The Tibetan Yogas of Dream and Sleep PDF/EPUB ô

The Tibetan Yogas of Dream and Sleep PDF/EPUB ô

  • Paperback
  • 224 pages
  • The Tibetan Yogas of Dream and Sleep
  • Tenzin Wangyal
  • English
  • 16 July 2016
  • 9781559391016

10 thoughts on “The Tibetan Yogas of Dream and Sleep

  1. Ada Heath Ada Heath says:

    Reading this book was uite a bit like doing schoolwork – the text was dense and reuired 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 reuires 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 techniue he offers is complex and involved this isn’t the ideal book for lucid dreaming beginners either See Daniel Love Stephen LaBerge and Robert Waggoner for that Now that I’ve probably scared you away from this book I do want to say that despite its difficulty it was a fascinating read Some of the visualization exercises are pretty profound like one he calls Guru Yoga which is a visualization meditation where you imagine your ultimate guru Jesus God Buddha etc generate feelings of intense love and devotion and then merge their energy with yours It’s an uplifting exercise and Tenzin notes that this love expressed to a higher entity is really just love you’re expressing to yourself Aww As I mentioned above his lucid dreaming techniue is very involved reuiring you to wake up every two hours in the night and do a different visualizationset a different intention For the less hardcore he does mention you can have success waking up just once in the night which is similar to mainstream lucid dreaming techniues where you wake up toward morning stay up for half an hour or so and then go back to bed to practice lucid dreaming And just when you thought lucid dreaming was the ultimate night time experience this guy takes it to the next level and introduces the concept of ‘clear light sleep’ Clear light sleep is when you maintain awareness even during the parts of the night when you’re in non REM non dreaming which is a mind blowing idea He explains that it is possible albeit uite difficult to achieve and it involves a blissful union of self in the clear light sort of what us Westerners might call heaven I’ll be revisiting these ideas when I feel like I’m ready to step it up Much of the book is a discussion on the nature of reality which gives the mental groundwork to successfully lucid dream For example if you walk through life with low awareness with your mind off in outer space not paying attention to your physical existence then how to you expect to have high awarenesslucidity in dreams? Plus he spends a lot of time talking about that fun philosophical idea of life being a dream Pros Lots of spiritual food for thought here Not for beginners – it helps to have some basic understanding of Lucid Dreaming spiritual philosophy and Buddhism to read this I mark this as a ‘pro’ because there are so many books out there for the ultimate beginner already Bang for your buck – at 350 pages it’s a long and involved read Fascinating concepts like the clear light sleep that aren’t talked about anywhere else – uniue contentCons Uses a lot of Tibetan Buddhist dogma to explain concepts For example he refers often to six realms of cyclic existence which includes the god demi god human animal hungry ghost and hell realms all corresponding to a particular vice This isn’t a big con and is comparable to when books correspond their ideas to Christian dogma but I prefer straight talk and less esoteric talk not entirely practical for someone wanting to dive into lucid dreaming practice This is the kind of book you read when you’ve already been practicing lucid dreaming for a time and are ready for new conceptsI think my pages of jot notes attest to the fact that I would recommend this book given you’re not a novice Bring an open mind and prepare to spend a lot of time with this one

  2. Taylor Ellwood Taylor Ellwood says:

    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 techniues 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 but an even better one to do the practices I've started doing them and already noticed some positive results I'd recommend this book for anyone interested in learning about Dzogchen and for anyone who wants to use dream yoga for spiritual and physical well being

  3. Mark R. Mark R. says:

    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 livesThat'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 rating for this material It's even hard for me to offer an opinion as I'm far from being an expert on the subject matterSo I will say that I found this book very informative offering fairly detailed information on a topic new to me and I'm assuming many of its readers Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche states at the beginning of the book that these dream practices are not commonly taught to ordinary people certainly not Westerners and it is his goal to provide people with limited knowledge of dreams with some understanding of what he has learned through the Tibetan tradition He feels this is important as recently the West has become and interested in dreams and their meanings with a philosophy to do with psychology than anything elseThe first half of the book provides techniues and information for those new or relatively new to dream study The second half is a continuing of this learning but is designed for one already fairly deep in the practice

