About Me

Since 2008 I’ve spent most of my time running workshops and writing books about Lucid Dreaming, Shadow Integration and Mindfulness of Dream & Sleep.
To find out more check out the full bio below…

Charlie Morley is a bestselling author and teacher of lucid dreaming, shadow integration and Mindfulness of Dream & Sleep.

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. Since then he has written four books which have been translated into 15 languages and has run workshops & retreats in more than 20 countries.

He’s spoken at both Oxford and Cambridge Universities, the Ministry of Defence Mindfulness Symposium, The Houses of Parliament (on Buddhism & youth culture) and the Mindfulness Association Annual conferences.

In 2018 he was awarded a Winston Churchill Fellowship grant to research PTSD treatment in Military Veterans and continues to teach people with trauma affected sleep a set of practices called Mindfulness of Dream & Sleep. His 2021 book Wake Up to Sleep is a practical guide to these practices. Charlie has been the lead consultant on scientific studies into lucid dreaming at both Swansea University and the Institute of Noetic Science.

In 2019 he created the first Lucid Dreaming for Therapists course which trained a group of hypnotherapists, meditation teachers and therapists to use lucid dreaming with their clients. Charlie 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 meditation retreat at Tara Rokpa Centre in 2016. In his past life he trained and worked as an actor & scriptwriter before running a hip hop collective and touring Europe with them throughout his 20’s.

He now lives in London with Waffles the wiener-dog whom he co-parents with his former wife and current best friend: the Astral Projection teacher Jade Shaw.

When he’s not working he enjoys Kickboxing, dancing and pretending to meditate.

Funny(ish) Facts About Me

At 10 years old I became the Connect 4 kid and graced the box for several years with "that" iconic pose (yup, that really happened.)

In my teens I was a rapper in a hip-hop band called Mantis Clan. We narrowly avoided a record deal with Sony Music in 1999 (one of the Sony record execs actually walked out of our showcase. We should have rehearsed more. FML.)

When I first got into Buddhism at 19 I travelled round India on pilgrimage dressed like a monk (thankfully, it didn't work out)

In my early 20’s I ran a breakdance event called Eastpak Throwdown. It became pretty successful and we even organised the afterparty for the rapper Jay Z once (crushingly, Jay Z did not attend)

I was a competitive amateur kickboxer for a few years in my 30's until I hung up gloves in 2019 (I did love competing but I'm a lover not a fighter really)

My Teachers

I am deeply grateful for my teachers Lama Yeshe Rinpoche, Choje Akong Rinpoche, Lama Zangmo and Rob Nairn.

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.

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

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

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.

My Mentors

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

Tim freke

Tim Freke is a philosopher and internationally published author of more than 35 books on spirituality and awakening. In 2020 Watkins Magazine listed him as one of ‘The 100 Most Spiritually Influential Living People’.

YaAcov Darling Khan

Ya'Acov Darling Khan is a shaman and the author of the best-selling Jaguar in the Body, Butterfly in the Heart. He’s one of the world’s foremost teachers of embodied consciousness and is the co-creator of Movement Medicine along with his wife Susannah.

Here are some of the articles about me and my work that have featured in the press.

Contact

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