Daytime Dream Yoga

Flying with fantasy

You have probably heard the sages saying that this so called reality is a dream. Of course, they are not the only ones, as scientists are now saying it too. It seems like every few months there is another breakthrough to prove this theory. But how do we wake up to this fact ourselves experientially?

Centuries ago Tibetan Buddhist masters developed a practiced that could be used to pierce through the veil of illusion and release the practitioner from this wrong view of seeing the unreal as real, they called the practice Daytime Dream Yoga.

The essence of Daytime Dream Yoga is to see this so called reality as a dream. Just like a nightly dream, things appear but they are non-existent of the label that we give them. They appear, but they are not “real”.

First, some science.

Quantum physicists have discovered that the smallest identifiable particles known are actually not fixed. An atom can appear as a particle in one experiment and a wave in the other, all depending on the mind perceiving it.

Pioneer Physicist Werner Heisenberg says, “What we observe is not nature in itself but nature exposed to our method of questioning.”

In a very real way, this material world is a game of make-believe. Just like children play make-believe with dolls. They may dress the dolls up like sailors, dancers or partygoers, but the dolls are not really what they are dressed up to be- they are merely labeled as such.

Here are 3 ways we can easily see that things are not as we usually see them. All phenomena are:

  1. Empty of the label we give them.

  2. Dependent on something else to “exist” (so th