Truly Amazing is this Dream-like World: Exploring our dreams through the Dharma with ArthabandhuOn Tue, 22 February, 2022 - 12:03
April 2-3 2022
First session (2 hrs): USA PST 01:00 | México 03:00 | USA EST 04:00 | IE & UK 09:00 | Europe CET 10:00 | India 13:30 | Australia AEDT 19.00 | New Zealand 21.00
Second session (2 hrs): USA PST 06:00 | México 08:00 | USA EST 09:00 | IE & UK 14:00 | Europe CET 15:00 | | India 18:30 | Australia AEDT 00.00 (next day) | New Zealand 02.00 (next day)
Third session (1.5 hrs): USA PST 11:00 | México 12:00 | USA EST 14:00 | IE & UK 19:00 | Europe CET 20:00 | | India 23:30 | Australia AEDT 04.00 (next day) | New Zealand 06.00 (next day)
Myriad visions and various feelings-
all appear before me.
Truly amazing is this dream-like world,
Oh, what a wonder,
What a marvel!
Empty is their nature,
Yet everything is manifested!
About this weekend:
Arthabandhu will help us reconnect with the magic of our dream lives and show how dreams can be part of a rich Dharma life. Just to start to be able to recall our dreams releases energy and deepens our awareness of ourselves, but we can go further by actively bringing mindfulness, loving kindness and ethical sensitivity into our dreams.
We’ll be exploring these themes through talks, discussion, meditation and ritual. On the first day we’ll prepare to go into the night with open hearts and see what comes from the dream world. The following day we’ll have the chance to share and reflect upon our experiences, including looking at what may potentially block our capacity to dream or ability to dream creatively. We’ll be learning together about the value and uses of dreams and dream states in our lives, exploring the practical things we can do to integrate our dreams with our practice of the Dharma.
What to expect:
- Meditation followed by an introduction the theme of dream awareness
- Teaching followed by a mindful siesta exploring the value of becoming aware in these in-between states.
- Practice and dream themed puja
- Meditation, followed by dream circles
- A mindful walk. Closing ritual.
Arthabandhu has long had a special interest in dreams and has explored them in relation to Buddhist practice ever since hearing Urgyen Sangharakshita say: “If you want to really know yourself, pay attention to your dreams.”