The Karma of DreamsOn Fri, 15 September, 2023 - 18:37
Saturday October 7th 2023
About the day
- What kind of karma is at play in our dreams?
- How do actions in the dream state affect consciousness?
- How can we dream with more awareness and influence our dreams skilfully?
These are some of the questions that we’ll explore in this fun, practical workshop taking a simple approach to reflecting upon dreams that enables us to relive them in a positive way. We’ll experiment with taking our dream work in new directions, sowing fresh karmic seeds that can then condition our future dreams and experience…
Arthabandhu is keen to show how dreams are available to us all, and how a connection with our dreams can have a very positive effect upon the quality of our lives. This connection can take many forms: it could be through lucid dreaming or dream yoga, or simply being aware of what we have dreamt and finding ways of appreciating these experiences more fully.
Having realized that this world is like a dream,
and that all Buddhas are like mere reflections,
that all principles [dharma] are like an echo,
you move unimpeded in the world
(The Gandhavyuha Sutra, Translated by Gomez, 1967)
What to expect
Arthabandhu will be drawing together approaches from the Buddhist tradition and modern psychotherapy to show how an aware engagement with our dreams can help us make progress on the Buddhist path.
The sessions will be a mix of presentation, practice, interaction and inquiry. Sessions may feature breakout groups.
Saturday 7 October 2023
Two identical sessions, come to one or both!
First session (3 hrs): USA PDT 2:00 am | México CST 3:00 am | USA EDT 5:00 am | IE & UK BST 10:00 am | Europe CEST 11:00 am | India IST 2:30 pm | Australia AEST 7:00 pm | New Zealand NZST 9:00 pm
Second session (3 hrs): USA PDT 6:30 am | México CST 7:30 am | USA EDT 9:30 am | IE & UK BST 2:30 pm | Europe CEST 3:30 pm | India IST 7:00 pm | Australia AEST 11:30 pm | New Zealand NZST 1:30 am (next day)
Arthabandhu is an ordained member of the Triratna Buddhist Order and has been practicing Buddhism and engaging with dreams for 25 years. He has explored dreams through the approaches of Lucid Dreaming, Buddhist Dream Yoga and Gestalt Psychotherapy. During these years he has kept detailed dream diaries, illustrated with paintings and other artwork. These images and diary extracts are now featured in his zine ‘Stuff of Dreams’.