Visitors and New Members
Tuesday nights are open to you, visitors and new meditators. These nights are also attended by sangha members. It's a great night for you to ask questions and become familiar with this group. After some time you may feel a strong connection with what's offered here and want to really be part of the community, the "sangha". At that point you can talk to Sean about joining the Sunday night gatherings.
We structure our schedule this way to foster an environment that allows deep exploration of personal experience in a place of friendship, familiarity, respect and safety. This is similar to the feel of an extended group retreat; very powerful and supportive.
Before your first visit, please take some time to review our Orientation Guide.
New to meditation? Try at home by listening to these talks, then come practice with our group and bring your questions too!
Our Schedule and Location
We meet at Mayu Sanctuary on 1804 S. Pearl St. in Denver on Sunday and Tuesday nights, please see the link below for specific start times.
Please click here for specific details about each evening, as sometimes there's a specific teaching or practice being introduced.
We are a sangha, a community of people who train in meditation as the primary method for waking up to one's genuine life. Our path is based in Vajrayana Buddhism, specifically
the tradition of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche as passed on by his student Reggie Ray. The group is mentored by Sean McNamara, a long-time student of Reggie.
Our Sunday and Tuesday classes are designed so that anyone with any level of experience can attend, and learn methods that are accessible and easy to bring back to one's daily practice. We offer guided meditation evenings as well as classes in the foundation of Buddha-dharma. We draw upon the Hinayana, Mahayana, and Vajrayana (Mahamudra) for our practice and study.
Those who are seeking a long-term relationship with a community and a teacher, and who see the spiritual path as a life-long journey will find those resources here. Just like sailing a ship needs a rudder to ensure one lands at the intended destination, training with a lineage and receiving prescibed personal guidance at specific stages of the path ensures fruition of your journey.
The dharma, or "Buddhism", isn't something that can be memorized intellectually and then "figured out". Rather, it's the slow, constant unfolding of truth and love through one's life with the support and feedback of a guide and a community of fellow practitioners. In Dharma Ocean Denver one will find an environment of friendship, healing, relaxation, and support - and serious meditation training.
If you'd like a reading resource to learn about our path, we recommend Reggie Ray's works "Indestructible Truth", "Secret of the Vajra World", and "Touching Enlightenment". We also highly recommend texts by Chogyam Trungpa such as "Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism", "The Heart of the Buddha", and "The Path is the Goal".
If you are curious about what we have to offer, come check us out! Visitors are always welcome.