Tibetan Dream Yoga

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Tibetan Dream Yoga

Postby Mikeliegler » Tue Apr 09, 2013 1:15 pm

Hello everyone I'm needed help finding those who maybe practice or have an interest in Tibetan Dream Yoga for discussions on the topic.

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Re: Tibetan Dream Yoga

Postby Nosta » Tue Apr 09, 2013 9:55 pm

I am interested on the subject, but to be honest, since I have a bad sleep, Tibetan Yoga may not be the best for me. In order to do some practices you need to wake in the middle of the night (so you can induce Lucid Dreaming), and since I am always tired during the day, I must think twice on the subject.


Anyway, Tibetan Yoga is something that atracts me a lot, exploring the world of dreams.

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Re: Tibetan Dream Yoga

Postby CrawfordHollow » Wed Apr 10, 2013 3:04 am

If you search www.archive.org for B. Allan Wallace and dream yoga, you will find a whole, week long retreat that he gave in Australia on the subject. If you are patient and listen to the whole thing, you will learn much, not just about dream yoga, but about Dharma as a whole and western science and philosophy. It really is incredible. It is pretty tucked away, so it you have a hard time finding it let me know and I will get the actual address.

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Re: Tibetan Dream Yoga

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Re: Tibetan Dream Yoga

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Re: Tibetan Dream Yoga

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Re: Tibetan Dream Yoga

Postby Motova » Fri Apr 12, 2013 11:16 pm

I have two books on the topic:

The Tibetan Yogas of Dream and Sleep by Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche

Dream Yoga and the Practice of Natural Light by Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

I'd recommend both books, they were both fascinating reads. It's still very useful for the uninitiated who want to increase their lucid dreaming abilities. Dreams for me have certainly become much more insightful and interesting thanks to these books.

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Re: Tibetan Dream Yoga

Postby Nosta » Sat Apr 13, 2013 2:13 pm

I give the same advice, these are interesting books!

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Re: Tibetan Dream Yoga

Postby Roland » Sat Apr 13, 2013 5:47 pm

I'm glad this thread was created. :applause:

I used to spontaneously lucid dream and in one case, I had a lucid dream every night that was a continuation of the dream the night before. This went on for a while. I used to say 3 months, but I am now questioning that memory, as it was a long time ago. But at one point it stopped occurring and I was never able to lucid dream after that. In addition to that, I've had many other strange experiences (but I don't want stray too far from the topic at hand) associated with sleeping and this has increased my interest in these subjects.

The timing of this post is perfect because I've started recently to attempt to willfully induce lucid dreaming again and also wondered about Tibetan Dream Yoga and the connection between the two. While I've not yet read any books on Tibetan Dream Yoga, but will take the suggestions above, I have read into Stephen Laberge's research into lucid dreaming, particularly this book:



Which is a condensed version of this book:



One of the points I've found important and useful is the method by which to remember dreams contained in these books. It makes sense. One could be lucid in a dream but not remember the dream, so it wouldn't be of much use then. I've been able to remember at least 1 dream a night sometimes 2 or 3 at this point.

In the lucid dreaming and dream yoga retreat taught by Alan Wallace referenced above, he talks about Stephen Laberge's work, its connection with and as an introduction to dream yoga. I highly recommend listening to the 2nd audio file of the retreat. So far I've listened to the first 3 audio files and I will definitely be listening to the retreat in it's entirety (this will take a while!).

I look forward to any further discussion or insights others might have in these areas.

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Re: Tibetan Dream Yoga

Postby TaTa » Sun Apr 14, 2013 4:33 am

Funny that i have found this thread now that i have decided to explore the world of lucid dreaming and dream yoga. This last few months i have had spontaneous lucid dreams and now ive found some material on how tibetans use this skill for spiritual development. Thank you all for the material

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Re: Tibetan Dream Yoga

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Re: Tibetan Dream Yoga

Postby Mikeliegler » Sun Apr 14, 2013 9:18 am

Roland I was trying to quote you there. I don't know why it didn't work. I'm very new to posting.

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Re: Tibetan Dream Yoga

Postby Roland » Sun Apr 14, 2013 5:35 pm

That's OK!

I find Stephen Laberge's website interesting and useful. The link on that website "How to remember your dreams" is also contained within the condensed book to which I posted a link above. It is about how to develop dream recall, considered the first step to lucid dreaming.
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