Embodied Presence-

A Spiritual Memoir 


The book is filled with wisdom teachings brought to life by Terry’s personal experiences.

Her path to awakening started with a kundalini experience through a waking up yoga practice followed by shattering crash and then coming into being more grounded.  
This is an in depth look at somatic mindfulness practice, helping people understand the difference between thinking about our bodies to being embodied and pointing how to move from mental constructs to actual living bodily experience.


Here is what people are saying…

"Wonderful, engaging content that goes right to the marrow of being human. Terry Ray’s beautiful book is both a vibrant invitation to awakening and a trustworthy guide on the path."


Tara Brach, Author of Radical Acceptance and True Refuge.


“A beautiful and inspiring memoir of a life in the dharma with all that it entails.” 


Joseph Goldstein,  co-founder of the Insight Meditation Society, author of One Dharma and The Experience of Insight.


"Terry Ray's memoir, Embodied Presence, is highly personal and truth filled. It conveys something essential about the experience of a whole generation of western seekers who turned to eastern teachings for guidance. I enjoyed reading this book immensely."


Sharon Salzberg, author of Lovingkindness and Real Happiness.


“Terry Ray’s luminous book brings us to the heart of our own immediate embodied experience through breath, mindfulness, and feeling.  It is a gift!”


Judith Simmer-Brown, Dakini’s Warm Breath:  The Feminine Principle in Tibetan Buddhism, and Naropa University founding faculty member.



“Terry Ray speaks with a clear, heartfelt voice of compassion bringing alive the power of embodied presence. She describes the impact of Sensory Awareness practice with vivid clarity and simplicity; helping to make it accessible in direct and meaningful ways so that more people can benefit from it and wake up to the gift of their lives.”


 Lee Klinger Lesser, Sensory Awareness Leader and Co-founder of Veteran's Path.

 “Terry’s wonderful book is not simply an account of her life but an invitation to enter into a conversation with our own experience and with the mysterious “process of life’s unfolding.” Skillfully weaving together the strands of life’s often bewildering turn of events with her profound grasp of Sensory Awareness and the teachings of the Buddha, her memoir, like life, transcends techniques to create an engaging tapestry of a life well lived. I wholeheartedly endorse it.”


 Stefan Laeng-Gilliatt,  Executive Director of the Sensory Awareness Foundation.

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