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Dream Yoga

The Tibetan Path of Awakening Through Lucid Dreaming
Narrated by: Andrew Holecek
Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
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Discover the Hidden Dimension of Your Life—The Dream Realm

"Sleeping and dreaming," teaches Andrew Holecek, "offer nightly opportunities for spiritual awakening." When you know how to wake up in your dreams, you transform sleep into a portal to the deepest experiences of reality.

Can anyone awaken in their dreams and explore their true depths? For decades, this gifted author and instructor has launched spiritual oneironauts (dream travelers) from all beliefs and backgrounds into the magical world of dreams—even those who have never meditated or had a lucid dream. Dream Yoga brings the best from modern science and Tibetan wisdom to offer you this extraordinary opportunity. With expert guidance you'll learn everything you need to know to penetrate the mysteries of the night, including:

  • Meditations for calming and clarifying your mind
  • How to have lucid dream states naturally using Tibetan practices and contemporary dream induction techniques
  • Practical tips for overcoming common obstacles, enhancing dream recall, working with nightmares, and gleaning insights from your dreams
  • Bringing your skills together to explore the deepest dimensions of awakened consciousness

Each night you touch into the possibility of enlightenment. With Dream Yoga you will emerge from the darkness of ignorance into the luminous experience of awakening—in every moment, day or night.

©2013 Andrew Holecek (P)2013 Andrew Holecek

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I was browsing audible one day for mindfulness related titles and came across some titles related to lucid dreaming. I didn't know what lucid dreaming was so curiously I read some book summaries and googled it. It seemed a brand new and interesting topic after looking for books on lucid dreaming I decided on this one. I decided that I would wait to review this book until I have practiced the principles outlined in the book as its a how-to-book and not just a story. If I would have rated it right away I would have also rated it a high score based on performance and story applied to the topic. So its been about 15 days since I've finished the book. Keep in mind I have had no practice in lucid dreaming, never tried lucid dreaming practices, or had prior knowledge on the subject. By casually following the principles/strategies in this book I immediately started having great dream recall just by being more conscious of trying to remember the dreams. He recommends a supplement for recall that wasn't necessary for me. I have had multiple lucid dreams which are really cool they don't last long and I'm sure they will last longer with more in practice. I seem to get lucky and automatically wake up before my last sleep cycle of the night at that time I practice the visualization practice of the red lotus mentioned on the way back to sleep which seems to really trigger these dreams. If you want a single book that works this book works.

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Great For Beginners | Shallow For The Experienced

Andrew Holecek was great at condensing profound Vajrayana insights and fusing them with Western lucid dreaming practice. You do not need prior Buddhist, meditative, nor lucid dream experiences to apply what he teaches in this book. He also does a good job of continuously re-emphasizing core teachings in a subtle way.

However, to those with substantial prior experience in any of the above mentioned traditions: you might find this book to be too shallow. Instead, I would recommend Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche's The Tibetan Yogas of Dream and Sleep.

Andrew also has a great, but sometimes unbearably slow voice. You might find that 1.25x speed will be more appropriate.

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Clear

The book starts out slow, but really picks up in chapter 4. Andrew Holecek is my favorite speaker on Dream Yoga and I'll be purchasing all of his future works.

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Fantastic

This is the best book on lucid dreaming I have found. Full of beautiful insights on reality vs. dreams. Some of the buddhist themes may be a little hard to follow at first, especially if you're unfamiliar with eastern philosophy, but once the ideas mature in your head you see how nicely they fit in.

I highly recommend this book!

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This is tremendous

If you could sum up Dream Yoga in three words, what would they be?

Thorough, Insightful, Stressfree.
Andrew Holecek covers everything imaginable to give you a strong foundation on which to build your dream yoga practice. His voice is calm and steady, so it's really easy to listen to at night, to be reminded of some of the practices just as you're falling asleep.

What insight do you think you’ll apply from Dream Yoga?

