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This group is for all those interested in the LUCID DREAMING workshops, meetups and retreats of Charlie Morley. If you are interested in learning how to lucid dream, exploring Tibetan Buddhist dream practices or deepening your current understanding and practice of lucid dreaming then this is the group for you!

Described as "the most experienced practitioner of lucid dreaming teaching in Europe” Charlie Morley specialises in the use of both Western scientific and Tibetan Buddhist dream practices with the aims of bringing mindful awareness into all stages of dream, sleep and waking life.

In 2008 he received the traditional "authorisation to teach" from the meditation master Lama Yeshe Rinpoche. Charlie is the co-creator of a new holistic approach to conscious sleeping and lucid dreaming called “Mindfulness of Dream and Sleep”. This new approach includes practices which aim to help us sleep better, dream more lucidly and wake up with more awareness, clarity and joy! Through learning how to sleep mindfully and dream lucidly we can begin to wake up in our daily lives as well as our dream and sleep as we become more lucidly aware and mindfully enter onto a path of both spiritual and psychological awakening.

Lucid dreaming allows us to communicate directly with our innate inner wisdom and limitless potential which reside within our dreaming mind. We sleep for a third of our lives and lucid dreaming allows us to make use of some of that time, giving us the tools to heal ourselves, to know ourselves and to enter into a friendship with every aspect of our psyches, all while we’re sound asleep. This powerful mind training method can be engaged for integration of nightmares, psychological healing, spiritual practice, more refreshing sleep and as a preparation for death and dying.

All workshops include an overview of the history, science and practice of lucid dreaming from both the Western psychological and Tibetan Buddhist traditions, as well as unique teachings on learning how to lucid dream. All ages and abilities welcome!

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**SOLD OUT** Lucid Dreaming Immersive Retreat @Purelands, Scotland (June 2020)

Kagyu Samye Ling Monastery Guesthouse

DREAMS OF AWAKENING: LUCID DREAMING IMMERSIVE RETREAT ************************************************************************ In this immersive lucid dreaming retreat Charlie Morley shows us how to utilise the third of our life that we spend sleeping to dream lucidly, sleep consciously and to train our minds to be “more awake, more aware, and more kind.” This retreat offers a uniquely holistic approach to lucid dreaming with the core aims of psychological growth and nocturnal spiritual practice. The retreat is open to complete beginners (as well as seasoned lucid dreamers) and will include everything you need to learn how to lucid dream and to wake up to your fullest potential. We will combine a 12-hour daily schedule with optional night-time practices which help us move into the possibility of 24-hour mindfulness. The retreat includes teachings on the history, science and practice of lucid dreaming from both the Western and Tibetan Buddhist dream yoga traditions, instructions on how to maintain awareness into and out of sleep, recognition of the dreamlike nature of the waking state and of course: plenty of practical teachings on “how to lucid dream”. Highlights include: • Guided lucid dream sessions throughout the night (optional) • Tibetan Dream Yoga practices • Lucid dreaming psychodrama exercises • Periods of silence and reflection • Daily dream sharing circles Charlie’s teaching style is highly practical: using music, movement and interactive exercises which all serve to deepen the learning experience. On all residential retreats participants have the opportunity to engage in group dreaming sessions throughout the night in which Charlie guides the group into each dream period with a specific lucidity technique. How do these night-time practices work exactly? Participants have the option to spend the second half of the night sleeping in the workshop space where Charlie will guide them into several sessions of lucid dream practice. The night-time wake ups are totally optional though so if you would prefer to stay in your room then that is absolutely fine. ******************************************************************************** What to bring? (for the optional sleepover sessions): • A camping mattress/roll matt • A sleeping bag/blanket. • Extra pillow if you need one • Enthusiasm and a sense of humour! ******************************************************************************** Dates & timings: 6pm start on Wednesday June 17th[masked]am finish on Sunday June 21st 2020 Venue: Purelands Retreat Centre (Samye Ling Monastery) Eskdalemuir, Langholm, Dumfriesshire, DG13 0QL, Scotland *************************************************************************** Prices: 10 Earlybird places (SOLD OUT!): £350 (before January 1st 2020) Full price (only 15 left): £450 A £150 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your place and full payment is required by April 22nd (8 weeks before the retreat) Prices include: • Full course fee, single room (with shared bathroom) and all veg meals • All bedding and towels • Pens, paper and any course materials. Payment details: For bank transfer details please email Charlie at [masked] Cancellation policy: Cancellation after May 6th 2020 is fully non-fundable. ************************************************************************* About Charlie: Charlie Morley has been lucid dreaming for 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. For more info on Charlie see: https://www.charliemorley.com/about/

