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Sun Jun 2, 2019, 05:18 AM

Awareness during sleep.

I've heard that Buddhist monks and other people who have had a long meditation practice can maintain awareness during sleep, including during the dream state and deep dreamless sleep.

Are you able to do that? What are your tips for becoming more aware?

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Reply Awareness during sleep. (Original post)
Tobin S. Jun 2019 OP
madaboutharry Jun 2019 #1
mitch96 Jun 2019 #2
Tobin S. Jun 2019 #7
mitch96 Jun 2019 #8
Ponietz Jun 2019 #3
sagesnow Jun 2019 #5
Harker Jun 2019 #4
sagesnow Jun 2019 #6

Response to Tobin S. (Original post)

Sun Jun 2, 2019, 05:28 AM

1. That is very interesting,

I would like to read more about that.

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Response to Tobin S. (Original post)

Sun Jun 2, 2019, 07:58 AM

2. What do you mean by awareness?

Detect sounds? movement?
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Response to mitch96 (Reply #2)

Sun Jun 2, 2019, 01:26 PM

7. I'm simply referring to consciousness.

Some people think that we are never truly unconscious. The fact that we remember our dreams or we know it when we've had a good night's rest seems to be evidence of that.

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Response to Tobin S. (Reply #7)

Sun Jun 2, 2019, 01:43 PM

8. got it, tnx................. nt

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Response to Ponietz (Reply #3)

Sun Jun 2, 2019, 12:23 PM

5. Thanks for posting this.

It's really interesting and relevant to my practice. I think I met Tenzin Wangyal-Rinpoche at the 2016 SAND (Science and Non-Duality) Conference in San Jose. He's a great teacher.

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Response to Tobin S. (Original post)

Sun Jun 2, 2019, 10:56 AM

4. I view my dreams as

my sleeping self offering guidance or illuminating concerns to my waking self, so I do nothing to direct or disrupt the free flow.

Sometimes the dream lesson is simply to see the value of amusement in chaos.

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Response to Tobin S. (Original post)

Sun Jun 2, 2019, 12:28 PM

6. Here's a video of Stephen LeBarg

from a SAND Conference.

Dr. Stephen LaBerge is a world renowned expert on lucid dreaming. His groundbreaking research at Stanford University demonstrated the validity of lucid dreaming to the scientific world, and his books Lucid Dreaming and Exploring the World of Lucid Dreaming are best sellers.

https://www.scienceandnonduality.com/video/lucid-dreaming-techniques-stephen-laberge

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