Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, The Tibetan Yogas of dream and sleep, Snow Lion

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« If we cannot carry our practice into sleep, « Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche writes, « if we lose ourselves every night, what chance do we have to be aware when death comes ? 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. »





<Part One>The nature of dream</Part One>

<Chapter 1>Dream and reality</Chapter 1>

<Chapter 2>How Experience Arise</Chapter 2>

<Chapter 3>The Energy Body</Chapter 3>

<Chapter 4>Summary: How dream Arise</Chapter 4>

<Chapter 5>Images from the Mother Tantra</Chapter 5>

<Part 2>Kinds and uses of dreams</Part 2>

<Chapter 1>Three Kinds of Dreams</Chapter 1>

<Chapter 2>Uses of Dream</Chapter 2>

<Chapter 3>The discovery of Chöd Practice</Chapter 3>

<Chapter 4>Two Levels of Practice</Chapter 4>

<Part 3>The practice of dream yoga</Part 3>

<Chapter 1>Vision, Action, Dream, Death</Chapter 1>

<Chapter 2>Calm Abiding: Zhiné</Chapter 2>

<Chapter 3>The four foundational Practices</Chapter 3>

<Chapter 4>Preparation for the Night</Chapter 4>

<Chapter 5>The Main Practice</Chapter 5>

<Chapter 6>Lucidity</Chapter 6>

<Chapter 7>The Obstacles</Chapter 7>

<Chapter 8>Controlling and Respecting Dreams</Chapter 8>

<Chapter 9>Simple Practices</Chapter 9>

<Chapter 10>Integration</Chapter 10>

<Part 4>Sleep</Part 4>

<Chapter 1>Sleep and Falling Asleep<Chapter 1>

<Chapter 2>Three kinds of Sleep</Chapter 2>

<Chapter 3>Sleep practice and Dream practice</Chapter 3>

<Part 5>The practice of sleep yoga</Part 5>

<Chapter 1>The Dakini, Salgye Du Dalma</Chapter 1>

<Chapter 2>Preliminary Practice</Chapter 2>

<Chapter 3>Sleep Practice</Chapter 3>

<Chapter 4>Tiglé</Chapter 4>

<Chapter 5>Progress</Chapter 5>

<Chapter 6>Obstacles</Chapter 6>

<Chapter 7>Supportive Practices</Chapter 7>

<Chapter 8>Integration</Chapter 8>

<Chapter 9>Continuity</Chapter 9>

<Part 6>Elaborations</Part 6>

<Chapter 1>Context</Chapter 1>

<Chapter 2>Mind and Rigpa</Chapter 2>

<Chapter 3>The base Kunzhi</Chapter 3>

<Chapter 4>Knowing</Chapter 4>

<Chapter 5>Recognizing Clarity and Emptiness</Chapter 5>

<Chapter 6>Self</Chapter 6>

<Chapter 7>Paradox of the Essenceless Self</Chapter 7>

<Final words/>




Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, a lama in the Bön tradition of Tibet, presently resides in Charlottesville, Virginia. He is the founder and director of the Ligmincha Instiute, an organization dedicated to the study and practice of the teachings of the Bön tradition. He was born in Amritsar, India, after his parents fled the chinese invasion of Tibet, and received training from both Buddhist and Bön teachers, attaining the degree of Geshe, the highest academic degree of traditional Tibetan culture. He has been in the United States since 1991 and has taught widely in Europe and America.


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