What is Tibetan Dream Yoga?

In Tibetan Yoga and Secret Doctrines (Evans-Wentz, trans., London: Oxford University Press, 1935) dream yoga is one of six subtypes of yoga elaborated by the Tibetan guru Marpa and passed down by his well-known disciple Milarepa. The practice has a number of steps, which permit the individual to gradually gain increasing amounts of control in … Read more

What Is Clear Light?

The mind is empty of mind; For the mind’s nature is clear light. Astasahasrika prajñaparamita sutra In Tibetan Dream Yoga the Clear Light is “The subtlest level of mental activity (mind), which continues with no beginning and no end, without any break, even during death and even into Buddhahood. It is individual and constitutes the … Read more

What Is Enlightenment?

So, why aren’t you enlightened? You’ve read the books, you’ve gone to workshops, you’ve learned and practiced meditation. Let’s look at the standard answers to this question and show why they are non-answers. We will then look at how your barriers to enlightenment probably lie  in what your understanding of enlightenment is and is not. … Read more