There are many insights that I apply to my practice, such as sleep posture, jumping, having cards around the house to pick up and read to do a state check.

Any additional comments?

This is the best program on lucid dreaming and dream yoga that I've had the pleasure of listening to.

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I’ve listened twice and will have a third helping of the many nutrients and wisdom

Provided is Andrew Holecek fabulous course on dream yoga! The words are profound proceeding from decades of practice and experience. The narration is warm and gentle, unpretentious tea in the breakfast nook of a master teacher. Gratitude for dedicated educators on the path!!

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Well done!

Well done! Great narrator for subject. Need repeated listening to get the most out of subject, will be easy as well!

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The Ego Can Get Behind This

The immediate benefit is Andrew’s narration, which is conversational in tone, giving room between words and phrases, allowing the listener time to pleasurably comprehend. Here is a thoroughly experienced explorer of the inner and outer realms. A joy to study.

Andrew’s commentary on spiritual development is light-hearted, playful and transparent. As a multiple decade meditator, I gained fresh ways to understand and benefit from the dream and waking states.

As anyone who's done a lot of work on themselves knows, ego is the ultimate control freak. As such, many parts of this book will frighten, but the underlying benefit of having control over the dream state and mind is something the ego can get behind.

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An amazing book about awakening!

Would you consider the audio edition of Dream Yoga to be better than the print version?

I've never read the book. I only listened to the audio version and it was fantastic!

What was one of the most memorable moments of Dream Yoga?

The practice of meditation, lucid dreaming and illusory form were great! I had been doing this for some time before finding this book and I was pleased to find confirmation of my experiences in it.

What about Andrew Holecek’s performance did you like?

He was very good at explaining very subtle concepts.

What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

The idea that your waking life is just another dream to wake up from.

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Fantastic and enlightening!

I am very pleased with my purchase and just finished listening. I am starting it over cause theres so many great insights to glean.

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  • Fabien
  • 11-12-14

Wealth of information beautifully articulated

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Andrew is a brilliant teacher. I thoroughly enjoyed listening to his teaching.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Dream Yoga?

Tips on how to practise

What about Andrew Holecek’s performance did you like?

Very eloquent and clear communication

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

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Don't expect to have lucid dreams after completing the course. It takes much patience and dedication. This recording is to be listened to again and again! Thank you Andrew for this offering. OM MANI PADME HUM

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  • James
  • 09-23-14

Great lesson in lucid dreaming and dream yoga

What did you like most about Dream Yoga?

I personally found the subject matter really interesting and Andrew Holecek's enthusiastic, practical personality makes it engaging and humorous.

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Any additional comments?

This does get pretty deep, but anyone with an interest in buddhism or spirituality, and what happens when they go to sleep should definitely get involved.

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  • Mickey Brown Eyes
  • 02-18-18

Beautifully illustrated

I began seeking inspiration to practice the Art of Lucid Dreaming, I know have that plus I have been employing Buddhist techniques to enrich my practice with more structure towards a meaningful approach. Lucid Dreams on there own are amazing tools to probe for understanding and play but the additional Buddhist methods have enabled me to go even deeper into self where a profound duty seeks its balance.
The author is witty and clear spoken. It almost feels like a face to face sitting. I like the quoted Carl Jung and all the Buddha’s.
I look forward to further additions.

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  • Chris Ecclestone
  • 01-08-17

Love this!

Brilliant. Loved it. I admit I am going to listen to it all over again. Just to be sure I get it. Thank you Andrew.

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  • Y Skoryk
  • 04-11-15

Dream yoga for serious dreamers

This is a high quality audio book about Dream yoga and lucid dreaming technique. Just imagine that you've attended about 3-4 lectures or a weekend workshop and you are now ready to dream. 'Dream Yoga'
is like that. Plus it it easy to listen to and comprehend. The exercises are fun and the meditation included is very helpful and useful. I highly recommend this to anyone who is serious and ready to dream. I enjoyed the book!

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