When we dream that we are dreaming, we are at the point of awakening
Learn the ancient Tibetan art of Dream Yoga to develop lucidity in the dream state and enhance min
When we dream that we are dreaming, we are at the point of awakening Learn the ancient Tibetan art of Dream Yoga to develop lucidity in the dream state and enhance mindfulness in your waking life. While waking meditation has become popular in recent years, working with sleep and dreams is equally valuable which can also result in greater awareness in our waking world. Rather than habits governing our behaviour or karmic traces, a calm and clear existence can be achieved. It offers an opportunity to use our sleep time to awaken our consciousness to the dream state and cultivate self-awareness and happiness in our everyday life.
Benefits of Dream Yoga
Often before we go to sleep we think about our day and focus on the negative things that happened or think about our ‘to do’ list. In the morning we wake up exhausted and tired because of poor quality of sleep. Subconsciously our time has been spent looking at our ‘to do list’ and our failure to do it! When we awaken our bodies ache and often we feel depressed or have little enthusiasm for life. Yet with clear preparation and attention before we go to sleep the entire night can be used as a deep meditation. Our waking life is equally enhanced as we find that we are increasingly protected from being carried away by the habitual emotional reactions that draw us into distraction and unhappiness. Dream yoga can instead develop the positive traits that lead to happiness and support us on in our spiritual journey
This course offers an opportunity to receive precious teachings from the great Siddha- H.H. Gangri Karma Rinpoche and to receive the transformative power of the rare and precious tradition of Martsang Kagyu. To gain a deep understanding of dream yoga, teachings are given in stages. This allows dedicated individuals to gradually gain insightful knowledge. Commitment and dedication to the practice are essential to achieving success. Step by step instructions are given so the desired goal of increasing control in the dream state can be accomplished at the correct pace Although some of the advanced dream yoga techniques should only be engaged in under the guidance of a qualified teacher, there are many techniques that can be practised on your own.
“I am delighted to be able to attend Rinpoche’s teachings. The courses are excellent and each time I meet Rinpoche and yourself, as well as others at the teachings, it helps me to feel supported in my efforts and my practice. The Dream Yoga teaching was practical, straightforward teaching of techniques and their potential, it was also considerate and patient. It is made very clear, that to learn a technique and develop it, is a skill which requires application and practice to master. Rinpoche teaches with great kindness and compassion and I feel that he makes everyone feel comfortable. The time for questions and answers was very valuable.”
“While waking meditation has become popular in recent years, working with sleep and dreams is equally valuable, which can also result in greater awareness in our waking world. We were all most fortunate to receive teachings from the great siddha, H.H. Gangri Karma Rinpoche. A wonderful translator was employed, who in turn clearly communicated Rinpoche’s teaching to the group. Skillfully delivered, these teachings helped us all understand how practicing dream yoga can help us achieve a calm and clear mind. It was a wonderful opportunity to understand how we can use our sleep time to awaken our consciousness to the dream state and cultivate self-awareness and happiness in our everyday lives. Dream yoga is one of the Six Yogas of Naropa, an advanced tantric teaching. This practice not only helps us transcend a limited view of the world but a limited view of ourselves. It can also help us achieve one of the main purposes of Buddhism. To regain our presence, awareness and consciousness. The knowledge gained was invaluable.”