My Teachers

I am delighted to introduce you to the most wonderful teachers that I have had the exquisite fortune and good karma to come across and study with in this life. I feel deep gratitude to each one of these gifted teachers and very special people. It is an honor and a blessing to have been a part of their lives and to continue to be their student to this date. Thank you from the bottom of my heart and to many more years of relationship.

With deep love and devotion,
Rebeca

 
Reginald Ray

Reginald Ray

Dr. Reginald “Reggie” Ray draws on four decades of study and intensive meditation practice within the Tibetan Buddhist tradition to address the unique problems, inspirations, and spiritual imperatives of modern people. He is the founder and Spiritual Director of the Dharma Ocean Foundation, a non-profit educational organization dedicated to the practice, study, and preservation of the teachings of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and the practice lineage he embodied.

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For more information: www.DharmaOcean.org

 
Frank Berliner

Frank Berliner

Frank W. Berliner is now an Associate Professor of Contemplative Psychology at Naropa University, where he has taught Buddhist and Western Existential Psychology, and the practice of meditation, to BA and MA students since 1995. Mr. Berliner pioneered the teaching of meditation online at Naropa, beginning in 1999. Between 2001 and 2007 he was the Buddhadharma columnist for elephant magazine.

He has published a memoir of his experiences as a ‘warrior apprentice’ to Chögyam Trungpa, “Falling in Love with A Buddha”.

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For more information: www.FrankWBerliner.com

 
Tory Capron

Tory Capron

Tory guides and inspires her students to gently and courageously walk, speak, feel and be with this world, each other and ourselves exactly as we are. Her teachings give us many tools so that we may use mindfulness in learning how to relate to our surroundings, our struggles and our human-ness with kindness and depth.

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For more information: www.GoldenBowlSangha.org

 
Katherine Kaufman

Katharine Kaufman

Katharine Kaufman teaches yoga, meditation, and the movement arts at Naropa University, Studio Be, and the Boulder Shambhala Meditation Center and in Longmont at the Whole Free University. She also teaches retreats at Shambhala Mountain Center. She also teaches therapeutic yoga privately. Katharine studied in India with Pattabhi Jois and Dr. Shankaranayanna Jois . A long time student of Richard Freeman’s, she taught at the Yoga Workshop for 13 years. She has taught numerous people from heart disease patients to advanced Ashtanga practioners from all over the world.

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For more information: www.KatharineKaufman.com

 

My Teacher’s Teachers

I feel strongly called to share my two main teacher’s (Reggie Ray and Frank Berliner) teachers. The reason for this is that in the lineage of Tibetan Buddhism that I have been trained in, the main teachings and practices are delivered from one person to another and the human teacher is extremely important. I have my teacher’s teachers to thank from the bottom of my heart for having trained my teachers so that I had the honor to study and learn from them. I also have my own strong connection to both of these completely enlightened and inspiring teachers even though I didn’t meet them in person.

With deep love and gratitude to these profound teachings of this powerful lineage that come through these very blessed human beings,

Rebeca

 
Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche

Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche (Wylie: Chos rgyam Drung pa; February 28, 1939 – April 4, 1987) was a Buddhist meditation master and holder of both the Kagyu and Nyingma lineages, the eleventh Trungpa tülku, a tertön, supreme abbot of the Surmang monasteries, scholar, teacher, poet, artist, and originator of a radical re-presentation of Shambhala vision.

Recognized both by Tibetan Buddhists and by other spiritual practitioners and scholars as a preeminent teacher of Tibetan Buddhism, he was a major, albeit controversial, figure in the dissemination of Tibetan Buddhism to the West, founding Vajradhatu and Naropa University and establishing the Shambhala Training method.

Among his contributions are the translation of a large number of Tibetan texts, the introduction of the Vajrayana teachings to the West, and a presentation of the Buddhadharma largely devoid of ethnic trappings. Regarded as a mahasiddha by many senior lamas, he is seen as having embodied the crazy wisdom (Tib. yeshe chölwa) tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. Some of his teaching methods and actions were the topic of controversy during his lifetime and afterwards.

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Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche

Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche

Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche (1910–1991) was a highly accomplished meditation master, scholar, and poet, and a principal holder of the Nyingma lineage. His extraordinary depth of realization enabled him to be, for all who met him, a foundation of loving-kindness, wisdom, and compassion. A dedicated exponent of the nonsectarian Rime movement, Khyentse Rinpoche was respected by all schools of Tibetan Buddhism and taught many eminent teachers, including His Holiness the Dalai Lama. He tirelessly worked to uphold the Dharma through the publication of texts, the building of monasteries and stupas, and by offering instruction to thousands of people throughout the world. His writings in Tibetan fill twenty-five volumes.

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