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Mahamudra for the Modern World: An Unprecedented Training Course in the Pinnacle Teachings of Tibetan Buddhism | [Reginald A. Ray]

Mahamudra for the Modern World: An Unprecedented Training Course in the Pinnacle Teachings of Tibetan Buddhism

What if you could learn the ultimate teachings of Tibetan Buddhism as they were meant to be received - guided every step of the way by an experienced master? This practice, known as Mahamudra or "The Great Revelation", was once taught only to elite students in secluded monasteries and cloisters. Now Dr. Reginald Ray has created an unprecedented audio learning course to make this profoundly transformative path available to listeners everywhere, with Mahamudra for the Modern World.
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What if you could learn the ultimate teachings of Tibetan Buddhism as they were meant to be received - guided every step of the way by an experienced master? This practice, known as Mahamudra or "The Great Revelation", was once taught only to elite students in secluded monasteries and cloisters.

Now renowned teacher Dr. Reginald Ray has created an unprecedented audio learning course to make this profoundly transformative path available to listeners everywhere, with Mahamudra for the Modern World. This program features meditations and insights never before available to a general audience.

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    Don Laconia, NH, United States 08-24-12
    Don Laconia, NH, United States 08-24-12 Member Since 2009
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    "essence of paying attention to your own awareness"

    Reggie is a man of great sincerity and honesty. I am not a part of their meditation group, just so you know. This is the best deal you will ever find in an audiobook. That is if you are looking to explore your inner self and your connection to the Universe in a more intimate way.
    The big difference between this and a regular book is that this is his voice telling you in detail about the age long practices of this unique meditation style. And the other aspect is he guides you through the practices, which takes you to levels you probably wouldn't go on your own. Listening to a voice that comes from true experience resonates into your inner self and you just let go and ...... well you go to a wondrous place, where the little you is not so important any more.
    One hint that I would share is when you get to each practice, mark down the time and place to relocate it again easily. You will want to do some of the exercises many times before moving on. And another part of you will want to listen to his insightful lectures on the practices and the workings of this beautiful science and you will want to listen to it like a book. Of course whatever works for each person is the ideal, but I found it helpful to stop and do the practices of the meditation and dive into it to see the effect on my life before I listened to too much more. That worked the best for me.
    In case people hesitate to get this thinking it may conflict with their current meditation or religious practices, don't let it bother you, it will only help what your spiritual life is already like. I have meditated regularly for decades and have used breath work for the same amount of time, and this teaching only enhanced it. More like Universal depth psychology, with the natural opening of Mystical aspect that we all taste but don't hang long enough to digest or work with.
    Wish you the same fun and tenderness that I found in savoring this gift from Reggie,and the lineage.

    44 of 44 people found this review helpful
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    Four Tusk Njoku Philadelphia, PA 08-19-12
    Four Tusk Njoku Philadelphia, PA 08-19-12 Member Since 2010

    Njoku. I am an elephant with four tusks. I love audio books because I spend a lot of time commuting and it is better than radio. I am not so much into novels. I like discourses on meditation and buddhism above all, and other self improvement stuff. I would do humor as well.

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    "One of the best"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I only say one of the best because it is possible thea there is something better


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    This is not for listening in one sitting. You have to practice. It is not for listening in your car, except the lecture parts. This is a profound course in meditation. It addresses in significant detail some of the issues that people have when they meditate. How do you align your body; what are these odd feelings and thoughts and distractions. Why am I not getting to the ultimate source? Why is my technique so inconsistent? How do I deal with pain and discomfort. This system handles all of these in detail from the beginning.

    If you are serious about meditation, follow this course, because it is a course and keep repeating it until you are a profound meditator, connected to the tap root of the universe. I have been looking for a course like this for a long time and finally found it.

    If you are serious about spiritual growth, this is the way to go, and Audible subscribers get the whole thing at a very special price.


    Any additional comments?

    If one is not ready to commit, do not bother. This is advanced material.

    28 of 28 people found this review helpful
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    Linda Jacksonville, Florida, United States 02-05-13
    Linda Jacksonville, Florida, United States 02-05-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Profound teaching that can change your life"

    I am a veteran of audiobooks on meditation and spiritual matters but this teaching was a game changer for me. It does require attention and time for the meditation practices but don't let that discourage you. Also, don't feel like you have to be a master meditator either though I recommend you have at least some meditation experience.

    I was skeptical that I would have time to fit the practices into my busy life but I thought I could at least listen to the lectures. After listening for awhile, I was very drawn to the teachings and made the meditation practices my priority. The meditations and lessons deeply changed me and I am grateful I came across this audiobook.

    Words cannot express the difference this course can make in your life, I highly recommend you give it a try.

