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A Sleepover for Adults

December 7–8, 2019
8:00 PM–9:00 AM


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 a traditional or contemporary 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 which artwork has been selected for them.

Transform Your Understanding of Dreams

How do our dreams shape our future selves? This year, Khenpo Lama Pema Wangdak returns to the Rubin to discuss the significance of dreaming in Tibetan Buddhist philosophy.

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

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


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.

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About the Speakers

Khenpo Pema has been guiding Western students for 35 years, and he continues to travel and teach extensively at Dharma centers around the world. In 1982, he was sent to the West by His Holiness the Sakya Trichen, as the first of the younger generation of Tibetan teachers in America from the Sakya School. In 1989 Khenpo Pema founded the Vikramasila Foundation. The Foundation encompasses the Palden Sakya Centers in New York City, Woodstock, NY, Philmont, NY, Englewood, NJ, Springfield, VT, Portland, ME, and Dayton OH, which offer courses in Tibetan Buddhist studies and meditation. Khenpo Pema is the creator of “Bur Yig,” Tibetan Braille, and the founder of Pema Ts’al (English for Lotus Grove) Schools in Mundgod, India (for Tibetan lay children); Pokhara, Nepal (monastic schools for boys); and Pema Ts’al School in New York City, with a curriculum modeled on that of Sakya College, India. Khenpo Pema was recognized with the title of Khenpo by His Holiness the Sakya Trichen in 2007. He received the distinguished Ellis Island Medal of Honor award from the National Ethical Coalition of Organizations in May 2009 at Ellis Island for his humanitarian work around the world. Khenpo Pema is the first Tibetan ever to have received such an award.

Patricia Llosa, MFA, LP, is a Peruvian-American Jungian analyst in private practice in New York City. She earned her undergraduate degree in archaeology and art history from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and did graduate work at The School of Visual Arts. For more than 20 years she worked as an administrator and educator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. A graduate of Marion Woodman’s BodySoul Rhythms® Leadership Training Program and has taught her workshops in Ireland, Japan, Mexico, Peru and Spain. A member of the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis she serves on their Gradiva Awards Committee.


The waitlist for this year’s Dream-Over has been closed. Sign up to recieve updates on Dream-Over 2020.

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

Single Ticket (sleeping space for one): $140.00

Couples Ticket (sleeping space for two): $280.00

Member Single Ticket (sleeping space for one): $112.00

Member Couples Ticket (sleeping space for two): $224.00

Museum members receive discounts

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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.