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This is the New York City sangha of Dharma Ocean--a non-profit foundation headed by the noted practitioner and scholar, Dr. Reggie Ray. Dharma Ocean is dedicated to the practice, study and preservation of the teachings of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and the practice lineage he embodied. This sangha gathers to practice bodywork and meditation as presented by Dr. Ray, who was one of Trungpa Rinpoche's first students in North America. More information about Dharma Ocean can be found at www.dharmaocean.org.
The New York City sanga is led by senior teachers Tina LaGreca and Jake La Botz and periodic visiting and guest teachers.
Jake La Botz is a senior teacher in the Dharma Ocean meditation lineage and serves as co-director of Dharma Ocean New York. He has been practicing and studying meditation for fifteen years within the tradition of Chögyam Trungpa and has been a close student of Buddhist scholar and spiritual director of the Dharma Ocean Foundation, Reggie Ray, for over a decade. Professionally an actor, songwriter, and touring musician, Jake enjoys sharing the practices and view of embodied meditation with others wherever he goes in a personal and earthy way. For more info visit: www.dharmaocean.org - See more at: http://www.jakelabotz.com/meditation/#sthas...
Tina LaGreca has pursued an interest in many wisdom traditions, especially Buddhist psychology and thought, but it wasn't until she met Dr. Reggie Ray in 2005, and was introduced to the somatic meditation that he teaches, that she found a path which unlocks the way to the unfolding of our fullest humanity. Tina was formerly a high school teacher, an actor/singer and is now a psychotherapist in private practice in New York City, providing psychotherapy to individuals, couples and groups. She is also the co-director of Dharma Ocean of New York and is a certified meditation instructor in the Dharma Ocean Buddhist lineage.
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