Workshops

  • “Charlie is a natural born teacher. He created a safe space to explore and the workshop itself was truly mind bending. Charlie’s workshops are truly a remarkable experience.” - Koelle Simpson (Master Life Coach)
  • "Lucid dreaming used to look like a goal to me.  Now it looks like a doorway to something decidedly more vast and rewarding.  Charlie didn't so much teach me how to dream as how to wake up." - Wallace (shamanic practitioner)
  • “Excellent workshop! A lot of information, very practical and to the point. Great presentation and  entertaining too!” - Dmitry
  • “Very interesting and informative. Learned a lot, loads of practical tips and exercises. Charlie was very funny too!” - Christine.

This page describes the content of each of the workshops that I offer. For details of when these workshops are actually happening CLICK HERE

LEARN HOW TO LUCID DREAM WORKSHOP (1 or 2 day options)

By using the best of both Tibetan Buddhist and Western dream-work techniques Charlie’s workshops offer a uniquely holistic approach to lucid dreaming and conscious sleeping with the aims of psychological growth and self discovery.

The workshops include an overview of the history, science and practice of lucid dreaming from both the Western psychological and Tibetan Buddhist traditions, teachings on “learning how to lucid dream” and instructions on how to engage the wider holistic benefits of lucid dreaming and conscious sleeping which these practices offer.

Lucid dreaming is an important precursory skill to the Tibetan tradition of Dream Yoga and these teachings offer a practical way to learn this incredibly beneficial skill.

What will we learn at the workshop?

  • The history of lucid dreaming in both the East and West.
  • How to lucid dream from scratch and/or develop your practice!
  • The benefits of lucid dreaming.
  • How to use lucid dreaming to heal nightmares.
  • How to work with addictions/negative thought programming while we sleep.
  • Using sleep for spiritual practice.
  • Practical exercises proven to help induce lucid dreams.

The aims of all the workshops are not just about being aware within your dreams and tapping into the wellspring of wisdom that resides in the dreaming mind, but also about how to wake up to life and to live lucidly with joy and confidence! All ages and abilities are welcome!

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LUCID DREAMING WITHIN TIBETAN BUDDHISM WORKSHOP

(1 or 2 day options)

This workshop will focus mainly on lucid dreaming as practiced within Tibetan Buddhism and will include an overview of the history, science and practice of lucid dreaming and Dream Yoga within the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, teachings on “learning how” to lucid dream and  engage the union of the dream state and instructions on how to engage the wider benefits of lucid dreaming and conscious sleeping  as a preparation for the death and dying process.

Lucid dreaming is an important precursory skill to the Tibetan tradition of Dream Yoga and these teachings offer a practical way to learn this incredibly beneficial skill.

What will we learn?

  • The history of lucid dreaming and dream yoga.
  • How to do the practices.
  • The benefits of lucid dreaming and dream yoga.
  • How to use the practices as  a preparation for death and dying.
  • Using sleep for spiritual practice.

24 HOUR LUCID DREAMING SLEEPOVER WORKSHOP

Join lucid dreaming teacher Charlie Morley for a special 24 hour sleepover workshop! We will spend the daytime learning the techniques and practices of Mindfulness of Dream and Sleep found within Charlie’s books “Dreams of Awakening” and  “Lucid Dreaming: A Beginners Guide” and then spend the night putting them into practice!

By using the best of both Tibetan Buddhist and Western dream-work techniques Mindfulness of Dream and Sleep offers a uniquely holistic approach to lucid dreaming with the aims of psychological growth, mind training and nocturnal spiritual practice! Lucid dreaming is an important precursory skill to the Tibetan tradition of Dream Yoga and these teachings offer a practical way to learn this incredibly beneficial skill. All ages and abilities welcome!

Please bring a sleeping bag, roll mat and pillow.

For a full timetable of this workshop see below.

11am-6pm: lucid dreaming and Mindfulness of dream and sleep workshop

6-8pm: Dinner break/free time

8pm-10pm: Film showing and preparation for the night

10pm-10.30: Bedtime mindfulness meditation session

10.30pm -3.30am: Personal sleep and dream practice

3.30am- 5am: Guided sleep and dream practice

5am – 6.30am: Guided sleep and dream practice

6.30-8am: Guided sleep and dream practice

8am-9.30am: Breakfast and free time

9.30 – 10.30: Dream circle.

10.30-11am: Final teaching session.

EXPLORING INSOMNIA: RECLAIM THE SLEEPS! (1 day workshop)

This brand new workshop from Tibetan Buddhist dream teacher Charlie Morley is dedicated to the mindful exploration of a condition experienced by 1-in-3 people in the West: sleeplessness.

By using a range of techniques based in the tradition and research of mindfulness meditation this workshop will explore the various elements of what makes up and becomes labelled as “insomnia”, scientifically verified techniques and advice to help combat sleeplessness, and of course plenty of mindfulness meditation instructions specifically designed to encourage deep and restful sleep.

What will you learn?

