by Carl Stepath
We had a very interesting and excellent spiritual learning experience in Dzamling Gar, Tenerife, Spain, last week on the dates of Friday, November 3 until Sunday, November 5. There were 50 people attending in the Gönpa, and over 150 online – from many places around the world.
We had this wonderful and memorable teaching about Dream Yoga and the Practice of Natural Light from Dr. Michael Katz of New York City. This course deepened our knowledge about Dream Yoga, within the teachings of Chögyal Namkhai Norbu.
Michael gave us instructions for developing clarity and lucid dreaming within the sleep and dream states. He went beyond our past experiences of lucid dreaming that have been been taught within Dzogchen teachings. This tradition, expands the development of lucidity, and teaches us how to generate an improved awareness of how to enhance out ability to have an experience of liberation through our dreams.
Dream yoga deepens our awareness and works to develop learning experience during our dreams of the night. It also advances situations of a dreamlike experience during our daytime hours, while also relating it to some bardo experiences. This 3-day teaching and practice of dream yoga was a powerful tool of awakening for those of us involved in this short course, and we appreciate Michael coming here to teach us.