June 24 & July 1, 2023 with Geshe Dangsong Namgyal
During this course, Geshe Dangsong Namgyal will teach and guide us in one of the most important teachings of the Tibetan Bön Buddhist tradition.
It is said that the practice of dream yoga deepens our awareness during all our experience: the dreams of the night, the dream-like experience of the day, and the bardo experiences after death. Indeed, the practice of dream yoga is a powerful tool of awakening, used for hundreds of years by the great masters of the Tibetan traditions. Unlike in the Western psychological approach to dreams, the ultimate goal of Tibetan dream yoga is the recognition of the nature of mind or enlightenment itself.
This course from the Bön Mother Tantra is designed for those just beginning the practice as well as experienced practitioners wishing to deepen their practice of dream yoga. Geshe Namgyal will discuss the relationships between dream and waking, and dream and death. He will instruct us in the “four preparations” for sleep and the uses and methods of lucid dreaming. The “clear light” practices of sleep yoga will also be introduced as well as supportive practices related to the goddesses (khandros) of dream and sleep.
“The purpose of these practices is to integrate lucidity and flexibility with every moment of life and to let go of the heavily conditioned way we have of ordering reality, of making meaning, of being trapped in delusion.”
Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche
The Berkeley Alembic
2820 Seventh St, Berkeley, CA 94710
Date/Time: Saturdays, June 24 & July 1, 2023
10 am - 11:30 am pacific time
Cost: Registration: $40/course
(INCLUDED IN 'FRIENDS' program)
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