duckfiasco wrote:I've been reading through "The Tibetan Yogas of Dream and Sleep" by Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche.
I was wondering if doing this kind of dream yoga, i.e. with the four basic visualizations during the night of the chakras and the tiglés, is something you can try on your own to see if you want to explore it further?
Or is this the kind of thing that you need explicit direction from a teacher, e.g. you have to decide beforehand this is what you want to do and seek guided instruction.
I've been especially struck by the dream-like quality of waking experience lately, and interested in making better use of so much time spent asleep.
dimeo wrote:Hopefully someone can tell me if I'm off the mark here, but perhaps there's an idea that if we learn to see dreams as somewhat like life and life like a dream, then a whole new realm of potential possibility opens up to us. When in the teachings and sutras, there's teachings about 'emptiness' (shunyata) instead of it meaning the idea of 'nothing', another translation is 'potential' and 'openness'.
Quite typically a person will have a rather fixed idea in the mind toward perception of what is "true" and "real". With dream yoga perhaps this begins to change in daily life as well and we can learn to better see the open potential all around us?
Sherab Dorje wrote:During the webcast he was asked a similar question and ha answered quite clearly that the practice definitely requires instruction from a teacher. I have received a different (simpler) practice from a Kagyu lama and I guarantee you that the results can be quite disconcerting. Best to have the support and instruction of a teacher on this one.
Virgo wrote:Yes, in the book Rinpoche says it is OK.
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