Tibetan Dream Yoga

21 Sep

Tibetan Dream Yoga Resources

Choegyal Namkhai Norbu, author of Dream Yoga and the Practice of Natural Light, Revised (2002) was born in 1938 in Derghe, in Eastern Tibet and was recognised at birth as the reincarnation of a noted exponent of the Dzogchen tradition. Notwithstanding his youth, he was already well known by the end of the 1950s as a person with a profound knowledge of the Dzogchen teachings and also as a spiritual teacher. His fame, in India and in Tibet was such that...

21 Sep

Tibetan Dream Yoga Instructions

Under all conditions during the day, hold to the concept that all things are of the substance of dreams and that you must realize their true nature. Evans-Wentz, trans.,The Yoga of the Dream State, The Yoga of the Six Doctrines • Visualize and meditate on the Tibetan syllable “ah,” in the center of your body. • Keep your awareness on it while you are falling asleep. • Associate the visual letter with the sound “ahhh.” • You will fall asleep with virtually full awareness. • This...

21 Sep

Lucid Dreaming In Tibetan Dream Yoga

The initial aim of Tibetan Dream Yoga is to awaken while dreaming. The next aim is to master the state by exercising complete control over it by: • Flying and shape shifting into other creatures • Meeting with other sentient beings • Visiting different places, planes and lokas (worlds) Once one has learned to control themselves and what occurs within the dream state, monks use this state to deepen their spiritual practice as an aid to the attainment of enlightenment. These include: • Communicating with...

21 Sep

Dalai Lama on the Clear Light

“According to Dam-tsik-dor-jay, a Mongolian from Kalka, when the [tantric] view of the Great Perfection is taught, it also is divided into two categories, objective and subjective. The former can be understood in the vocabulary of the New Translation Schools [Kagyud, Sakya, & Gelug], just explained, as the objective clear light, that is to say, as emptiness which is the object of a wisdom consciousness. In the Great Perfection [tantras of the Nyingma school,] the term ‘view’ most frequently refers...

21 Sep

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 the dream state. First, the individual must become lucid or wake up in the dream state. Second, the dreamer must overcome all fear of the contents of...