**SOLD OUT**Going Deeper into Lucidity (Level 2 Retreat) @Anam Cara, , July

Going Deeper into Lucidity (Level 2 Retreat) For the first time there is a brand new lucid dreaming retreat created especially for established lucid dreamers who want to deepen and advance their practice. There will be no basics taught at this retreat as the focus will be on more advanced lucid dreaming techniques not commonly shared at Charlie’s usual retreats. Highlights include: • Lucid dream telepathy experiments • Peer to peer tutorials • Shared dreaming practices • Lucid Dreaming psychodrama exercises • Tibetan Dream Yoga practices • Daily deep-dive discussion groups On top of all this we will be doing the night time group lucid dreaming sessions each night as well as daily nap sessions & yoga nidra practice. There will also be a guest slot from Out of Body Experience teacher Jade Shaw (MSc) on how to transition from the lucid dream state into the Out of Body state. This is NOT a public retreat and to be eligible to apply you must have completed the Level 1 Certification or be invited to attend. For those who are not yet eligible please do sign up for next year’s retreat once you have completed your Level 1 Certification or check out any of my other Lucid Dreaming Immersive Retreats ******************************************************************************** Dates Thursday 9th July 2020 (starting at 6pm) -Sunday 12th July (finishing at 1pm) Venue: Anam Cara Retreat Centre 18 Upper Leachkin, Leachkin, Inverness IV3 8PN Scotland *************************************************************************** Cost £350 all inclusive. To reserve your place please email Charlie at [masked] for £155 deposit payment details. Price includes: • Full course fee, single or twin room (with shared bathroom) and all veg meals • All bedding and towels • Pens, paper and all course materials. Payment details: For bank transfer details please email Charlie at [masked] Cancellation policy: Cancellation after May 9th 2020 is fully non-fundable. ************************************************************************* About Charlie: Charlie Morley has been lucid dreaming for 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 and shadow work. He has 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. For more info on Charlie see: https://www.charliemorley.com/about/

Shadow Lucid Dream Immersive Retreat @Purelands Retreat, Scotland (August 2020)

