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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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.
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.
I only say one of the best because it is possible thea there is something better
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.
If one is not ready to commit, do not bother. This is advanced material.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This does not apply to this.
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!
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.
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).
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.
The author pauses frequently. This was distracting to me. Additionally, the content didn't seem well organized. I'm not sure if it was intended to teach me about the Tibetan practice or how to do the Tibetan practice. If it was to teach me about the practice, I did not feel like the information was building, and I became confused more than once. If it was supposed to teach me how to practice, even after 2 hours of listening the author either never started the exercises or the exercises were to implicit for me to tell he was doing one.
This book had good reviews from others, combined with purported length and the asking price (without member credit) it seemed like it should be a one stop shop and a good value.
Pauses and varies the speed of delivery a lot.
I don't think this question is applicable to the programs format.
I'm going to try to return. I'm going to see if there are some better performances for books on Zen Buddhism.
A less monotone dreary narrator
Extreme disappointment and concern for others
On the spiritual path a little inspiration is needed. I'm concerned for someone who might be depressed or someone looking for inspiration and joy. This guy has the nerve to talk about narcissism while talking for 6 hours and never sharing the many writings on the Mahamudra from historic teachers. Its just nonstop monotone deeply uninspiring dribble. Frightfully dull. And I have to say I am not the type of person who writes a review on anything. But this was a crime on so many levels. Realizing that most things in life are subjective, I can't imagine how this could help anyones practice.
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