  • What sleeplessness is and how to work with it mindfully
  • How to practice mindfulness meditation
  • How to practice “hypnagogic mindfulness” (using the pre-sleep state as meditation)
  • How to create more conducive sleeping conditions in your bedroom
  • How to reconfigure your view of sleep to allow you to embrace all aspects of it

By using the best of both Western science, Tibetan Buddhism and hands on experience garnered from five years of helping people to sleep better and over ten years of sleep and dream practice this workshop is a must for anyone who wants to learn how to make friends with the night-time and engage a new holistic perspective of working with insomnia mindfully.

WAKE UP AND SMILE: LUCID LIVING WORKSHOP

(1 or 2 day options)

Imagine if we could become lucid in this shared dream of waking life? This is a big idea which can lead to big shifts in ourselves, others and the world around us. In this new interactive workshop lucid dreaming teacher Charlie Morley shifts the focus from Lucid Dreaming to Lucid Living as part of an exploration into how we can be more awake, more aware and more joyfully engaged in our daily lives.

Using a combination of scientifically verified techniques, mindfulness meditation practices and creative writing exercises the lucid living approach aims to wake us up to the amazing potential that a human life offers us and to the “gratitude attitude” of lucid living!

The workshop is a practical and interactive exploration of wakefulness, kindness, and well-being from the perspectives of positive psychology, Tibetan Buddhism and Western neuroscience. So come and learn why thinking about death is good for you, happiness is a habit and helping others helps yourself! It’s time to wake up!

The workshop has been created under the guidance of meditation instructor Prof. Rob Nairn and has the support of Lama Yeshe Rinpoche. 

For dates and details of all the latest workshops CLICK HERE

 

talks

  • "Charlie presents the practice of lucid dream in a comprehensive and fun way. If you are interested in lucid dream training this talk is not to be missed!”- Paul W (graphic designer)
  • "Great talk! Your teachings have shaken up my life big time!" - Teresa
  • “After attending one of Charlie’s talks I walked away with a deeper understanding of the spiritual benefits of lucid dreaming as well as practical resources for inducing lucidity. His enthusiasm for this wonderful practice is infectious!” – Mythili T (artist)

This page describes the content of each of the talks that I offer. For details of when these talks are actually happening CLICK HERE

HOW LUCID DREAMING CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE! (90 minute talk)

In this inspirational talk Hay House author and Buddhist lucid dreaming teacher Charlie Morley explores how lucid dreaming can be of both spiritual and psychological benefit to those who practice it as part of their spiritual path.

Sourced from over 13 years of personal practice and 5 years of teaching the subject at Buddhist centres and retreats around the world, this talk will open you up to the possibility of engaging deep change while you sleep deeply. So come and learn how bringing mindfulness into all aspects of sleep and dream can lead to a profound shift in our engagement with the 30 years of our lives which most of us spend asleep!

Charlie will explore candidly his journey from hip hop performer to Buddhist lucid dreaming teacher, using humour and personal insights to highlight just how powerful lucid dreams can be for healing, psycho-spiritual growth, mind training and insight into the very nature of reality.

FROM TOTEMS TO TIME WARPS: AN EXPLORATION OF THE FACTS & FICTION IN THE HOLLYWOOD FILM INCEPTION (90 minute talk)

INCEPTION was the film that brought lucid dreaming to the masses but 4 years after its release it still has people scratching their heads! In this fascinating talk lucid dreaming teacher Charlie Morley will talk us through the very real possibilities of shared dreaming, reality test Totems and the implications of drug induced lucid dreaming as explored in the film.

He will also shed light on the bold poetic licence that the films creators employed in order to expose the myths, deepen our understanding and even tell us what REALLY happens at the end! Spoiler Alert!

For a look at some of the more “far out” aspects of lucid dreaming check out this video:

DEATH AND DREAMING (90 minute talk)

In this unique talk Buddhist lucid dreaming teacher Charlie Morley explores how lucid dreaming and dream yoga has been used as a preparation for death and dying for over 1000 within Tibetan Buddhism. It is said that once we die and before we are reborn we enter the after death “bardo” realm: a dreamlike hallucinatory experience which our mind-stream enters once it has separated from the physical body at the point of death.

For those who have trained to become lucid in their dreams this offers an opportunity to become lucid within the after death bardo, an experience which holds the highest spiritual potentials.

To learn more about what Charlie will explore in this talk check out this video:

MONTHLY LUCID DREAM FORUM

Since 2010 we have had a regular LUCID DREAMING FORUM  now held at The Gateway Studio in London on the first or second Sunday of every month from 6-8pm. Sometimes there are 5 people sometimes there are 20 people, but every time there are friendly, lucid dreamy people! For more info CLICK HERE!

The forum allows each person to take the hotseat for a fare-share of the 2 hours and gives them time to offer insights, challenges or breakthroughs which they may have had recently in their lucid dream practice. This is not an instructional workshop but will include some tips and advice from Charlie as needed in response to peoples questions.

Everybody is welcome regardless of whether you have lucid dreams or not! :-) The cost is £10, for bookings e mail dreamyoga@live.com or just turn up!

