Meditation in a lucid dream

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Re: Meditation in a lucid dream

Postby Tanner Mies » 28 Sep 2014 06:20

I've been meditating in my dreams since 2011 I found that it really doesn't do that much however it does help with clarity and duration of the dream.
I've always used the lotus position as an alternative to flying if I found it hard or impossible to fly in the dream. It is weird that you can't touch the ground while doing so it's very stable.
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Re: Meditation in a lucid dream

Postby Xälos Prömythos » 30 Mar 2015 02:32

Highlander wrote:No need to close your eyes. You reminded me that i forgot to mention this. I never close my eyes. If i close them, the dream fades away. I keep my "dream eyes" open. That's why i see marvelous things.

Cool, I was wondering because whenever I close my eyes - especially during "drawbacks" when we are spinning to stay in the dream - I lose control over the dream.
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Re: Meditation in a lucid dream

Postby NoOne » 08 Jun 2016 05:14
I am reading this at the moment. It explains and integrates shamatha meditation, lucid dreaming and dream yoga.

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Re: Meditation in a lucid dream

Postby Summerlander » 17 Jul 2016 19:49

Two years ago, I meditated in a lucid dream. Here is the result:

'I caught myself flying in a dream and became lucid. The environment was an awesome maze in all directions. I landed in front of a huge mirror and saw that my reflection was overweight. This made me pay attention to my sense of self in the lucid dream and suddenly I turned into two spinning columns of water at war with each other. I wasn't just the water, I was, it seemed, the product of water in interaction.

'Then, I began to meditate. I attempted to get rid of all concepts in my mind. The duple body of water felt threatened and merged into one. Now I was a single tornado, spinning slower, and a sense of peace began to pervade me. I was happy to gradually lose my identity, happy to embrace nothingness, happy to become nothing. To just let go...

'The water spun slower and slower until I no longer paid attention to it. Cognitively, I was no longer water (or the interaction of it). I was happily getting lost, and then it hit me. It was brief but unmistakable. There was nothing but pure awareness. No thoughts, no coherent memory. Then, back to normal: I was someone again and the memory of that near-nothingness enabled me to blissfully appreciate it. I had been in a state of mind where one has literally nothing to worry about.

'Then I woke up with a buzz.'
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Re: Meditation in a lucid dream

Postby Dtraveller » 21 Mar 2017 21:29

Highlander wrote:No need to close your eyes. You reminded me that i forgot to mention this. I never close my eyes. If i close them, the dream fades away. I keep my "dream eyes" open. That's why i see marvelous things.


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Re: Meditation in a lucid dream

Postby evasharp » 05 Jul 2018 08:42

Achieving what we visualize is fully possible if we make this way of lucid meditation– a way of life and practice. Lucid dreaming is a special kind of dreaming, the dreamer is awake and yet dreaming. He/she can direct the dream. At such a time, waking consciousness meets dream consciousness.

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Re: Meditation in a lucid dream

Postby SpaceTimeBadass » 13 Jul 2018 17:43

Meditating is my favorite thing to do in lucid dreams. It's not always profound, but it is always interesting. Some of my biggest breakthrough experiences happened via meditation in a lucid dream. One thing to note is that open eye meditation is definitely recommended (I saw this mentioned in another reply). I simply pick a point to stare and focus on my breath and within seconds something unexpected happens, from psychedelic visuals to surprising or uplifting events or emotions. I have also noticed that when I do this it's more likely that something will happen in the dream that is distracting. I've had DCs interrupt before, nearby televisions turn on, etc. Very interesting, but lucid dreams and being idle definitely don't go hand in hand, you can lose the dream just by being too still if not distracted, but you do get better with focus with practice and focus helps maintain the dream. I don't consider this to be a stabilization technique, but something to do after, though. Definitely never fail to stabilize first. You have to give attention to the dream to stabilize it before risking focusing only on yourself or your experience, at least as far as my experiences.
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