Kagyu Samye Ling Monastery Guesthouse

SHADOW LUCID DREAMING IMMERSIVE RETREAT ************************************************************************ Everything that would expect from one of the 4 day lucid dreaming immersive retreats but with a special focus on meeting & embracing our shadow through lucid dreaming! In this immersive lucid dreaming shadow retreat Charlie Morley shows us how to utilise the third of our life that we spend sleeping to dream lucidly, embrace our shadow and to train our minds to be “more awake, more aware, and more kind.” The Shadow is the part of us made up of all that we hide from others: our shame, our fears, our wounds but also our divine spirit, our blinding beauty and our hidden talents.It is a huge source of power and creativity but until we bring it into the light this power will remain untapped and our full potential unreached. Imagine if we could meet our shadow in personified form in a lucid dream? We can. The retreat is open to complete beginners (as well as seasoned lucid dreamers) and will include everything you need to learn how to lucid dream and to meet & embrace your shadow. We will combine a 12-hour daily schedule with optional night-time practices which help us move into the possibility of 24-hour spiritual practice Highlights include: *Guided lucid dream sessions throughout the night (optional) *Shadow integration exercises. *Lucid dreaming psychodrama exercises *Periods of silence and reflection *Learning how to decode the shadow in your dreams *Daily dream sharing & shadow circles Charlie’s teaching style is highly practical: using music, movement and interactive exercises which all serve to deepen the learning experience. On all residential retreats participants have the opportunity to engage in group dreaming sessions throughout the night in which Charlie guides the group into each dream period with a specific lucidity technique. How do these night-time practices work exactly? Participants have the option to spend the second half of the night sleeping in the workshop space where Charlie will guide them into several sessions of lucid dream practice. The night-time wake ups are totally optional though so if you would prefer to stay in your room then that is absolutely fine. ******************************************************************************** What to bring? (for the optional sleepover sessions): • A camping mattress/roll matt • A sleeping bag/blanket. • Extra pillow if you need one • Enthusiasm and a sense of humour! ******************************************************************************** Dates & timings: 6pm start on Wednesday 19th August[masked]am finish on Sunday 23rd August 2020 Venue: Purelands Retreat Centre (Samye Ling Monastery) Eskdalemuir, Langholm, Dumfriesshire, DG13 0QL, Scotland *************************************************************************** Prices: 10 Earlybird places: £350 **SOLD OUT** Full price: £475 (8 places left as of 1st Jan 2020) A £160 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your place and full payment is required by 24th June (8 weeks before the retreat) Prices include: • Full course fee, single room (with shared bathroom) and all veg meals • All bedding and towels • Pens, paper and any course materials. Payment details: For bank transfer details please email Charlie at [masked] Cancellation policy: Cancellation after 24th June 2020 is fully non-refundable. ************************************************************************* About Charlie: Charlie Morley has been lucid dreaming for 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 lucid dreaming and shadow integration and written three books which have been translated into 14 languages. For over 10 years Charlie has run shadow and lucid dream retreats in more than 20 countries and continues to teach internationally. For more info on Charlie see: https://www.charliemorley.com/about/

Embracing the Shadow Immersive Retreat @Anam Cara Retreat, Scotland (Oct 2020)

Embracing the Shadow: Immersive Shadow Integration Retreat Based upon Charlie's bestselling book Dreaming Through Darkness this retreat explores how to fearlessly embrace our shadow side with compassionate acceptance and how step into the power of our fullest potential. The Shadow is the part of us made up of all that we hide from others: our shame, our fears, our wounds but also our divine spirit, our blinding beauty and our hidden talents. It is a huge source of power and creativity but until we bring it into the light this power will remain untapped and our full potential unreached. Using the “No Mud, No Lotus” approach this retreat will guide you to the gold that lies within your shadow. Highlights include: • Nightly Dream-work Practices • Shadow Mask -work • Golden Shadow Eye Gazing • Creative Writing Exercises • Transforming Your Demons Practice • Daily Dream Circles This immersive retreat uses a three-stage structure to Meet, Befriend and Transform the shadow using exercises sourced from Tibetan Buddhism, Jungian psychology and Mexican shamanism in order to: • Meet, Befriend and Transform the Shadow • Heal our Sexual and Ancestral Shadows • Find the Gold within the Shadow • Make Friends with our Magnificent Messiness • Move from Shame to Acceptance • Drop the Mask of Inauthenticity To be fully authentic, integrated and awake our shadow side has to be faced and embraced, so come and join us for an immersive retreat of shadow integration. No previous experience is required and all are welcome! NB: This retreat does NOT include the night-time group dreaming practices that you may have experienced on Charlie’s lucid dreaming retreats but it DOES include personal dreamwork practices every night. ******************************************************************************** Dates & timings: 6pm start on Wednesday October 28th[masked]am finish on Sunday November 1st 2020 Venue: Anam Cara Retreat Centre 18 Upper Leachkin, Leachkin, Inverness IV3 8PN Scotland *************************************************************************** Prices: Full all inclusive price: £450 A £190 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your place and full payment is required by September 2nd (8 weeks before the retreat) Prices include: • Full course fee, single or twin room (with shared bathroom) and all veg meals • All bedding and towels • Pens, paper and all course materials. Payment details: For bank transfer details please email Charlie at [masked] Cancellation policy: Cancellation after September 2nd 2020 is fully non-fundable. ************************************************************************* About Charlie: Charlie Morley has been lucid dreaming for 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 and shadow work. He has 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. For more info on Charlie see: https://www.charliemorley.com/about/

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