  4. Nikmaack Nikmaack says:

    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 down to earth than most Buddhistmystic texts I just can't take chakras energy flow seriously Even trying to treat it as a metaphor is a stretch

  5. Ben Ben says:

    No matter what your point of entry Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche has created a gem for practitioners philosophers intellectuals and spontaneous lucid dreamers alikeWith patience and openness Rinpoche takes the esoteric topic of dream yoga or conscious dreamingsleep and lays it open as an accessible aspiration for all practitioners without oversimplifying its very subtle complexitiesAfter an ample and inclusive philosophical walk through the the foundations of BuddhistBon practice you'll suddenly find yourself rubbing elbows with one of the most complex and secret practices of all Dzogchen Don't be mistaken you'll still need a teacher and weeks months even years of practice But Rinpoche's compassionate and realistic tone makes the bliss of dream yoga feel like a real and viable eventuality for even the most flawed among usFew teachers are willing to lay out the nuts and bolts procedures of such an esoteric art to an open audience but that's exactly what you'll find here Whether you are Buddhist or non Buddhist beginner or tantric yogi you'll find something fruitful in this refreshing and relevant explanation of a mysterious and transformative practice

  6. Ania Ania says:

    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 learningIn the end I didn't get much out of the book at all to improve my lucid dreaming which is the reason I picked up this book I was hoping to get some insights into the practice of Lucid Dreaming through a different cultural perspective Hence this book is probably most beneficial to Buddhists who want to enrich their practice through sleep and dream yogas For anyone who's not a Buddhist there are many far better books out there on Lucid Dreaming

  7. Paul Paul says:

    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 rate most of these books anyway In fact I considered not rating anything that is a guidebook or manual unless it is some kind of sales pitch or marketing scheme veiled as a manual

  8. Bernie Gourley Bernie Gourley says:

    I stumbled upon this book in a used bookstore and didn’t know what to expect but was intrigued It’s a book on the Tibetan Bön approach to dream yoga and sleep yoga written by a Bön lama monk Dream yoga is a term used in Buddhism and other Eastern traditions to refer to what is called lucid dreaming in Western scientific circles My review will focus on the than 34ths of the book that deals in dream yoga lucid dreaming The 40 ish pages that deal with sleep yoga are outside my wheelhouse The author suggests that that part is for initiates who are familiar with certain background concepts I’m not an initiate and—in fact—I have no idea whether there is any merit to sleep yoga practice Lucid dreaming is a well studied and documented phenomena but as far as I know what the author calls sleep yoga remains unstudied All I can say is that the part on dream yoga is readily comprehensible despite much of it being couched in spiritual terms but a lot of the section on sleep yoga is arcane and ethereal As it happens I was pleasantly surprised with the portion of the book about dream yoga Having read a number of books dealing with the subject recently I wasn’t sure whether I would learn anything that was both new and useful But I was exposed to ideas that were new useful and mind blowing There were a few ideas for helping one to achieve lucid dreaming—mostly through practices carried out during the day—that I’d not seen in other works at least not put in such clear terms Also while there is a lot of reference to the Bön and Buddhist spiritual traditions this didn’t result in the explanations being needlessly complicated or arcane There is a lot of information that one doesn’t need if one is a secular practitioner but many readers will find it interesting even if it’s not necessary to advance their practice The book is organized into six parts 1 The Nature of Dream 2 Kinds and Uses of Dreams 3 The Practice of Dream Yoga 4 Sleep 5 The Practice of Sleep Yoga and 6 Elaborations The last part has information pertinent to both dream yoga and sleep yogaThere are some graphics in the book including photos line drawings and tables Most of these aren’t essential but some make it easier to imagine what the author is describing eg when he discusses sleeping positions The book has a glossary and bibliography The former is useful and the latter doesn’t hurt but it’s only one page and offers only a handful of citations The glossary is mostly of foreign terms but includes English terms specific to the religious traditions discussed It offers both Tibetan and Sanskrit variants of the word if they exist which is a nice feature There is also an appendix which summarizes the crucial practices elaborated upon in the bookI’d recommend this book for those interested in developing a lucid dreaming practice I will say that it may not be the best first book to read on the subject unless you are a practitioner of Bön or intend to be For that I would recommend Charlie Morley’s “Lucid Dreaming A Beginner’s Guide” which I recently reviewed However this book makes an excellent follow up once one has read a book that is couched in simpler terms ie not specific to a certain spiritual tradition and which reports on the science I found that the book gave me a number of new ideas and—in fact—offered some insightful ideas

