The Art of Dreaming with Arthabandhu
Sunday 3 September 10am – 4:30pm
Dreams are for many an overlooked aspect of ourselves, our modern culture rarely encourages us to give them much attention, however, Buddhism sees dreams as offering an opportunity for spiritual growth and even a path to Enlightenment.
The central theme of this workshop will be to reconnect us with our dream lives and through this reconnect us with a very essential part of ourselves. Just to start to be able to recall our dreams connects us with deeper energy and broadens our awareness of ourselves to something beyond the ordinary and mundane. Many of us as children directly felt the magic and wonder of dream experience but we have since grown more and more alienated from it. This needn’t be the case and together we can help one another reconnect with the beauty and depths that are possible through truly honoring dreams.
Among other things we will look at:
- Practical ways we can develop a rich dreamlife
- What the Buddhist tradition has to say about dreams
- The benefits of bringing mindfulness and loving kindness into our dreams
- And how all this can benefit us during the waking state too
All welcome. Please bring vegan food to share at lunchtime.
There is a small booking fee of £5, otherwise there is no charge for the day. However we would ask you to consider a donation of £15 to £20 on the day which can be made by cash or card.
Arthabandhu is an ordained member of the Triratna Buddhist Order. He has been practicing Buddhism for more than 20 years and has explored dreaming for a similar length of time. He has explored Lucid Dreaming and Buddhist Dream Yoga and studied other approaches to dreams, including their application in Gestalt Psychotherapy.
During these years of exploring his dreams he has kept detailed dream diaries, including illustrations, which he has now made into a zine (link below) using these images and extracts from his diaries.
Apart from a £5 booking fee this day retreat is freely offered. However, Arthabandhu and ourselves do have costs to cover, and an additional donation on the day of £15 to £20 would be very much appreciated.