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Tibetan Dream Yoga: The practice of lucid dreaming

Teacher: Geshe Lobsang Dhondup
Cost: 2 day's accommodation + R350 surcharge
Dates: Friday 27 September 2019 - Sunday 29 September 2019

geshe lobsangMost of us spend a third of our life asleep. Taking the average life span into account, this is equivalent to about twenty-five to thirty years. Even though the mental state is more subtle when the body is asleep, it doesn't mean that we can't have an alert, meditative, observing mind. In fact, certain practices prove to be even more effective during this state, as we are less distracted by the five physical senses. In order to access dreams and to turn them towards the Buddhist path, we first have to realise that we are in fact dreaming. Tibetan Dream Yoga is the original form of Lucid Dreaming documented for 1,000 years. Also known as Milam - the yoga of the dream state - it is a collection of advanced tantric techniques. Just like our Western understanding of lucid dreams, the initial aim is to awaken the consciousness in the dream, state. In the Tibetan tradition, dream yoga is also used to practise Bodhicitta (the seed of enlightenment) and to develop wisdom.

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Geshe Lobsang Dhondup is the Cultural Officer to the the Office of Tibet in South Africa. He completed a 7-year study of Buddhist Philosphy and Ethics and was awarded a Geshe Degree by the Academy Council of Drepung Monastery in India. He  has taught Tibetan Language, Dialectics and Philosophy, moderated training workshops on Compassion and Emotional Intelligence and participated in workshops on Environmental Awareness. He is a regular participant in annual science education classes conducted by Emory University, USA.