  9. Owlseyes Owlseyes says:

    When I was thirteen my kind root master Lopon Sangye Tenzin a man of great knowledge and realization prepared to teach one of the most important and esoteric teachings in the Bön religion the Great Perfection Dzogchen lineage of the Oral Transmission of Zhang Zhung Zhang Zhung Nyan GyudSome of the students remembered no dream which was considered a sign of obstacles Lopon had them begin appropriate purification practices and delayed the beginning of the teaching until each student did have a dream His father wouldn't do it but his mother a pratictioner of Bön would tell about her dreams Tenzin Wangyal approaches the dream world as a reality per se unlike what we're used to separating reality from dream There is nothing real than dream His abilities allow him when facing a puzzling dream not knowing its interpretation to have a lucid dream and consult with his masterThe book may teach you how to reach the moment when hopefully one day you'll be able to recognize within a dream that you're dreaming It reuires preparations Tenzin can provide you with Awareness in a important element; so is the knowledge that in the usual dreams there are different realmslevels of experienceview spoilerWe are of the same substance as our dreams; our short life is encircled by a sleep” W Shakespeare in The Tempest hide spoiler

  10. Cian Kenshin Cian Kenshin says:

    This is one of the most comprehensive books I've read on dream and sleep yoga and I've read a lot of them For dream yoga it focuses on lucidity than OBE but it's still very good if you like the Tibetan slant The practices on sleep yoga are next level and having tried them have found that they are very powerful and will continue to use them Definitely an advanced book you should probably be at a later stage in Samatha or concentration meditation before expecting anything to workI love how he constantly reinforces the fact that the whole point of these practices is for awakening To see through the illusion of the dream that we are all currently in by drawing correlaries between waking up in the night dream and waking up in this dream

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The Tibetan Yogas of Dream and Sleep[KINDLE] ❥ The Tibetan Yogas of Dream and Sleep ➛ Tenzin Wangyal – 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 If we cannot carry our Yogas of ePUB ↠ 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 The Tibetan MOBI :å or not you are truly awakeThis book gives detailed instructions for dream yoga including foundational practices done during the day In the Tibetan tradition the ability to dream lucidly is not an end in itself rather it provides and additional context in which one can engage in advanced and effective practices to achieve Tibetan Yogas of PDF Ë liberationDream yoga is followed by sleep yoga also known as the yoga of clear light It is a advanced practice similar to the most secret Tibetan practices The goal is to remain aware during deep sleep when the gross conceptual mind and the operation of the senses cease Most Westerners do not even Tibetan Yogas of Dream and ePUB ↠ consider this depth of awareness a possibility yet it is well known in Tibetan Buddhist and Bon spiritual traditionsThe result of these practices is greater happiness and freedom in both our waking and dreaming states The Tibetan Yogas of Dream and Sleep imparts powerful methods Tibetan Yogas of Dream and ePUB ↠ for progressing along the path to liberation.

About the Author: Tenzin Wangyal

Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche བསྟན་འཛིན་དབང་རྒྱལ་ Yogas of ePUB ↠ 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 as a c nonprofit organization in order to preserve the ancient teachings transmissions and practices The Tibetan MOBI :å of the Bön Buddhist traditionThe degree of Gesh.