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The Tibetan Yogas Of Dream And Sleep

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"If we cannot carry our practice into sleep," Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche writes. "If we lose ourselves every night, what chance do we have to be aware when death comes? Look to your experience in dreams to know how you will fare in death. Look to your experience of sleep to discover whether or not you are truly awake."

This book gives detailed instructions for dream yoga, incl

Paperback, 224 pages
Published January 1st 1998 by Snow Lion
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Mark R.
The author of this book, Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, is a lama of Bon Tibetan beliefs. Throughout "The Tibetan Yogas of Dream and Sleep" he describes the nature of dreams, and, inevitably, existence, and provides methods for incorporating dreams and their importance into our lives.

That's probably about the worst possible summary a person could give of this insightful book, so I'll end my summarizing there. As with "Sri Isopanisad" the last book I read about spirituality, it's hard to assign a star
Taylor Ellwood
This book provides what I would consider to be the best practices of lucid dreaming and dream practice. The author doesn't focus on the psychology of dreams, though he does provide some insights on what dreams can reveal about issues you're working on. Instead the focus of this book is on how the techniques can be used to help you release attachment to those issues and achieve a state of connection with the universe, without being drawn back to samsaric existence. It's a very good book to read, ...more
I can't help but feel lucky every time I put down a book like this. Lucky that Tibetan Buddhist writings are so available and varied so far away from their place of origin, and in my own language. I rate many of these books as "amazing," not always because they read that way necessarily, but because the content is often so amazingly poignant, inspiring and deeply-rooted in years upon years of constant engagement. That is a little bit of a tainted rating system, but then, I really don't care to r ...more
Ada Heath
Reading this book was quite a bit like doing schoolwork – the text was dense and required concentration, and I was left with pages upon pages of jot notes by the end of it. The many assignments within the text can be difficult, too. Practicing this book requires that you’ve already developed some fundamental visualization skills, since the majority of Tenzin’s exercises use them. Also, since a relatively small amount of the book is dedicated specifically to lucid dreaming, and the technique he o ...more
I didn't actually finish the book. I just gave up on it. while I am fascinated by lucid dreaming, I can't get through all the mystic nonsense in this text. The odd thing is this book is probably more down to earth than most Buddhist/mystic texts. I just can't take chakras & energy flow seriously. Even trying to treat it as a metaphor is a stretch.
outstanding. the most eloquent articulation of dharma i've come across yet. now to develop my dream yoga practice until non-duality is all that's left.

Efendim çok rüya gören biri olarak, rüyalara meraklı biri olarak zaten kitabın başlığı yeterli. Kitabın başında doğu felsefelerine inanılmaz bir giriş yapılıyor. Rüya ve uyku yogasından farklı olarak, günlük yaşamda kullandığımız "karma" benzeri terimlerin aslında ne olduklarını tez elden öğrenebilirsiniz.

Kitabın temel konusu, meditatif hali uyku sırasında ve biraz emekle ulaşılabilecek "lucid dream" halinde devam ettirmek. Reankarnasyona inanan bir kültür
No matter what your point of entry, Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche has created a gem for practitioners, philosophers, intellectuals and spontaneous lucid dreamers alike.

With patience and openness, Rinpoche takes the esoteric topic of dream yoga, or conscious dreaming/sleep, and lays it open as an accessible aspiration for all practitioners without oversimplifying its very subtle complexities.

After an ample and inclusive philosophical walk through the the foundations of Buddhist/Bon practice, you'll sud
Jay Reynolds
"If we lose ourselves every night, what chance do we have to be aware when death comes? ... Look to your experience of sleep to discover if you are truly awake." -Tenzin Wangyal

'The Tibetan Yogas of Dream and Sleep' is a fascinating description of Tibetan philosophy, mysticism, and spirituality, specifically regarding the fusion of Dzogchen and Buddhism as they relate to the practice of dream yoga in Tibet.

