is one of the more controversial teachers in Buddhism, but his message that seeking enlightenment within the mind is only half of it; the body needs to be listened to as well. In addition to my review, Ele:blogger Caroline Treadway’s review can be found right here. […]