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79 of 80 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Book - extremely well written
Even though this book is about dream and sleep Yoga it contains one of the best - non-technical, non dogmatic explanations of karma I have ever read. It also has a great explanation of non-duality. The entire book is written in an exceptionally clear manner with wonderful explanations and a great glossary. I cannot recommend this book highly enough.
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3.0 out of 5 stars The tibetan Yogas of Dream and Sleep, by Tenzin Wangyl Rinpoche
As a general introduction to lucid dreaming, I have not rated this book very highly. In fairness to the author, the title does not suggest that it is intended as an introduction of lucid dreaming to western readers.

If you are interested Tibetan Bo'n and Bhuddhist teachings about the importance of recognising dream states in this life, as a preparation for...
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79 of 80 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Book - extremely well written, 20 Jan 1999
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This review is from: The Tibetan Yogas Of Dream And Sleep (Paperback)
Even though this book is about dream and sleep Yoga it contains one of the best - non-technical, non dogmatic explanations of karma I have ever read. It also has a great explanation of non-duality. The entire book is written in an exceptionally clear manner with wonderful explanations and a great glossary. I cannot recommend this book highly enough.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Original and authentic, 17 May 2010
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There are many books on dream yoga on the market. However, this one is the only one, that I know, that also deals with sleep yoga, the state of consciousness beyond dreaming.
Metaphysics is a difficult subject to write about. Tenzin Wangyal is to be congratulated in writing so clearly, originally and authentically. This is no dry book with only theories, but comes from a man who was born for the role. It carries many personal anecdotes to illustrate his eminently practical approach.
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130 of 141 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Remarkably well-written and informative., 3 April 1999
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Even for a seasoned lucid dreamer like myself, this book was highly useful in offering traditional Tibetan practices for lucid dream induction, as well as various suggestions for activities to attempt within a fully lucid dream. However, what is most amazing about this book is its instructions for abiding as the pure, empty Awareness (rigpa) that is our true Self. As a Zen Buddhist, I am quite familiar with maintaining this "mirror-mind," but I usually cannot maintain it for very long, and I've never held it past the dream stage, into deep dreamless sleep. The practices in this book are helping me to change all that. Maintaining meditation practice during sleep--literally 24 hours a day--accelerates things profoundly. When the gross, manifest world of spacetime has dissolved into the subtle realm of souls and dreaming, and when even that realm has dissolved into Emptiness, your truest self shines forth clearly as the one and only Mind behind all illusory manifestation. Truly, the awareness within you that is right now reading these words is the Buddha. Your true nature is absolutely vast, silent, empty, blissful, and timeless Consciousness as Such--the source and substance of all that seems to exist. When you become identified with this Consciousness, your true Self, and not merely with the deluded, individual mind (or ego), you find yourself in a state of constant consciousness--never blinking, never fading, 24 hours a day--remaining completely "awake" even during dreaming and deep sleep. You'll have discovered your true Home--the Home you've never left, the Home you couldn't possibly leave, but a Home that you refused to admit you were in while you suffered for lifetimes in this silly dream.
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5.0 out of 5 stars great work here, 8 Dec 2014
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there's some really profound stuff in here

it might not open a closed mind, but an open mind will welcome it

it isn't perfect, but there are some things written on a few pages that people wouldn't learn in a lifetime, and are to be cherished. My favourite bit is where it speaks of trying to solve greed by consumption is like trying to cure thirst by drinking salt water

can you read that thought and not buy it?

(if anyone is interested, I am an atheist, and don't believe anything supernatural)
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5.0 out of 5 stars excellent guide, 10 Mar 2014
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Such clear explanations of the practices and of the philosophy and purpose behind them - very encouraging, reassurring and very very human.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Travel's book, 31 Jan 2014
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For those who like to travel but can't afford it ,this is a fantastic book to understand that even the physical traveler doesn't go anywhere if their mind is a sedentary one!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, 5 Nov 2013
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If you have an interest and an opportunity to get this then I can not recommend enough that you do.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing book full of clear and concise information about the ..., 4 Dec 2014
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Amazing book full of clear and concise information about the subject. Tenzin Wangyai Rinpoche has real way of getting the information across so you can understand. If you but the name in YouTube you will see his lectures and the book is in the same style. Very pleased with purchase.
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9 of 13 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars The tibetan Yogas of Dream and Sleep, by Tenzin Wangyl Rinpoche, 7 Jan 2012
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As a general introduction to lucid dreaming, I have not rated this book very highly. In fairness to the author, the title does not suggest that it is intended as an introduction of lucid dreaming to western readers.

If you are interested Tibetan Bo'n and Bhuddhist teachings about the importance of recognising dream states in this life, as a preparation for discerning dreamlike states in the 'bardo' after death of the present body, then The Tibetan Yogas of Dream and Sleep, by Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche might be just the book for you.

Bo'n and Bhuddhist teachings and practices have been deeply concerned with states of consciousness for many hundreds of years, and experiences and abilities so gained may sometimes be far ahead of conventional western understanding. The author received training from both Buddhist and Bo'n teachers and attained the degree of Geshe, the highest academic degree of traditional Tibetan culture. He has been in the United States since 1991.

Early pages in the book discuss dream and reality, also karmic traces, prana and chakras. There is a helpful glossary. The first part of the book is more generally accessible than the later part.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars I'll return to this book time and again, 15 July 2011
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A book that will live on my reference shelf, not one that will go to the charity shop. Well worth reading, mulling upon and practising.
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