Dreaming of Reality: Sleeping, Dreaming & Dying in Tibetan Buddhism

Join Lama Alan Wallace for a six-day retreat in which we explore ‘Sleeping, Dreaming & Dying in Tibetan Buddhism’ – teachings on lucid dreaming and dream yoga

About This Course

Modern scientific research into lucid dreaming draws a sharp distinction between the waking state and dreaming, and it has developed practical methods for inducing lucidity, namely, recognising that we are dreaming while we are dreaming. The ancient Buddhist contemplative tradition of dream yoga points out deep similarities between the waking and dreaming states, encouraging us to become lucid at all times, throughout life, the dying process, and the Bardo. To fully awaken to the nature of experience is to be a Buddha, an “Awakened One.” This is the ultimate aim of dream yoga.

During this retreat, recorded in 2019, Lama Alan Wallace discusses the connection between lucid dreaming and dream yoga, elucidating presentations of the dream-like nature of reality through all the schools of Buddhist philosophy, culminating in the Great Perfection. In addition, he teaches the daytime and nighttime practices of dream yoga.

What's Included

The Teacher

B. Alan Wallace is one of the world’s leading scholars, writers, and teachers of Tibetan Buddhism, and an outspoken advocate for a revolution in the mind sciences, one that will replace the current paradigm of materialist reductionism with a new paradigm based on contemplative methods of inquiry into the nature and potentials of the mind.

With more than 40 years of formal studies in the Indo-Tibetan tradition (including 14 years as a monastic) and prestigious degrees from Amherst College and Stanford, he is uniquely qualified to bridge the gap between modern science and the time-tested approaches to contemplative practice preserved by multiple lineages. A student of the Dalai Lama and many other renowned teachers, he authored and translated more than 40 books on the philosophy of consciousness, Tibetan Buddhism and applied contemplative practice.

Detailed biography: https://www.alanwallace.org/about-alan-wallace/

Books by B. Alan Wallace: https://www.alanwallace.org/writings/books/

In Collaboration With

This retreat is shared with thanks to The Meridian Trust

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