As explained in the book (and to the best of my recollection), the purpose of dream yoga
Very thorough and well written. The author seems to have an excellent understanding of the Buddhist method and ideas concerning lucid dreaming, and a solid grasp on the confusion of a westerner's common viewpoint toward that and how to assuage it. Though he did seem to repeat himself when attempting to explain duality and non-duality throughout, but I suppose the nature of comparing the two with words leads to difficulty. And for how thorough he is, I am, admittedly, still confounded on some ide ...more
Jun 05, 2012 Ania rated it 1 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Buddhists
Recommended to Ania by: goodreads
Shelves: lucid-dreaming
I really wanted to like this book but I didn't. I found it far too religious and instructional for my liking. Not being a Buddhist I found the first 40% of the book a hard trek through Buddhist ideology, as the first 40% are just that. What I ultimately was hoping for was to read about experience which for me is always the greatest teacher. Religion and religious instruction, I find, impede my learning.

In the end I didn't get much out of the book at all to improve my lucid dreaming, which is the
This is a great book that helps individuals explore the nature of Dream Reality. Though it does point out that the practice needs to become personal, the training that is provided in this book does appear to be useful.

My experience? That maintaining awareness while entering sleep is a difficult process, and that only with diligence and dedication is it possible to maintain. I would point out that I do remember my dreams upon waking, but my ability to maintain lucidity appears to need more culti
1...2...3...4...38...245....2.....reality check...dream mode ^^
Andrew Raba
Едва ли ще дочета този "труд". Ужасен превод на български език,издание пълно с правописни грешки и свободна интерпретация на текста.В някои изречения,смисъла си противоречи,дали от авторска разсеяност или заради свободно съчинения превод,трудно е да се гадае.Да не говорим ,че този е поредния Тендзин заламтял за западна слава.Давам две звезди,само заради думата Тибет в заглавието и оставам на мнение ,че светостта на Хималаите е сериозно засегната от "курса на щатския долар".Жалко
Not disciplined enough (see: evans wentz translation of the book of the dead) or crazy enough (see: ESP self help books, or Autobiography of a Yogi, which has other merits). Just sort of boring. I suppose this is suitable. Does not offer enough historical background into these yogas (very interesting indeed), nor are the adequately described for someone wanting to perform them.
Gregory Peters
I find Tenzin Wangyal's books to be very well written, and this one is no exception. His explanations of dream practice are very clear, with much supporting information and additional practices that can be incorporated. A great supplement to transmission in order to dive into the practices and explore dreamlands.
Nov 05, 2010 Keith rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommended to Keith by: Michael Sage
Only made it halfway on the first pass, and two years later am still distracted from finishing. This is hardly surprising, and matches my previous experiences of trying to read texts about practices for which I have not yet had the proper introductions. I will return to it eventually, when the time is right.
Nick Mather
A nice little book that gave me some ideas for a possible doctoral dissertation. The description of Tibetan Buddhist psyhology has striking parallels with the theories of Carl Jung, though the focus of this book is a practice that is closer to lucid dreaming.
Over half way through the book now and I decided to buy a physical copy from Amazon. Loving this book and taking my time to digest eat bit.

on lend: old neighbor Tony
Ein bisschen zu sehr religiös, obwohl das bei dem thema sicher nicht ausbleibt. Hätte mir jedoch ein bisschen was anderes erhofft.
I read some of this book last summer and had pretty awesome dreams...I'm meaning to get my own copy and read it eventually.
Another one to be read over and over as a great study guide. Thank youTenzin Wangyal!
Charlie Traphagan
Amazing insight on how to delve into controlling your dreams and learning from them.
Brian T
this book, and insight into Dzogchen, rocked my world. Thanks you Mike Backes!
membaca ini memberi pemahaman tentang ilmu yoga dari tibet.
It'll make much more sense with the help of my teacher...
practical exercises for your development of lucid dreaming.
Thanks to this book, I found out the answer....
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Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche (བསྟན་འཛིན་དབང་རྒྱལ་ bstan 'dzin dbang rgyal) is a teacher (lama) of the Bön Tibetan religious tradition. He is presently based in the United States of America, where he founded the Ligmincha Institute in 1992 as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, in order "to preserve the ancient teachings, transmissions and practices of the Bön Buddhist tradition."

The degree of "Gesh
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