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Dream-Over 2017

A sleepover for adults

December 2–3, 2017
8:00 PM–9:00 AM
Sold Out

Dream under the compassionate and wakeful gaze of a hundred buddhas. Come in your slippers and pajamas and sleep over at the Rubin Museum beneath an artwork handpicked just for you.



Dream Among the Art

Each dreamer will be assigned a specific piece of traditional or contemporary art under which to sleep and dream. All dreamers must answer a Dreamlife Questionnaire, which will inform the pairing of their artwork. Dreamers will learn upon arrival at the Dream-Over what artwork has been selected for them.

“I have never felt so intimate with a piece of art in my life.”

Transform Your Understanding of Dreams

This year, Khenpo Lama Pema Wangdak returns to the Rubin to discuss the significance of dreaming in Tibetan Buddhist philosophy with dream facilitator Dr. Will Braun of the New York Psychoanalytic Society.

Work with a Dream Gatherer

As dreamers wake, they will be approached by Dream Gatherers early in the morning and asked to verbalize their dreams while in a state between sleeping and waking.

Make Your Dreams Even Sweeter

Make the Rubin Museum the place of your dreams with these other Dream-Over activities:

  • Dream discussion groups
  • Bedtime stories
  • Lullabies
  • Midnight snack and light breakfast




For more details, like what to bring and expect during your night at the Museum, read the Dream-Over FAQ. It is strongly recommended that you review the FAQ before purchasing a ticket.

Share your thoughts, discoveries, and images of the event with your friends using the #Dreamover tag on social media.




Khenpo Lama Pema Wangdak was sent to the West by His Holiness Sakya Trizin, the head of the Sakya School of Tibetan Buddhism. He was one of the first of the younger generation of Tibetan teachers in America. In 1989 he founded the Palden Sakya Centers, which offer courses in Tibetan Buddhist studies and meditation. In New York his Pema Ts’al School provides a traditional Buddhist education of monastic training and study in the format of Western university teaching. Wangdak created a Tibetan Braille and was the first Tibetan to receive the distinguished Ellis Island Medal of Honor by the National Ethical Coalition of Organizations in 2009 for his humanitarian work around the world.

William H. Braun, Psy.D. is a clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst in private practice who works with adults, children, and adolescents. He is a Clinical Professor in Psychiatry at Lenox Hill Hospital and on Faculty at the New York Psychoanalytic Institute, where he is also the Director of Training for the clinical psychology internship and externship programs. Dr. Braun is also the psychological consultant for George Jackson Academy and Hunter College High School and Co-Chairman of the Committee on Public Information for the American Psychoanalytic Association.

All dreamers must be age 18 or older. Please read the Dream-Over FAQ before purchasing a ticket.


Single Ticket (sleeping space for one): SOLD OUT

Couples Ticket (sleeping space for two): SOLD OUT

10% off both prices for Museum members


PLEASE NOTE: Registration is final only after all forms have been completed and turned in on time. Participants who do not turn in their forms by the deadline forfeit their ticket and will not be admitted. Participants will receive their forms and instructions after they purchase their ticket.


Please also be aware that there will be videography and photography documentation of the Dream-Over.