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Neil McKinlay

Neil McKinlay is a Senior Teacher within the Dharma Ocean lineage. A longtime student of Reggie Ray, Neil draws from his training in the tradition of Chogyam Trungpa to emphasize the accessibility and relevance of meditation in the modern world. Seeing the spiritual journey as an inherent part of the human journey, his teaching style is immediate and personal, always affirming the dignity and wholeness of our lives as they are. Neil's website is http://www.neilmckinlay.com/.

Meditations that Heal the Heart

Both our being and the cosmos long to heal; to be whole. According to Buddhism’s bodhichitta tradition, when we open the human heart, this longing is expressed as a transformative warmth - warmth capable of bringing healing to ourselves, others, and this world. Using the Meditating with the Body practices of Reggie Ray, this workshop will guide us into our unique physical incarnation and welcome the heart’s potent tenderness into our lives. Same weekend as Meditations that Uncover Our Lives.

Meditations that Settle the Mind

An unsettled mind - bouncing, restless, ever-active - is perhaps the most pervasive marker of this modern era. In cultivating a more intimate relationship with the body, we begin to counter this tendency. Developing our innate capacity to rest in the body, we find our mind naturally settles, naturally opens to and welcomes all experience. Using the Meditating with the Body practices of Reggie Ray, this workshop guides us into connection with the body and with the well-being and ease that awaits there. Same weekend as Meditations that Welcome the Earth.

Meditations that Uncover Our Lives

The life we yearn for - a life marked by clarity, sensitivity, and connection - awaits each of us. Beneath the distraction of ever-active minds, this life waits in the immediacy of the body. Through developing our capacity to rest in somatic experience, we discover that all we want and need is right here. Using the Meditating with the Body practices of Reggie Ray, this workshop guides us into the body and allows us to uncover the richness that awaits. Same weekend as Meditations that Heal the Heart.

Meditations that Welcome the Earth

The human journey is fundamentally embodied. It is in and through the body that our full humanity is revealed. In its deepest expression, this body is nothing other than the earth herself. Awakening to our lives thus requires opening to and receiving the earth’s presence. Using the Meditating with the Body practices of Reggie Ray, this workshop guides us into our unique physical incarnation and welcome the Great Mother more fully into both our spiritual practice and our lives. Same weekend as Meditations that Settle the Mind.