SHORT BIOGRAPHY - MY TEACHERS - PRESS
Charlie Morley is a bestselling author and teacher of lucid dreaming & shadow integration.
He has been lucid dreaming for over 20 years and was “authorised to teach” within the Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism by Lama Yeshe Rinpoche in 2008. He has since co-created a holistic approach to dream work called Mindfulness of Dream & Sleep alongside mindfulness pioneer Rob Nairn and written three books which have been translated into 15 languages.
For over 10 years Charlie has run workshops & retreats in more than 20 countries and continues to teach internationally. He’s spoken at both Oxford and Cambridge Universities, the Ministry of Defence Mindfulness Symposium, The Houses of Parliament, TEDx San Diego and Mindvalley University.
In 2018 he was awarded a Churchill Fellowship grant to research “Mindfulness Based PTSD Treatment in Veterans” and continues to teach sleep & dream practices to armed forces veterans and civilians with Stress or Trauma Affected Sleep Patterns.
In 2019 Charlie created the first Lucid Dreaming Training for Therapists which trained a group of hypnotherapists, art therapists, mediation teachers and counsellors to use lucid dreaming with their clients.
He formally became a Buddhist at the age of 19, lived at the Kagyu Samye Dzong Buddhist Centre for 7 years and completed a 3 month solo meditation retreat at Tara Rokpa Centre in 2016. In his past life he trained and worked as an actor & scriptwriter before running a breakdance collective and working as a hip hop MC throughout his 20’s.
He now lives in London with his wife, astral projection teacher Jade Shaw. When he’s not teaching he enjoys martial arts (he has a black-belt in Kickboxing), going dancing and pretending to meditate.
For info on workshops and retreats see charliemorley.com/events
Funny(ish) Facts About Charlie
- At 10 years old he was the Fairy Liquid kid in one of their TV commercials (yup, that really happened.)
- In his early 20’s he ran a successful hip-hop collective called Throwdown and once organised the afterparty for the rapper Jay Z (crushingly, Jay Z did not attend)
- He was a competitive amateur kickboxer until he retired (got sick of getting punched in the face) in 2019.
- He was a rapper in a Buddhist hip-hop group called Zen Mystery (you can listen to one of our tracks HERE)
Lama Yeshe Rinpoche
Lama Yeshe Rinpoche is the abbot of Samye Ling Monastery in Scotland and is a meditation master specializing in the death and dream bardo practices. He is the only Lama in the West to have completed three 49 day dark retreats. For more information on his life and teachings Click Here or to watch a short video of him teaching Click Here.
Choje Akong Rinpoche
The late Choje Akong Rinpoche (1939-2013) was a tulku in the Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism and founder of Samye Ling Monastery in Scotland. He was a humanitarian who helped millions of people through his international charity ROKPA . For more information on his life and teachings Click Here.
Lama Zangmo is the director of Samye Dzong London Buddhist Centre. She has spent over 9 years in meditation retreat and teaches regularly at the London centre. For more information about her Click Here.
Rob Nairn is a pioneer of mindfulness meditation in the West, the representative of Akong Rinpoche in Africa and the founder of Mindfuness Association UK. For more information about him Click Here.
Press & Media coverage
Here are some of the articles about me and my work that that have featured in the press.
Just click on each one to be taken to the relevant article.