“Read this book and be awakened throughout your whole body. The Practice of Pure Awareness reminds us that every last part of us is meant for joy, and our whole body is as vast as the cosmos.”—Adyashanti
“The Practice of Pure Awareness combines the precision and depth of a Tibetan Buddhist meditation master with the practicality and accessibility of a true American teacher. Reginald Ray’s guidance is thorough and utterly sound; from his descriptions of awakened nature to his finely detailed meditation instruction with the emphasis on deeply embodied awareness. A student in any meditative tradition will benefit from Ray’s instruction, encouragement, and practice.”—Diane Musho Hamilton, author of Everything Is Workable
“A brilliant synthesis of traditional Vajrayana wisdom and contemporary somatics teachings, The Practice of Pure Awareness shows us that the true doorway to the dharma is not through the endless examination of the contents of the mind but through the awakening of the felt presence of the body. This is not Buddhism Lite. It’s Buddhism Essential, and Reginald Ray presents step-by-step instructions that, taken to heart, can lead you to the depths of understanding that the historical Buddha insisted was all of our birthrights.”—Will Johnson, author of Aligned, Relaxed, Resilient and founder of The Institute for Embodiment Training
“Reginald Ray offers a clear, pragmatic, and systematic guide to liberation, particularly emphasizing the importance of the body in its various energy manifestations as a vehicle for ever-deepening understanding. His long immersion in Tibetan Vajrayana practices and his many years of experience guiding others has made this work an invaluable contribution to those walking on the path to greater freedom.”—Joseph Goldstein, author of Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Awakening
"In this book, Ray presents techniques for opening our eyes or, more accurately, our bodies, so that we can discover reality as it is, without ego's distortions."—Lion's Roar
DR. REGINALD "REGGIE" RAY is the cofounder and Spiritual Director of the Dharma Ocean Foundation, dedicated to the evolution and flowering of the somatic teachings of Tibetan Buddhism. He is a lineage holder in the tradition of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Reggie is the author of several books--including The Awakening Body, Indestructible Truth, and Secrets of the Vajra World--as well as and audio programs--including Mahamudra for the Modern World. He makes his residence in Crestone and Boulder, Colorado.