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A somatic training program to open your heart to the world.

There is no more powerful vehicle for knowing yourself and others than the human heart. For it is through the opening of the heart that we touch our own deepest experience, and come to connect with each other. In Awakening the Heart, Volume 1, Dr. Reggie Ray presents an in-depth somatic training curriculum designed to help us dismantle the walls around our hearts and dwell in bodhicitta (literally "awakened heart-mind").

Join Reggie for a progressive series of teachings and body-based meditations for rediscovering the vast and mysterious domain of the human heart - and accessing the depths of wisdom available within your body at this very moment. This is the path of bodhicitta, a compassionate commitment to be present to life and transform oneself in order to love everything that is in a way that is infinite and unconditional.

©2017 Reginald A. Ray (P)2017 Sounds True

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Highly recommended.

If you could sum up Awakening the Heart, Volume 1 in three words, what would they be?

Practical, effective, and transformational.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Awakening the Heart, Volume 1?

The guided meditations that I will listen to more than once.

Which scene was your favorite?

Not really applicable to this type of program.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I frequently experienced a warm-hearted reaction - just like the program promised.

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I have listened to all the programs by Reggie Ray on Audible. They are all brilliant and potentially life-changing. It is like all of these programs were leading to ‘Awakening the Heart’. I’ve been waiting for Reggie’s instructions on opening the heart, and the program does not disappoint.

I’m looking forward to Volume 2

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avoid

The first exercise in this book was good and useful, the rest were very abstract and whenever the author invites the listener to consider what they are feeling, he immediately tells them what they must be feeling. This comes across more as indoctrination than meditation. The whole book comes across as an advertisement for the authors "Lineage", to which he constantly refers in a way that make it sound like a cult.

If your concept of Buddhist philosophy is that people are inherently bad and need to fix themselves, this book is for you. If your concept of Buddhist philosophy is that people are inherently good and can use that inherent goodness to find perspective and understanding of their delusions and grow more skillful in life, skip this book.

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Pure bliss.

This wasn’t an audiobook, this was a profound experience of awakening to the truth of existence. I loved everything about it and can’t wait for the second part!

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Incredibly Helpful!

The guided practices were exactly what I’ve been needing and searching for. Especially later in the program with the heart-focused ones.

Such a brilliant, illuminating experience. Thank you Reggie!

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Vata Driven Meditation

This is perfect for my Vata dosha and Ousider Dharma type. Outstanding!
Thank you Reggie

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I deeply admire Dr. Reginald Ray. Thank you.

Thank you very much for this deep and precious teaching.
I am happily waiting the next Dharma Ocean online course.

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What a great teacher!

Dear Dr. Reginald Ray,
I’m eternally grateful for your teaching. Through this course, I have experienced the feelings that I had never thought they existed. I’ll listen and practice the program again and again as you suggested.
Thank you.

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  • 04-05-19

Best audiobook I’ve listened to, just half way through the programme and I love it. Well done reggie very beautiful.

I felt compelled to stop and just rate this book, it’s the best book I’ve listened to and I’ve done some good ones including tolle, daili, other zen masters but this is just great. Would love to learn more and hear more. As a pain sufferer this is Irving me some hope to finally find peace with it. God bless you and love to all. Brett

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  • roberta mcpherson
  • 03-10-21

transformative


What a great gift this book was to myself
Reggie's voice has such a high vibration
I'm on my 3rd read.

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  • john cooke
  • 08-27-19

totally worthwhile

a very well explained and guided experience into our hearts. For an experienced meditator or not, this practice is worthy for anybody.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-05-20

Sublime

One of the best meditation audio books that I have come across. - really wonderful and transformative.