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Ti-ti wrote:I agree Tom. I normally have about 1 lucid dream a week and dream recall of about 3 dreams a night. I've been doing the night practices of both Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche and ChNN for some time (eg. Multiplying dream elements, changing them to see their lack of reality, etc)... I've had some really luminous non-dual, clear light dream experiences too that were amazing... Just wanted to add a new practice to my arsenal of night time tools!
Ti-ti wrote:For any Dream Yoga practitioners in here... wondering if anyone has had any experience practicing Guru Yoga in the dream state?
I had a non-lucid dream a little over a month ago that was very similar to one of the Vajrasattva purification visualization methods (which strangely enough, I had never practiced in waking life before and only came upon afterwards). Since then, I've been trying to induce a Guru Yoga session lucidly with no luck.
It occurs to me guru yoga is perfect for practicing in the dream state, where you don't have to work to visualize the Buddhas or their mandalas.
I've been doing the standard dream yoga induction visualizations and trying to fall asleep on the mantra of a specific Buddha (eg. Vajrasattva, Green Tara) or the image of my own teacher, but no success yet (I'm in a lucid dreaming dry spell this month for some reason).
Anyway! Would love to hear your techniques for practicing guru yoga in the dream state