Lucid Dreaming: A Deeper Dive
An online retreat over two weekends
Oct 29 – 31 and Nov 5 – 7, 2021
A 6-Day Virtual Retreat
With Andrew Holecek
Have you had the experience of lucid dreaming – waking up and becoming fully conscious in your dreams – but are having difficulty in sustaining it?
Are you looking to take your interest in
lucid dreaming to the next level?
Have you heard of the Tibetan practice of dream yoga, but don’t understand how that differs from lucid dreaming?
Are you interested in how to use this extraordinary nocturnal state for the greater goal of awakening to all of reality, day or night?
Follow your desire to learn more about these subtle and profound practices through this on-line program. Through this in-depth exploration of the teachings on dream yoga from the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, attendees will learn everything they need to enter the unexplored realms of the night. Andrew has offered this program in-person for the four years in Sedona, Arizona. However, because of COVID, he is now offering it online.
This program draws a variety of seekers: those that have a regular or semi-regular meditation practice, those that have just begun to investigate lucid dreaming as well as seasoned dream travelers wanting to go deeper.
Through lecture, Q and A, daily meditations, and small group break-out sessions (which work well on Zoom), we will explore the deeper aspects of the nocturnal meditations and their applicability to modern life. This course is designed for those who have always wanted to use their sleep hours to fully explore the subtle dimensions of mind to heal and to evolve spiritually.
Overview of the Program
In this unique program Andrew presents some of the deeper teachings of the nocturnal practices. How do the “awakened ones” see the world? What do they wake up from, and what do they wake up to? How do we co-create our reality? How can we free ourselves and others from the trap of diurnal and nocturnal non-lucidity? What does it mean to see the world as a dream – and how do we attain that awakening?
From the exoteric to the esoteric, from theory to practice, from science to spirituality, this program draws on the ancient wisdom of the East and the modern knowledge of the West to penetrate the mysteries of the night — and the wonders of the mind.
Some Topics We Will Explore:
- The illusory nature of reality, and the science that supports it.
- The origins of non-lucidity, historical and personal.
- The nature of dreaming reality and its relation to waking reality.
- Emptiness as the core of dream yoga.
- The limitations of wake-centricity.
- The spectrum of mind and identity.
- Advanced induction methods.
- The stages of dream yoga.
- How to achieve the full lucidity of sleep yoga.
- How we project our world.
- The inner yogas; discovering lucid body.
- Removing obstacles to lucidity.
- Mixing day and night, life and death, inside and outside.
Note: on Oct 29 – 31 and Nov 5 -6 all times Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) or −4 hours (UTC/GMT -4)
on Nov 7 all times Eastern Standard Time (EST) or −5 hours (UTC/GMT -5)
Friday and Saturday:
11:00 am – 2:30 pm
4:00 – 7:00 pm
9:00 – 10:00 pm (dream yoga sleep meditations)
11:00 am – 2:30 pm
4:00 – 6:00 pm
This program will be recorded and made available to all registered participants.
Introducing the Generation Stage Meditations
One of the most sophisticated spiritual technologies in the wisdom traditions are the generation stage meditations. These practices are also intimately connected to the practice of illusory form, and comprise the elusive second branch, called “pure illusory form”. Generation stage meditations help to generate lucidity, because they exercise the lucidity muscle of visualization.
Who Should Attend?
This Lucid Dreaming: A Deeper Dive online retreat assumes participants have either attended one of my earlier lucid dreaming/dream yoga programs or read my book Dream Yoga; Illuminating Your Life Through Lucid Dreaming and the Tibetan Yogas of Sleep, or already have knowledge about the basics of lucid dreaming.
This program discusses the more advanced inner yoga induction methods, subtle daily meditations, and an integral approach to understanding non-lucidity and lucidity. This program is for those drawn to Buddhist practice, and a deeper understanding of the subtle dimensions of mind.
It is a no-nonsense exploration of mind and reality through the Buddhist lens, augmented by modern disciplines. It’s for anyone wanting to make better use of the twenty-four hours of each day, and for those wondering what happens when they sleep and dream. It’s for intrepid pioneers interested in exploring the frontiers of consciousness, the creative powers of the mind, or those who want to prepare for death.
Meditation is an integral part of this program, which allows you to digest and metabolize the depth of these teachings. If you have questions about attendance, write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are There Any Prerequisites?
The only prerequisite is that you have knowledge about the basics of lucid dreaming, like how to induce lucid dreams, or have read my book, Dream Yoga: Illuminating Your Life Through Lucid Dreaming and the Tibetan Yogas of Sleep. This program discusses the more advanced inner yoga induction methods, subtle daily meditations, and an integral approach to understanding non-lucidity and lucidity. If you’re looking for a basic introduction to lucid dreaming or dream yoga, this course is not for you.
Although there are no reading assignments required for attending this program, for those that are interested, there are several resources:
- Andrew’s books: Dream Yoga: Illuminating Your Life Through Lucid Dreaming and the Tibetan Yogas of Sleep and Dreams of Light: The Profound Daytime Practice of Lucid Dreaming and The Lucid Dreaming Workbook; A Step-by-Step Guide to Mastering your Dream Life.
- Or his 6 hour audio program, Dream Yoga: The Tibetan Path of Awakening Through Lucid Dreaming.
- Exploring the World of Lucid Dreaming by Stephen LaBerge.
- Lucid Dreaming: A Concise Guide to Awakening in Your Dreams and in Your Life by Stephen Laberge
- The Tibetan Yogas of Dream and Sleep by Tenzin Wangyal
- Sleeping, Dreaming, and Dying by The Dalai Lama
- Dream Yoga and the Practice of Natural Light by Namkhai