About

LUCID DREAMING. 

LUCID LIVING.

SHADOW WORK

SHORT BIOGRAPHY - MY TEACHERS - PRESS

Short Biography

Charlie Morley is a bestselling author and teacher of lucid dreaming & shadow integration.

He has been lucid dreaming for almost 20 years and was “authorised to teach” within the Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism by Lama Yeshe Rinpoche in 2008. He has since developed a holistic approach to dream work called Mindfulness of Dream & Sleep and written three books which have been translated into 14 languages.

For over 10 years Charlie has run workshops & retreats in more than 20 countries and continues to teach internationally. He’s spoken at Cambridge University,  the Ministry of Defence Mindfulness Symposium, The Houses of Parliament and given the first ever TED talk about lucid dreaming.

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.

He formally became a Buddhist at the age of 19 and lived at the Kagyu Samye Dzong Buddhist Centre for 7 years. 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)

My Teachers

I am deeply grateful for my teachers Lama Yeshe Rinpoche, Choje Akong Rinpoche, Lama Zangmo and Rob Nairn. Below is some information about them.

I also want to thank and acknowledge my mentors YaAcov Darling Khan and Tim Freke. I highly recommend checking out their workshops and books.

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

 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

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.