Tashi Delek from London, UK

My name is Karma Norbu. I am a monk in the Tibetan Karma Kagyu lineage. My Root Lama is Ringu Tulku Rinpoche. Before ordination I spent many years travelling the world as a professional saxophonist. I grew up in the 1960s and experimented with psychedelics (when they were still legal!) which I always treated with the greatest respect as sacramental substances. In 1971 I travelled to Hardwar, UP India to study meditation in an ashram, which was a real eye-opener.

I have always been interested in lucid dreaming, which happens to me spontaneously on occasions. I am very interested in learning to control this ability - and, one day, (hopefully) experience lucid awakening!

I like the Tibetan Lojong (7-Point Mind Training) slogan: ‘Regard all dharmas [phenomena] as dreams’



It is great to have you join us. Looking forward to learning more about you, your journeys, and your experiences with spontaneous lucid dreaming. We are contemporaries having grown up in the '50s and '60s and traveled to the East, though my first trip to Southeast Asia was at the government’s expense. I’m also a big fan of Dixieland Jazz if you happen sax in that direction.


Thank you Barry. I feel very privileged to have been able to travel and earn a living doing something I love. My style is more bebop and later, but I’ve played all sorts of music in my time. I was classically trained as a singer when I was a boy and also play flute. Nowadays I really enjoy chanting mantras! :pray:


Emaho! Hello and welcome to the nightclub community!
It’s great to have you on board. Please feel invited to perhaps share some points from a traditional, monastic point of view in the discussions. Where are you currently residing in London, is there a monastery?

Check out the interview section for great exchanges between Andrew and fantastic guests. One of my favorites is the one with B.Alan Wallace which covers the role of shamata and vipashyana in lucid dreaming.
Interview with B.Alan Wallace


Thank you KhyungMar! My Root Lama has instructed me to live and train alone rather than in a monastic community. I live in Belsize Park, NW3 with my cat but am very active with our sangha, Bodhicharya London https://bodhicharya-london.org.uk (mostly online these days!) I will certainly check out Andrew’s interview with Alan Wallace (who is one of my main Dzogchen teachers). :pray:


@AndyK : Here is where I’ve hit a wall. I wanted to listen to the above, but was told to log in or become a member of Night Club. I am logged in and am a member… ??? So, what am I not doing right, please? :pray:

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Ah. I see. Thank you, @Sujata

Can’t afford this, sadly.

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