Relaxing the mind is a big goal of Buddhist practice, but to do that you need to relax your body as well. Sister Chan Khong teaches us a three-step practice to access a deep restfulness that rivals sleep.
When you see that much of your life is spent in dreamlike states, says Pema Khandro Rinpoche, you are freed from the suffering they cause.
Each Friday, we share three topical longreads in our Weekend Reader newsletter. This week, LionsRoar.com’s editor Sam Littlefair explores sleeping, dreaming, and waking up.
Andrew Holecek teaches us how to be awake when we’re asleep.
Zen teacher Joan Sutherland on life’s dreamlike nature and why it should be embraced.
If you indulge your fantasies, lucid dreaming becomes super-samsara. If you go deeper, lucid dreaming can develop into dream yoga—spiritual practice.
Buddhist teacher Andrew Holocek says virtual reality could be an opportunity to investigate the mind — or it could be “super samsara.”
Lindsay Kyte reviews the new book by Andrew Holecek. Plus: Holecek’s own explanation of dream yoga, and how to do it.
Embrace Change: leading Buddhist teachers and writers offer stories, teachings, and meditations to help us embrace the change in our lives.
“The biggest problem with sleep loss is that it’s not often recognized as a problem. Those under its influence ignore the real source of their problems.”