Lama Lhanang Rinpoche + Jayne Gackenbach
Tibetan Dream Yoga
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
8:00 PM–9:30 PM Free
“Life is a gift offering lessons in both the good and the bad. Be patient. Our hearts will grow stronger from the learning.” –Lama Lhanang
The Venerable Lama Lhanang Rinpoche is a spiritual teacher of the Nyingma Longchen Nying-Thig order of Tibetan Buddhism. Born, raised and educated in Golok, Amdo in northeastern Tibet, the Sang Long Monastery in eastern Tibet has recognized him as the reincarnation of Ken Rinpoche Damcho, an emanation of Nubchen Namke Nyingpo (one of the twenty-five disciples of Padmasambhava). He has demonstrated a particular skill in transmitting teachings from an unbroken lineage in a way that is fresh, cross-cultural, and current. He is an accomplished instructor of meditation, Anu-yoga, art, feng-shui, and cultural and historical studies as well as being a skilled practitioner of Tibetan medicine.
Today he lives and teaches in the Los Angeles area and travels extensively throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico teaching, consulting, speaking, and conducting spiritual ceremonies.
Jayne Gackenbach was invited to present her work on lucid dreaming to the Dalai Lama at a conference on sleeping, dreaming, and dying in Dharamsala, India in 1992. She is currently a professor at Grant MacEwan University, Alberta, Canada, having received her Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1978. A past president of the International Association for the Study of Dreams, she has written Control Your Dreams (1989), and contributed to over seventy professional publications primarily on dreams and higher states of consciousness. She edited Sleep and Dreams: A Sourcebook (1986); co-edited Conscious Mind, Sleeping Brain: Perspectives on Lucid Dreaming (1988) and Dream Imagery: A Call to Mental Arms (1991). Dr. Gackenbach’s interests have shifted to electronic media (see Psychology and the Internet: Intrapersonal, Interpersonal, and Transpersonal Implications, and the co-authored cyber.rules (2007), which examines healthy and unhealthy internet use). Dr. Gackenbach’s recent research combines her dream and technology interests examining the dreams of video game players which will result in a book Video Games and Consciousness.