The Art of Lucid Dreaming Workshop with Andrew Holecek

Jul 05, 2019 - Jul 14, 2019

The Art of Lucid Dreaming

Lucid dreaming offers unparalleled opportunities for mental, physical, and spiritual growth. During this program we’ll explore the science behind lucidity, how to induce lucid dreams, what to do with them, and how to transcend any obstacle. Lucid dreaming has been developed for thousands of years in the East, and recently augmented with sophisticated techniques from the West. Learn how lucid dreaming leads to lucid living, and how this ancient practice can change your brain, facilitate healing, improve relationships, heighten performance, and spiritually wake you up.

In Summary:
  • Build daytime and nighttime practices to help induce lucidity
  • Utilize both Eastern and Western techniques for developing dream incubation and increasing dream recall
  • Work with the latest technology and apps designed to wake you up in your dreams
  • Manage common obstacles to lucid dreaming
  • Transform insomnia, reduce nightmares, and work with other sleep disorders
  • Create a foundation for optimal sleep hygiene

But most of all we will learn how lucid dreaming leads to lucid living, and how this ancient practice can change your brain, facilitate healing, overcome daytime obstacles, and spiritually wake you up.

This program will explore the many remarkable benefits of lucid dreaming. Every tip and trick will be discussed, from natural agents that heighten dreams, to electronic gadgets that wake you up to your dreams, to the latest apps. Eastern and Western techniques for increasing dream recall, for developing dream incubation, and for triggering lucid dreams will be explored. You will learn the daytime and nighttime practices that induce lucidity, good sleep hygiene, and how to manage common obstacles. Learn how to transform insomnia, reduce nightmares, and work with other sleep disorders. With talks, discussion groups, and entertaining videos, this program will show you how to take full advantage of “night school” and the accelerated learning available every night. We spend one-third of our lives sleeping, and enter the dream world nearly half a million times – think about how much you could learn if you had even a fraction of that extra time.

Dream Yoga: The Path of Awakening Through Sleep and Dream

Discover the remarkable world of nocturnal meditation, where a wealth of wisdom awaits you every night. Lucid dreaming can develop into dream yoga, which has boundless potential for psychological and spiritual evolution. The nocturnal meditations provide a unique opportunity to explore the nature of mind and reality. The dream state is the “example dream” or “double delusion,” that when understood can lead to a deeper comprehension of the “real dream” or “primary delusion” of daily life. Learn how dream yoga evolves into sleep yoga and eventually into bardo yoga – and can prepare you for a lucid death.

This more advanced program on the nocturnal meditations assumes participants have either attended one of my earlier lucid dreaming/dream yoga programs, or already have knowledge about the basics of lucid dreaming. This retreat explores the more advanced inner yoga induction methods, subtle daily meditations, and an integral approach to understanding non-lucidity and lucidity. This program is for those drawn to Buddhist practice, and a deeper understanding of the subtle dimensions of mind.

July 05-07, tuition early bird before May 31: $250. Regular cost $350.
July 05-14, tuition early bird before May 31: $895. Regular cost $975.

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Teacher

Andrew Holecek has completed the traditional three-year Buddhist meditation retreat and offers seminars internationally on meditation, lucid dreaming, and dream yoga. He is the author of The Power and the Pain; Preparing to Die; and Meditation in the iGeneration, as well as the audio learning course, Dream Yoga: The Tibetan Path of Awakening Through Lucid Dreaming. His most recent book, Dream Yoga: Illuminating Your Life Through Lucid Dreaming and the Tibetan Yogas of Sleep, is the first of four books on the nocturnal meditations. Dr. Holecek is a member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine whose work has appeared in Lion’s Roar, Parobla, Tricycle, Buddhadharma, Light of Consciousness, Utne Reader, and other periodicals. See andrewholecek.com for more.

Food

Our menus are based on group preferences and budget. We offer delicious, balanced vegetarian and non-vegetarian meals which typically include raw salads and hot vegetable dishes. Upon request, we will gladly prepare unseasoned blanched or steamed dishes for lunch and dinner. We easily accommodate gluten/dairy free needs, and many of our seasonings and oils are provided on the side for guests to season meals to taste. Several rooms have refrigerators, so guests are welcome to bring food that suit their needs if they have issues we cannot accommodate. Please note that we are unable to reduce meal costs due to food allergies.

Payment Policy

A $50 non-refundable deposit is taken at the time registration occurs.
The full balance is collected 7 days prior to arrival.

Cancellation Policy

Other than the deposit, no fees are incurred if cancelled up to 7 days after reservation date.
50% of the total cost is retained if cancelled less than 4 days prior to event.
The $50 deposit given at registration is non-refundable.

July 05-07, tuition early bird before May 31: $250. Regular cost $350.
July 05-14, tuition early bird before May 31: $895. Regular cost $975.

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