Lucid Waking & Dream Yoga
With Loch Kelly & Michael Katz
Sunday, February 17, 2019 @ 10 am-5 pm
Tibet House, 22 West 15th Street, New York, NY 10011
General $80 / Members $72REGISTER HERE
“Personally, I’m thankful to Loch for offering this gift to humanity at this crucial time when so many people are looking for living spirituality free from outdated paradigms.” ―Anam Thubten, Author of No Self, No Problem
How do we live a compassionate, awakened life? Lucid waking begins with a shift out of our small separate sense of self into awake awareness, our nature of mind, called rigpa. Tibetan Buddhism teaches that every being possesses the capacity to recognize awake awareness. With practice, awake awareness may be accessed at any moment, during the day or even during sleep and dreaming.
Dream yoga is intended to enhance creativity, self-exploration and spiritual/psychological growth through powerful techniques of lucid dreaming derived principally from the Tibetan dream yoga tradition. Lucidity within the dream state represents exceptional potential and is a gateway to mastery of the dream process.
Loch will offer ways of glimpsing awake awareness and effortless mindfulness as doorways to lucid waking and living from our compassionate heart-mind. Dr. Katz will induce lucidity within a dream by combined experiential exercises of deep relaxation training and induction.
Please join us for this illuminating, experiential workshop, where you will learn simple practices of dream yoga and the glimpsing of awake awareness.
ABOUT THE CO-TEACHERS
Michael Katz Psychologist, artist, and author has a doctoral degree in psychology from New York University. He is a long time student of Tibetan Buddhism and has studied with many of the great masters of this age.
He is the co-author and editor of the book “Dream Yoga and the Practice of Natural Light” with Chogyal Namkhai Norbu. He is also the author of the book “Tibetan Dream Yoga the Royal Road to Enlightenment" as well as the fictional novel "The White Dolphin".
Michael is a Santi Maha Sangha teacher in the Dzogchen Community was authorized to teach dream yoga and meditation by Chogyal Namkhai Norbu. He has subsequently taught dream yoga for two decades in more than 30 countries internationally as well as Harvard University, Amherst College, Tibet House, and other institutions and organizations.
He was featured in the discovery channel’s program “The Power of Dreams” and was a featured speaker at the first Gateways of the Mind conference in London. He was also featured in a documentary movie called “Tamara’s Sacred Journey” after leading a group to sacred caves in Tibet in 2010. His paintings were the subject of a one-person show at Tibet house called "Form Is Emptiness" in 2013.
Loch Kelly, M.Div., LCSW is the author of the best-selling book Shift into Freedom: The Science and Practice of Open-Hearted Awareness, which was named “Top 10 Best Books of the Year” by Spirituality & Health Magazine. Loch is the founder of the non-profit Open-Hearted Awareness Institute. He is a recognized leader in the field of meditation and psychotherapy who studied with Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche, Tsoknyi Rinpoche, and Mingyur Rinpoche and is affiliated with Adyashanti. Loch is a teacher known for his ability to make nonduality practical, humorous, experiential, and contemporary. He studied at Columbia University and Union Theological and has worked in community mental health for over 30 years. Loch collaborates with neuroscientists at Yale, UPenn, and NYU in the study of how awareness training can enhance compassion and wellbeing.REGISTER HERE
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