    16 of 16 people found this review helpful
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    Sara USA 06-29-14
    Sara USA 06-29-14 Member Since 2008

    I work to keep my reviews free of plot spoilers. I hate reviews that tell you the whole story. That said, I do love reading reviews!

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    "A Truly Amazing Recording"

    This is an unbelievable recording to have gotten from Audible for one credit! Hours and hours (over 36 hours) of instruction on meditation and Tibetan Buddhism. Really an enormous collection of information that needs to be taken in small doses--in my opinion. I try and listen each day and follow the instructions during quiet times. This isn't a book to be plowed through or listened to on the go. Not the thing to hear while driving or doing other things. It demands full attention. Definitely worth the time it takes to listen. Highly recommended if you are ready to take the next step in meditation instruction at home and at your own pace. I go back and listen to various parts many times. Something not possible at a retreat. An excellent way to have something close to a retreat experience while never leaving home.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Marc Kailua-Kona, HI, United States 11-03-13
    Marc Kailua-Kona, HI, United States 11-03-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Fire Re-Kindled"

    I have practiced for some time in another tradition. I have since moved on from that particular path and have been looking for something re-spark my connection to inner work. I am only interested in something that brings direct experience and not layered with other prerequisites or leaps of faith that contradict common sense and verifiable experience. I have been listening to this series and am only about a fifth of the way through but have found it to be all that I have been looking for and more. Ray is direct, humble, knowledgeable, sincere, and articulate in his delivery. I have indeed found my fire to be rekindled. Thanks.
    I saw another review asking about a tracks list, I don't have an answer to that but something I found helpful was the Audible app in my iPhone allowed me to bookmark places and add a note. So, for example, I could bookmark the place where the vase breathing technique is described, label it, and go back to the exact spot whenever I want.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Katherine Katsenis Los Angeles, CA 09-28-13
    Katherine Katsenis Los Angeles, CA 09-28-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Unbelievable that Ray Exists!"
    Would you listen to Mahamudra for the Modern World again? Why?

    Yes. It is not possible to absorb all the details Ray gives you. It is imperative to listen several times.You cannot just listen to this CD passively. You need to have a good chair, a quiet room. You need to tell the others in your household not to bother you. Some lectures are an hour long, and you cannot really break it up. You have to be willing to give Ray a lot of effort and time.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Ray is a tremendous leader. He has a great voice and an excellent vocabulary. He explains the procedures of sitting and breathing very well. It is as good as you can get without having your own teacher right with you.


    What does the narrator bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    This does not apply to this.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I think the entire CD is moving. Ray tells you about a way of living that many people have not heard about. It is breathtaking and emotionally riveting. You will never be the same after taking this class!


    Any additional comments?

    Thank you to R. Ray for taking the time to mete all this information out in a way that Westerners can understand. You are truly an older soul! You have changed my life in ways even I am not sure I understand.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Ellen COLORADO SPRINGS, CO, United States 08-16-12
    Ellen COLORADO SPRINGS, CO, United States 08-16-12 Member Since 2008
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    "Beware! Not what I expected."
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    When I purchased this title, it wasn't clear to me from the description that it was primarily instruction on meditation--hours and hours of instruction on meditation. If this is what someone desires, it is well done. Much of the recording is silence as the listener is taught various meditation practices. I liked the narrator's voice and style of presenting the material, but this type of audio book was not at all what I was expecting and not what I wanted for the type of listening I do (e.g., useless while driving).

    45 of 52 people found this review helpful
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    Timothy B Rose Crozet, VA, US 12-19-13
    Timothy B Rose Crozet, VA, US 12-19-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Life Changing"
    What did you love best about Mahamudra for the Modern World?

    What I love the best is that even with the very first meditation, I understood something I had never fully understood before ... a realization that is truly life changing!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Reginald, and his voice, the perfect teacher.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Ryan CORPUS CHRISTI, TX, United States 07-26-13
    Ryan CORPUS CHRISTI, TX, United States 07-26-13 Member Since 2012
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    "How can I get track list with description?"
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    Just started listening to this book. So far really enjoying it. I would like to know how I can get a track list with descriptions. I do a lot of driving and want to listen to lectures while driving and save meditations for when I am at home.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    MMore LAS VEGAS, NV, United States 03-15-14
    MMore LAS VEGAS, NV, United States 03-15-14
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    "priceless for meditators, so glad I bought it"
    Would you listen to Mahamudra for the Modern World again? Why?

    Every day! The guided meditations are fantastic. I feel so blessed that this came into my life.. This is a synthesis of a lifetime of study, practice, and teaching. Reggie Ray is a wonderful teacher.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Doesn't pertain.


    Which character – as performed by the narrator – was your favorite?

    Doesn't pertain.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Doesn't pertain.


    Any additional comments?

    Tremendous spiritual guidance, buy it. Wish audible would have different reviewing options for fiction and non-fiction.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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