It is clear that the time for the emergence of Spirit’s next step is now, and that the emergence of a World Spirituality is an evolutionary step in human history. Our complimentary dialogue series, Spirit’s Next Move, brings together leading-edge integral thinkers, teachers, and scholars from all the great traditions to chart the principles and practices of a sustainable World Spirituality.
In this week’s innovative dialogue, Reggie Ray, a long-time teacher of Tibetan Buddhism, and Mariana Caplan, author and co-founder of the Center for World Spirituality consider the application of Tibetan Buddhist practice for the Western practitioner of spirituality and the benefits and challenges of applying Eastern practices to the Western psyche. They also consider the importance of accessing consciousness within the body and integrating body-consciousness when envisioning a World Spirituality. If you’re interested in the relationship of Tibetan Buddhism to World Spirituality, this audio dialogue is for you.
World Spirituality and Tibetan Buddhism with Reggie Ray and Mariana Caplan
|Dr. Reginald “Reggie” Ray brings us four decades of study and intensive meditation practice within the Tibetan Buddhist tradition as well as a special gift for applying it to the unique problems, inspirations, and spiritual imperatives of modern people. He currently resides in Crestone, Colorado, where he is President and Spiritual Director of the Dharma Ocean Foundation, a non-profit educational organization dedicated to the practice, study and preservation of the teachings of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and the practice lineage he embodied.Mariana Caplan, PhD, is a psychotherapist, professor of yogic and transpersonal psychologies, and the author of seven books in the fields of psychology and spirituality, including the forthcoming: The Guru Question: The Perils and Awards of Choosing a Spiritual Teacher and the seminal Halfway Up the Mountain: the Error of Premature Claims to Enlightenment. Her recent release, Eyes Wide Open: Cultivating Discernment on the Spiritual Path, won five national awards for best spiritual book of 2010.|