TIBETAN DREAM YOGA

Below are a couple of Daytime Practices from the Tibetan Dream Yoga  that seem like they would have some value for a number of things.

Baby with butterfly painted

The dream

During the day, practice these four points:

• Contemplating the body as illusory and unreal

• Contemplating the mind and mental activities as similarly insubstantial

• Regarding the world and all phenomena and experience as dreamlike, insubstantial, impermanent, and unreal

• Recognizing the relativity and ungraspable quality such as time, space, knowledge, and awareness
Reminding ourselves of these four truths throughout our waking hours helps to dissolve the barrier between the dream of life and the sleeping dream. As we become more adept at these practices, we begin to regard our nighttime dreams as continuations of our waking dream and we learn how to bring habitual awareness to both. 

Mirror Practice

The following mirror practice is an effective way of perceiving the dreamlike nature of“reality”,
and especially of “self”. From time to time during the day, take a few minutes to do it.
1. Stand in front of a mirror and look into your own eyes.

2. Hold up a hand mirror behind your right or left ear and look at its
reflection in the larger mirror. Keep angling the hand mirror so as to
fragment and multiply your image as much as possible. Let your mind
fragment along with the image.

3. After a few minutes,
angle the hand mirror back until you return to the original, single image
in the mirror in front of you.

The analogy of a mirror image is, like dreams, traditionally used to describe the insubstantial nature of our everyday experience. The mirror practice helps bring that teaching to life. The fragmented image is the
kind we might see in a dream; yet we are seeing it while we’re fully awake — or are we?

Allowing your mind to “fall apart” also helps ventilate the solidity we typically attribute to our world, and especially to our “self.”

This is part of a post from here if you wanted more information.

http://www.plotinus.com/zhine_tibetan_dream_yoga_part2.htm

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