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The Tibetan Yogas of Dream and Sleep


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ISBN13: 9781559391016
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If 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 instruction 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 an 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 awake 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 yogas of dream and sleep are used in the Bon and Buddhist traditions of Tibet to attain liberation.

About the Author

Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, a lama in the Bön tradition of Tibet, presently resides in Charlottesville, Virginia. He is the founder and director of Ligmincha Institute, an organization dedicated to the study and practice of the teachings of the Bön tradition. He was born in Amritsar, India, after his parents fled the Chinese invasion of Tibet and received training from both Buddhist and Bön teachers, attaining the degree of Geshe, the highest academic degree of traditional Tibetan culture. He has been in the United States since 1991 and has taught widely in Europe and America.

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Taylor, November 11, 2010 (view all comments by Taylor)
This book provides what I would consider to be the best practices of lucid dreaming and dream practice. The author doesn't focus on the psychology of dreams, though he does provide some insights on what dreams can reveal about issues you're working on. Instead the focus of this book is on how the techniques can be used to help you release attachment to those issues and achieve a state of connection with the universe, without being drawn back to samsaric existence. It's a very good book to read, but an even better one to do the practices. I've started doing them and already noticed some positive results. I'd recommend this book for anyone interested in learning more about Dzogchen and for anyone who wants to use dream yoga for spiritual and physical well being.
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Dahlby, Mark
Dahlby, Mark
Rinpoche, Tenzin Wangyai
Rinpoche, Tenzin Wangyal
Wangyal, Tenzin
Snow Lion Publications
Ithaca, NY :
Sleep -- Religious aspects -- Bonpo (Sect)
Buddhism - General
General Religion
Yoga - Bon (Tibetan religion)
Dreams -- Religious aspects.
Religion Eastern-Buddhism
buddhism;dreams;yoga;meditation;lucid dreaming;sleep;dream yoga;religion;tibet
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