The Tibetan Yogas Of Dream And Sleep by Tenzin WangyalIf we cannot carry our practice into sleep, Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche writes. If we lose ourselves every night, what chance do we have to be aware when death comes? Look to your experience in dreams to know how you will fare in death. Look to your experience of sleep to discover whether or not you are truly awake.
This book gives detailed instructions for dream yoga, including foundational practices done during the day. In the Tibetan tradition, the ability to dream lucidly is not an end in itself, rather it provides and additional context in which one can engage in advanced and effective practices to achieve liberation.
Dream yoga is followed by sleep yoga, also known as the yoga of clear light. It is a more advanced practice, similar to the most secret Tibetan practices. The goal is to remain aware during deep sleep when the gross conceptual mind and the operation of the senses cease. Most Westerners do not even consider this depth of awareness a possibility, yet it is well known in Tibetan Buddhist and Bon spiritual traditions.
The result of these practices is greater happiness and freedom in both our waking and dreaming states. The Tibetan Yogas of Dream and Sleep imparts powerful methods for progressing along the path to liberation.
The Tibetan Yogas of Dream and Sleep
He is the preserver of the Bon Buddhist Wisdom in the world. He'll talk about the ancient, Tibetan Buddhist practice of Dream Yoga that can be done in the dream state to encourage lucid dreaming. He will offer an exercise that you can try to have your own inner experience. If we cannot carry our practice into sleep, Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche explains, if we lose ourselves every night, what chance do we have to be aware when death comes? Look to your experience in dreams to know how you will fare in death. Look to your experience of sleep to discover whether or not you are truly awake.
Learn and practice from your own home, at your own schedule, with personal guidance from Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche. In this four-week workshop, students will explore and practice the ancient Bon Buddhist teachings of Tibetan dream yoga. The workshop provides detailed instruction for dream yoga practice, with discussions of the relationships between dreaming and waking and between dreaming and death. Rinpoche also will provide instructions for foundational practices done during the day and for the uses and methods of lucid dreaming. Learn more and view introductory video.
Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche. Venerable Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche was born in Amritsar , India , after his parents had to flee from their homeland. Since the age of 13, he has studied and practiced with important masters of both Bon and Buddhist Lineages. He attained the Tibetan doctorate degree of Geshe in Upon graduation, H. From he was awarded a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to conduct research on the logical and philosophical aspects of the Bon Tradition. He travels extensively and has established centres in Europe, the U.