My first book on “ Dream Yoga “ by Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche was gifted to me by my father sometime in 1999. At the time i lived in NYC and the bustling city somehow resonated to me as Illusion. City that never sleeps yet the sun sets and rises. The boat of Ra on never ending journey of million years and sounds that pave a way through transcendent sky scrapers. Years have passed and dream continues becoming a silent witness.
Welcome to the community. Looking forward to hearing how you used the lessons from the book. Did you ever meet The Rimpoche?
From Buddhist angle it is very important to recognize the illusion. Even to just see it on occasion can weaken our many false attachments. Thank you for sharing and your visual writing.
@Sara welcome to Night Club !
In 2008, reading this book by Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche was the reason for me to engage in meditation practice and was my first contact with dream yoga.
@_Barry For me, TWR is my first teacher and I was lucky to meet him on several meditation retreats. I first met him in 2009 on a Tsa Lung retreat in a small setting with about 40 people. Very accessible teacher, who can „translate“ dharma context into modern western language with a lot of humor.
I did not meet Rinpoche Tenzin in person, the lessons gave me more curiosity on what dream really is ?
I started observing detail of nature of things like never before. Implementing meditations from all kinds of philosophical backgrounds ( sort of like getting to know different schools of thought ). I also realize that in the world of dream proper grounding, perhaps a role of teacher is significant. To some extend i thank my father who would send me these amazing books.
Did you engage in the Dance?
@_Barry Actually over the years I attended a number of retreats with TWR on different topics, mainly Dzogchen and inner energy practices of sound and body, but I was not aware that he was giving dance practice? Or do you mean late Chögyal Namkhai Norbu with the Vajra-Dance?
I’m amused to note that it’s on the “DzogchenTV” channel. Hopefully their slogan is “the TV you’re always-already watching!”
Love watching the “Vajra-Dance,” in person. Wanted to join in but of course, need to learn it first.