Resources

On this page I am sharing with you the most valuable resources that I’ve come across since I started exploring meditation and learning about this path, back in 2004.

1. Get started…

In this first “flirting” stage, I recommend for you to “poke” around: read a book; listen to a few talks on meditation; try a guided practice or two. You can start with the free resources and if/when you’re ready for a little more, you can invest in a book or a CD-set.

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Through Reading:

Touching Enlightenment, Finding Realization with the Body by Reginald RayMy 7 most recommended books:

  • “Touching Enlightenment, Finding Realization with the Body” by Reginald Ray
  • “Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior” by Chögyam Trungpa
  • “Wherever You Go, There You Are” by Jon Kabat-Zinn
  • “Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind” by Shunryu Suzuki
  • “The Five Wisdom Energies: A Buddhist Way of Understanding Personalities, Emotions, and Relationships” by Irini Rockwell
  • “The Posture of Meditation” by Will Johnson
  • “Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism” by Chögyam Trungpa

Through Listening to talks and guided practices:

Your Breathing Body by Reginald RayMy most recommended CD sets:

  • Small commitment:
    • Meditating with the Body by Reginald Ray
  • Medium commitment:
    • Your Breathing Body by Reginald Ray
    • Buddhist Tantra by Reginald Ray
  • Bigger commitment:
    • Mahamudra for the Modern World by Reginald Ray

You can find all of these recorded teachings and practices here:
http://www.dharmaocean.org/store/audio-download-store/

2. Start walking…

In this second stage of “dating” you might be ready for either a virtual “live” class or an in-person retreat of 1, 2 or maybe even 3 days. You might also start longing for a group of people to practice with and share what you have been reading about or listening to:

Programs & Classes:

See upcoming programs & classes (both in-person and virtual) here: Programs & Classes with Rebeca

Meditation Retreats:

With me:

See upcoming retreats here: Upcoming Retreats

In-person group retreats

With one of my teachers:

Others:

In the US:
https://www.shambhalamountain.org

In Europe:
http://www.dechencholing.org

Practice Groups:

To find a group to practice meditation with, go here:
http://www.dharmaocean.org/connect/practice-groups/

3. Start running…

In this third stage of “engaging” you might be ready for a little more. Maybe you are being called to do a 1 or 2 week retreat or a longer-term study and practice commitment. My two recommendations here would be:

  • The 5-month mostly at-home Dharma Ocean program called “Meditating with the Body”. This was the first important program that I committed to, in 2006, and it is absolutely incredible! I couldn’t recommend it more. If I could only recommend one thing, this program would be it. You can find all the details here:
    Meditating with the Body, USA
    Meditating with the Body, Europe
  • The Winter Meditation Intensive. You can attend 1, 2, 3 or 4 weeks:
    Winter Meditation Intensive

4. Go deep

In this fourth stage you might be ready to really plunge in, “get married”. Depending on your past meditation experience, you might be ready for one of these options:

May this page with resources be of benefit to you and many other people.

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