I would like to propose a question to possibly riff on in the upcoming interview with Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche (which I have tried to wrap my mind around since some time):
In his book “The Tibetan Yogas of Dream and Sleep” TWR writes on page 33:
"If we abide in awareness during an dream, we can allow the karmic traces to self-liberate as they arise and they will not continue on to manifest in our life as negative states. *
As in waking life, this will only happen if we can remain in the non-dual awareness of rigpa, the clear light of the mind."*
For many lucid dreamers, it is possible to dream lucidly on a certain level from time to time and apparently not be in a state of rigpa. One is lucid, emotionally less involved with the dream content but there might not necessarily be the rigpa-qualities of bliss present.
How does the state of resting in rigpa during daytime and nighttime practice differ to “just” being lucid in a lucid dream?
During daytime practice, a pracitioner of Thekchöd rests in the nature of mind and does not follow phenomena of the mind.
→ If the pracitioner aims to practice dream yoga during the night, would this require to deliberately redirect focus and transition to a sort of Thögyal practice, but in this case with dream phenomena?
Thanks for considering this question for the interview.
I have my own thoughts on this but would greatly appreciate a riff by the experts @Andrew and possibly Tenzin Wangyal.