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Dream Yourself Into Awakening Workshop

 
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Workshop Summary

As we face an increasingly chaotic and challenging world with shifting external events and uncertainty at every turn, we may find ourselves ill-prepared and not schooled in the ways of taming our mind and heart and so are easily swept up in the changing tide of events along with everyone that surrounds us. This groundbreaking course aims to blend dream yoga, mind training techniques and illusory body training, to guide you into Awakening. We do this by combining ancient wisdom with modern science and teach you secular methods for taming their mind and accessing the stability, peace and calm happiness of luminous awareness accompanied by dream yoga and lucid dream training and discovery. 

 

Course Objectives

In this novel 10-week experiential learning course, we guide you on a journey of the mind, heart and consciousness. We go deep into the world of dreams--a journey that you have quite likely never taken before. Together we work with your lucid dreaming states to explore the mysterious and uncharted inner world and its relationship to thoughts, feelings, perception and external objects and to discover the ground of your own consciousness. As you directly touch and become familiar with this being – your consciousness – we help you to awaken into the knowing, stable awareness of yourself through recognizing the illusory nature of what you have considered to be reality up until now. Once discovered, we map out the territory of the mind, heart and consciousness through dream and illusory body yoga and give your practical techniques for stabilizing this awareness including how this can help you in every aspect of life from day-to-day decision-making, relationships, to crafting a vision for your life and how to become awakened dreamers in your communities and the world. 

 
 

Workshop Overview

Module 1: Setting a baseline for dreaming yourself into awakened awareness

We lay the foundation and all that will be covered in the course, including our explorations into awareness, the neuroscience of lucid dreaming, neuroscience and neural correlates of complex mind states and compassionate non-dual awareness.

Module 2: Preliminary practices for dream and sleep yoga

We dive into the principles and details of dream and sleep yoga, lucid dreaming, six realms, seven chakras and six types of dreams according to the energy centers

Module 3: Liberation of the mind stream through purification and the energy body

More on the practices of dream and sleep yoga including breath, lamps, energy drops, dakinis and deities. We dive into illusory body yoga and the three Gateways of body, speech and mind.

Module 4: Liberation of the daytime state through grace, peace and healing practices in the chakras

Here we explore the dream and sleep yoga practices of clear light and energy drops through illusory body yoga. We couple these eastern practices with an exploration into the neuroscience of energetic medicine and healing (e.g. Reiki).

Module 5: Dreaming and the illusory body with the elements

Next we explore the dream and sleep yoga visualizations of elements (fire, flood..), and the illusory body yoga path of the six senses beginning with the sight path.

Module 6: Nighttime instructions on dreaming and liberating confusion, anxiety and pain

In this module we use dream and sleep yoga practices to deal with fear, grasping and managing magical wrathful displays. In illusory body yoga we explore the sound path and finally we explore the neuroscience of pain and anxiety and tools to manage it.

Module 7: Transforming into clear light and empty clarity

Here we dive into the magical clear light practice within dream yoga and the taste path of illusory body yoga. We share the neuroscience of compassion, love, emptiness, jhanas and flow states.

Module 8: Dreaming and meditation into natural liberation of awareness

This week in the natural liberation of awareness we truly step beyond. We move into the clear light of samadhi within dream and sleep yoga and the touch path of illusory body yoga. Finally we explore the neural correlates of non-dual awareness, mystical states, prophecy and Jedi states.

Module 9: Living and dying through dreaming and transitional processes

As we move into the final stages of the course, we explore death and transitional processes through dream and sleep yoga practices of the clear light of death and the sense-mind path of illusory body yoga. From a western science angle we examine the neuroscience of transitional states and entering and exiting dream states

Module 10: Pointing out the nature of mind and dreaming – seeing things as they are

In our final module we explore the path arising as primordial wisdom through dream and sleep yoga. In illusory body yoga we examine the conceptual thought path as we as secret conduct (cutting through practices), illuminating experience and illusory metaphors.

Date: 10-Week Course. Dates TBD. Check back soon.

Contact: For any questions email: holly@heartmindalchemy.com 

Cost: Regular Price: $288 Reduced Price (Students/Unwaged/Hardship): $148

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Your Instructors

 

Stephen Altair

Stephen Altair’s background is varied and eclectic. Stephen co-founded three educational institutions and a health and lifestyle television channel, has published ten books including one top ten best-seller, composed three music albums including a single presented to Nelson Mandela on his inauguration and supports Tibetan refugees educational programs. Stephen has lectured at universities at Bachelor level in Computer Science and Music and at Masters level in Computer Science and given seminars and workshops in New Zealand, Australia, the USA and Japan. He has been a guest speaker at Microsoft conventions on the subject of mindful practice and technologies.


Stephen graduated from Auckland and Otago University with degrees in Education and Business and was Certified as a Counsellor with the Counsellors and Psychotherapists Association of New South Wales in Australia. Stephen is also a trained Vedic astrologer and brings practical insights to the life path energies from a Vedic and Tibetan perspective.

He has been writing and teaching meditation techniques for over 30 years. 


Stephen shares teachings, activations and transmissions from "The Light of Awareness at the Heart" and Light Body Awakening, based on subtle energy meditation and the ancient Dzogchen, Mahamudra and Madhyamaka teachings with deep gratitude to all the lineages and all blessings dedicated to your liberation and to the liberation of all those participating

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