One of the magical aspects of the nocturnal meditations is that they have diurnal, or daily, correlates. In other words, there are a number of daytime practices you can do that really help with nighttime lucidity. This idea works with the foundational tenet of bi-directionality, which is central to the nocturnal meditations, and
Mingyur Rinpoche, a rock star Lama in my opinion, shares this lovely short video on meditation. I also highly recommend his latest book, “In Love With the World; A Monk’s Journey Through the Bardos of Life and Death.” He is one of the few meditation masters I endorse unconditionally.
The following excerpt is from my forthcoming book, “Dreams of Light,” and it deals with the role of mind-altering drugs on the spiritual path.
In this Webinar Andrew returns to the series of talks about how to have lucid dreams, developing the main daytime practice of meditation.
In this Webinar Andrew will continue the series of talks about how to have lucid dreams and start discussing the other main daytime practice of Illusory Form.
In this Webinar Andrew discusses the subtle discriminations we have against the dark, and our unhealthy infatuation with light. This is ironically one of the signatures of the Kali Yuga, or Dark Age – and it’s only getting worse as artificial light spreads across the globe, and across our lives.
I frequently refer to meditation as a “super technique” for lucid dreaming and dream yoga. Many studies have shown that meditators have more lucid dreams, and for a meditation master, all their dreams are lucid. Informal polls during my seminars support these formal studies. When I ask who in the audience meditates, and then ask who
Illusory form is not commonly presented in most teachings on lucid dreaming, but I have found it to be of enormous benefit in inducing lucid dreams. It’s more connected to dream yoga, but the principles surely apply to lucid dreaming. In some classic texts on dream yoga, the practice of Illusory Form is actually the main practice.