Thursday, April 9, 2009

Dream Sleep Doga

New Dream Yoga Interview with Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche Featured at the Tibet Connection
Beginning Feb. 14, 2009, at 3 p.m. Eastern Time (New York Time), you can go online to listen to a new interview with Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche entitled "Open Mind: Mastering Your Dreams." To hear the interview or download it as a podcast, visit
The Tibet Connection, www.thetibetconnection.org >
As a month-long featured speaker on The Tibet Connection, Rinpoche discusses
the Tibetan tradition of dream yoga — what it is, and why it's important not just to Tibetans but to all of us.In addition, on Wednesday, Feb. 18, the interview will be featured on 'SPROUTS,' a program aired nationwide by Pacifica Radio. Pacifica is a listener-supported community radio network of commercial-free stations serving their local communities and beyond. Pacifica is KPFA in Berkeley, Calif.; KPFK in Los Angeles; KPFT in Houston; WBAI in New York; WPFW in Washington, D.C.; and more than 100 affiliate stations > The Tibet Connection interview will remain on its Web site indefinitely; one month after its first air date it can be accessed via the "Listen to Past Programs" link on the home page: http://www.thetibetconnection.org/
"Look to your experience in dreams to know how you will fare in death. Look to your experience of sleep to discover whether or not you are truly awake." — Geshe Tenzin Wangyal RinpocheGeshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche was born in Amritsar, India after his parents fled the Chinese invasion of Tibet and received training from both Buddhist and Bon teachers, attaining the geshe degree. He came to the United States in 1991 and has taught all over Europe and America. He is the author of The Tibetan Yogas of Dream and Sleep and Healing with Form, Energy and Light: the Five Elements in Tibetan Shamanism, Tantra & Dzogchen, among other books, available for online purchase at
Ligmincha Institute's Bookstore and Tibet Shop. Tenzin Rinpoche presently lives in Charlottesville, Va., where he runs the Ligmincha Institute, an organization devoted to the study and practice of the teachings of the Tibetan Bon Buddhist tradition.To read more about dream yoga and access additional dream yoga resources, go to: https://www.ligmincha.org/retreats/dream-yoga.html


April 9
Odani Motohiko

The Maha Pragna Paramita Hrdaya Sutra
Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva
when practicing deeply the Prajna Paramita
perceives that all five skandhas are empty
and is saved from all suffering and distress.

Shariputra,
form does not differ from emptiness,
emptiness does not differ from form.
That which is form is emptiness,
that which is emptiness form.

The same is true of feelings,
perceptions, impulses, consciousness.

Shariputra,
all dharmas are marked with emptiness;
they do not appear or disappear,
are not tainted or pure,
do not increase or decrease.

Therefore, in emptiness no form, no feelings,
perceptions, impulses, consciousness.

No eyes, no ears, no nose, no tongue, no body, no mind;
no color, no sound, no smell, no taste, no touch,
no object of mind;
no realm of eyes
and so forth until no realm of mind consciousness.

No ignorance and also no extinction of it,
and so forth until no old age and death
and also no extinction of them.

No suffering, no origination,
no stopping, no path, no cognition,
also no attainment with nothing to attain.

The Bodhisattva depends on Prajna Paramita
and the mind is no hindrance;
without any hindrance no fears exist.
Far apart from every perverted view one dwells in Nirvana.

In the three worlds
all Buddhas depend on Prajna Paramita
and attain Anuttara Samyak Sambodhi.

Therefore know that Prajna Paramita
is the great transcendent mantra,
is the great bright mantra,
is the utmost mantra,
is the supreme mantra
which is able to relieve all suffering
and is true, not false.
So proclaim the Prajna Paramita mantra,
proclaim the mantra which says:

gate gate paragate parasamgate bodhi svaha
gate gate paragate parasamgate bodhi svaha
gate gate paragate parasamgate bodhi svaha.

10 comments:

GoodFridayFlowy(V-certified) said...

I have no connection with my dream world... I wonder what it's like in there... dark and light... happiness and fear... love...

The only times I was really flowing on the big stuff it was scary... but I think I can flow on the big stuff and be happy... maybe in my dreams first... practice...

edgar said...

Hi Akira!

Hi Flowy!

A true **MURST!!**

The box woman has a nice body. Mmm hmm.

Akubi said...

Hi Flowy!
I didn't want to wake up from my dreams this morning, but I don't think I was in a terribly yogic state.

Hi Edgar,
I hope you're safe from those OK wildfires.
Is that box woman really small or is the box really big?

GoodFridayFlowy(V-certified) said...

Hi edgar!

Hi Kubi!

Scary fires... I hope that everyone there is safe... Choctaw and Midwest City... big winds..

Is she boxdreaming?

Here is what I'm making for Easter... maybe I should send it down to the folks in OK?

Akira said...

Mmm, that looks yummy!

GoodFridayFlowy(V-certified) said...

Hi Akira...

It's food as bad stuff... only for the holidays... special days...

GoodFridayFlowy(V-certified) said...

I'm gonna sleep in a box now... outside... with a little tent over the top...

edgar said...

I wonder if that box is fire resistant? Just kidding, I live in town, the fires usually hit areas of trees and high grass. I hope everyone has a nice weekend!

MsBunnyTailFlowy(V-c*) said...

Wow Edgar...

Good thing to be aware of... I gonna build a firebreak around my box...

Cause I wanna dream, dream, dream when I get in my box...

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