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Dream Yoga and The Practice of Natural Light

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Chögyal Namkhai Norbu gives instructions for developing clarity within the sleep and dream states.

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He goes beyond the practices of lucid dreaming that have been popularized in the West by presenting methods for guiding dream states that are part of a broader system for enhancing self-awareness called Dzogchen. In this tradition, the development of lucidity in the dream state is understood in the context of generating greater awareness for the ultimate purpose of attaining liberation.

Norbu explains that it is possible to experience two different kinds of dreams: karmic dreams, which originate from our daily problems, difficulties, memories, etc., and clarity dreams, which are dreams not related to the day residue events, and that show images that we have never seen. If one does dream yoga practice, one may become lucid and conscious in the dream.

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"Chogyal Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche is one of the greatest Tibetan meditation masters and scholars teaching in the West today. His luminous Dream Yoga teachings are invaluable."         ~Lama Surya Das

Excerpt

"If you persevere in this practice of recognizing the state of natural light, it will progressively become easier to repeat the lucid recognition that you are dreaming. There will arise a steady awareness within the dream, and you will know that you are dreaming. When you look in a mirror, you see a reflection. Regardless of whether it is beautiful or ugly, you know that it is a reflection. This is similar to knowing that a dream is a dream, to being lucid. Whether the dream is tragic or ecstatic, you are aware that it is merely a dream.

Awareness within the Dream State becomes a way to develop oneself and to break one's heavy conditioning. With this awareness, one can manipulate the dream material. For example, one can dream whatever one wishes, or one can pick up a desired theme. One can continue dreaming from where one left off on a previous occasion."

Editor Katz, Michael
Author Norbu, Namkhai
Book Type Trade Paperback
Page Count 150 pp.
Publisher Snow Lion Publications 1992
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