Somatic Descent

  • by Reginald A. Ray
  • Narrated by Reginald A. Ray
  • 13 hrs and 19 mins
  • Speech

Publisher's Summary

Engaging the Body as Your Source of Infinite Knowing
Most of us sense that our bodies contain uncommon intelligence - we "feel it in our bones" or notice it in our "gut instincts". But is there something far vaster here waiting to be experienced? With Somatic Descent, you are invited to tune in to the natural wisdom of your body, refine and amplify it, and explore it fully.
In this program pioneering teacher Dr. Reggie Ray presents a fascinating audio program on this rich dimension of Tibetan Buddhism: how to go beyond the veil of the thinking mind to tap the wondrous yet wholly trustworthy domain of your body.
Beyond Basic Mindfulness and into the Empowering Realms of the Soma
For those who've worked with basic breath- and body-based meditations, this course will be a revelation: step-by-step guidance into some of the most transformative and powerful experiences charted by Buddhism's vast maps of consciousness.
Drawing on decades of teaching and scholarship, Reggie Ray shares a curriculum of practices and insights to access the deepest knowing enfolded in the soma, the landscape of your physical body and the source of immediate and greatest fulfillment.
With him you will learn how your body is a field of infinite wisdom, the origins of somatic descent practices and how they transform us on both the neurological and nonphysical levels, many meditations for connecting with and embracing the soma, and how to integrate these profound changes into your daily life.
Highlights include:


Your body as the field of infinite knowing
How to explore the wisdom of the soma
Yin breathing, connecting with the earth, and many other guided practices
Over 13 hours of investigation into the somatic dimensions of awakening

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

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Great meditation guide

I love Reggie Ray. He has a pretty unique approach which speaks to me a lot. I highly recommend this book is you're dabbling in meditation or if you've tried other approaches and want a fresh view. He has the perfect audio book voice too.
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- D. J. Johnson

Authentic, profound, valuable

Reginald Ray sets out a journey with profoundly transformative potential. There are many in this field and few I trust and feel are authentic teachers rather than seekers of attention. There is very little of what I'd call speudo-science in this sequence of discussion and guided meditations (there is a bit) and a great deal of wisdom is passed on from a lifetime's study and practice, including learning from (by his own admission) his own mistakes. Not all of this works for me: there are steps I struggle with (some of the out of body visualisation was a step too far) and as it's set out as a sequence I found myself uncertain as to whether it was worth pursuing or if, having 'failed' (to my mind) to do what I felt was being asked, the rest of the journey was futile. I believe not and that there is value to be found in doing what one can and observing and not judging what one can't. The ideas put forward by Reginald Ray do not disparage other religions, or secular beliefs but explore every-day experiences of our existence and values and the way our minds work. Accessible. Wise. Worthy of close attention and reflection.
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- BRizzleBen

Book Details

  • Release Date: 18-10-2016
  • Publisher: Sounds True