Since 2008 I’ve spent most of my time running workshops and writing books about Lucid Dreaming, Mindfulness of Dream & Sleep and Shadow Integration. To find out more check out my full bio below…
Charlie Morley is a bestselling author and teacher of lucid dreaming, shadow integration and Mindfulness of Dream & Sleep.
He’s 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 30 countries.
He’s spoken at both Oxford and Cambridge Universities, run courses and given talks for the Metropolitan Police, Reuters News Agency and the Army Air Corps as well as presenting his work with military veterans on Sky News and at the Ministry of Defence Mindfulness Symposium.
In 2018 he was awarded a Winston Churchill Fellowship to research PTSD treatment in military veterans and continues to teach workshops for people with trauma affected sleep. These teachings form the core of his latest book Wake Up to Sleep.
In 2019, in a world first, he trained a group of therapists to use lucid dreaming with their clients. An expanded and updated 100 hour version of this course ran again in 2023 under the title Lucid Dream Facilitator Training.
In 2023, the first scientific study into Charlie’s methods was published in the peer reviewed journal Traumatology in which 85% of participants experienced “a remarkable decrease in PTSD Symptoms” by using lucid dreaming to transform their nightmares.
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 called THROWDOWN throughout his 20’s.
He now lives in London, next door to the Buddhist centre with his mini-dachshund called Waffles.
When he’s not teaching he enjoys kickboxing, surfing and pretending to meditate.
I am deeply grateful for my teachers Lama Yeshe Rinpoche, Choje Akong Rinpoche, Lama Zangmo and Rob Nairn.
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.
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 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 is a pioneer of mindfulness meditation in the West, the representative of Akong Rinpoche in Africa and the founder of Mindfuness Association UK.
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 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’.
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.