Date: May 4th-6th, 2018.
Dream Yoga - Free Public Talk with Slide Show
Date: Friday, May 4
Location: Toward Harmony Tai Chi & Quigong, 16 Center St, Studio 527, 5th floor, Northampton, MA
2 Day Dream Yoga Workshop
Date: Saturday, May 5 & Sunday May 6
Time: 10:00am-12:30pm / 2:30pm-5:00pm
Location: Tsegyalgar East, 18 Schoolhouse Rd, Conway, MA
Open to all who have received transmission or those who sincerely intend to receive transmission in the near future*
Attend in person at the Tsegyalgar Schoolhouse
Fee: $100/complete course; $60/per day; $35/per session
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FOR CURRENT MEMBERS ONLY
If you are unable to attend the workshop in person, and you are a member of the International Dzogchen Community (IDC), you may join via Video Conference (ZOOM). The Fee is $100/Complete Course (Saturday & Sunday)*
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*The Friday Public Talk in Northampton, MA is not available via Video Conference.
About Dream Yoga
"If you are aware in the dream, you can experience many things within the dream state. It is easier to develop your (spiritual) practices in a dream than in the daytime. In the daytime we are limited by our material body, but in a dream our function of mind and our consciousness of the senses are unhindered. We can have more clarity." Chögyal Namkhai Norbu Dream Yoga and the Practice of Natural Light
People have been fascinated with the subject of dreams and dreaming since time immemorial. Dreams of clarity which may increase through techniques of Dream Yoga have been known to foretell the future, solve seemingly unsolvable problems, and give us insight into our own personality. Lucid dreams refer to those dreams during which people both have awareness that they are dreaming and yet are still asleep.
In physical yoga we must develop ourselves over time. When practicing physical yoga in the beginning we start with less advanced exercises and slowly learn to control our body. In the same way, in Dream Yoga we may first focus on learning to remember our dreams with greater frequency and also to have some insight into their meaning. After we have some success in remembering our dreams we can focus on having lucid dreams experience.
During the course we will learn the techniques that will enable us to practice Dream Yoga by yourself each night.
Michael Katz has a doctoral degree in psychology from New York University. He is a long time student of Tibetan Buddhism and has studied with many of the great masters of this age.
He is the editor and co-author of the book "Dream Yoga and the Practice of Natural Light" with Chögyal Namkhai Norbu. And the author of the book "Tibetan Dream Yoga the Royal Road to Enlightenment" as well as the novel "The White Dolphin."
Michael a Dzogchen Community Santi Maha Sangha (SMS) meditation instructor is authorized to teach dream yoga and meditation by Chögyal Namkhai Norbu. He has subsequently taught for two decades in more than 30 countries internationally as well as Harvard University, Amherst College, Tibet House and other institutions and organizations.
He was featured in the Discovery Channel's program "The Power of Dreams " and the first "Gateways of the Mind" conference in London, as well as a documentary movie called "Tamara's Sacred Journey" after leading a group to sacred caves in Tibet in 2010.
Suggested readings are the following:
Shang Shung Institute USA Bookstore, reserved items.**
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