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LUCID DREAMING FOR SPORTS, DANCE AND MARTIAL ARTS (90 minute talk)

Buddhist lucid dreaming teacher, Hay House author and blackbelt kick-boxer Charlie Morley explores how lucid dreaming can be used to train our bodies while we sleep!

Numerous scientific studies from Heidelberg University have proven that sports training during a lucid dream creates lasting neural pathways and significantly effects the body and mind just as it would it the waking state. This means that you can train in your dreams. So why not use we the third of our lives that we are asleep to be productive, creative and train to your maximum capability?

“Studies have shown that once we’re lucid in our dreams the motor cortex in our brain responds as if we were actually awake and so by training in our lucid dreams we can improve our ability in the waking state.”-Charlie Morley

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retreats

  • “In almost 10 years of spiritual practice, this was by far the most profound 4 days of awakening. It was fun and wondrous!” - Cristoforo G (musician)
  • "I integrated more of my psychological baggage in the 4 day lucid dream retreat than I did in years of therapy. Thank you." -Keith (British Army veteran)
  • "Words can't describe the gift what you shared with us on the retreat. Special thanks for your support and love towards me to taming death in order to really live!" -Tomas
  • "After the retreat I felt so inspired and I'm raring to go with lucid dreaming and already paying more attention to my spiritual needs."- Caroline
  • "Charlie himself is a remarkable person.  The integrity of his teaching runs deep.  His perceptiveness is eye opening, both literally and figuratively.  And he’s fun to be around.  I consider myself lucky to be with him for a week." - Wallace (shamanic practitioner)
  • “I feel so grateful that these long hidden secrets have been made available to me from such a talented teacher.” - Tara Wood (founder of Wild Fitness)
  • “I was on the number 30 bus that was blown up at Tavistock Square in London on 7/7/05. I have had PTSD and consequently have to take strong medication every night to sleep. Since the retreat I have changed my whole perspective to sleep and now do not view my situation as a ‘problem’. I have found significant benefits to my mind, my life and indeed my whole being.” - Angela.

This page describes the content of the retreats that I offer. For details of when these retreats are actually happening CLICK HERE

DREAMS OF AWAKENING RESIDENTIAL RETREAT

We sleep for a third of our lives.  Have you ever wondered how you might make better use of that time? Over this 4 day retreat Hay House author and co-creator of “Mindfulness of Dream & Sleep” Charlie Morley shows us how to utilise that 30 year blackout to dream lucidly, sleep deeply and to train our minds to engage meditation all while we’re sound asleep.

By using the best of both Tibetan Buddhist and Western lucid dreaming techniques Mindfulness of Dream and Sleep offers a uniquely holistic approach to lucid dreaming with the aims of psychological growth, friendship with our psyches and nocturnal spiritual practice!

For a great insight into what actually happens on one of Charlie’s retreats watch this SABC TV documentary about Charlie’s retreat in South Africa here:

What is Mindfulness of Dream & Sleep?

Charlie’s teaching style for retreats has evolved into a more practical and interactive form than ever before with the addition of music, mindful movement and interactive exercises which all serve to deepen the learning experience.

The retreats participants even have the opportunity to engage in optional group dreaming sessions throughout the night in which Charlie guides the group into each dream period with a specific technique. Check out the timetable below for more details.

All retreats include an overview of the history, science and practice of lucid dreaming from both the Western psychological and Tibetan Buddhist traditions, instructions on how to maintain awareness into and out of sleep, recognition of illusion and of course plenty of teachings on learning “how to lucid dream”.

The Mindfulness of Dream & Sleep  approach teaches us not only how to lucid dream within the context of psycho-spiritual growth, but also how to practice mindfulness mediation, increase our everyday awareness and learn how to work with our dreaming mind to reach our fullest potential.

Check out the retreat schedule and photo galleries below to get an idea of what you can expect.

Example of Timetable For 3/4 Day Retreat

8am: Breakfast + free time/personal practice time.

9.30-10am: Mindfulness meditation.

10-11am: Dream circle + Q&A

11-11.30am: TEA BREAK

11.30-1pm: Mindfulness of Dream and Sleep teaching session.

1pm– 2.30pm: LUNCH and free time

2.30pm – 3.30pm: Group nap

3.30-4pm: TEA BREAK and/or optional unguided yoga

4pm -5.30pm: Mindfulness of Dream and Sleep teaching session.

5.30-6pm: Mindful movement/balance work.

6pm: SUPPER

7pm-8pm: Lucid group discussion and/or Q & A session.

8pm-8.30pm:  Mindfulness meditation.

8.30-9pm: Group intention setting for the night.

10.30pm -3am: Personal sleep and dream practice

3am- 4.30am: Optional group practice session 1

4.30am – 6am: Optional group practice session 2

6am-7.30am: Optional group practice session 3

7.30-8am: Optional group hypnapompic mindfulness

SOUTH AFRICAN RETREATS 2014

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ITALY RETREAT 2014

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ANAM CARA RETREAT 2014

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