Nightly Wisdom: Buddhist Inspirations for Sleeping, Dreaming, and Waking Up

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Nightly Wisdom mines a rich vein of Buddhist teachings on such topics as lucid dreaming, Tibetan "dream yoga" - the art of extending meditation into the boundless world of dreams - and relaxing into restful sleep. In addition to inspiration and encouragement, you'll find here simple practices for transforming your sleep into something that's beneficial in entirely new ways, as well as practices for greeting each morning with fresh eyes and an open heart.

Featuring poetry and ...

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Overview

Nightly Wisdom mines a rich vein of Buddhist teachings on such topics as lucid dreaming, Tibetan "dream yoga" - the art of extending meditation into the boundless world of dreams - and relaxing into restful sleep. In addition to inspiration and encouragement, you'll find here simple practices for transforming your sleep into something that's beneficial in entirely new ways, as well as practices for greeting each morning with fresh eyes and an open heart.

Featuring poetry and prose from sources modern and ancient (including the Buddha himself), Nightly Wisdom is a bedside keepsake, perfect for anyone who has wants to wake up to the entirety of life or bring fresh wisdom into that third of our lives we spend in bed.

Includes inspiring nighttime reflections from:

  • Shakyamuni Buddha
  • The Dalai Lama
  • Padmasambhava
  • Eihei Dogen
  • Ajahn Brahm
  • Susan Murphy
  • Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche
  • Ezra Bayda
  • Gyatrul Rinpoche
  • Lama Yeshe
  • Geshe Lhundub Sopa
  • Serinity Young
  • Kalu Rinpoche
  • Robert Langan
  • Barry Magid
  • Venerable Yin-Shun
  • Manhae
  • Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche
  • B. Alan Wallace
  • ... and many more!
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Editorial Reviews

Eastern Horizon
"A collection of 200 pithy sayings and reflections on various aspects of Buddhist teachings. In addition to inspiration and encouragement, Bartok has compiled simple practices for transforming your sleep into something that's beneficial in new ways."
Arkansas Democrat Gazette
"We spend about a third of our lives in sleep. This little nightstand companion taps into lucid dreaming and dream yoga (taking meditation into the dream state). Ancient and contemporary teachers offer paths to mindful and restful sleep and inspiration for the day to come. The book includes writing, poetry and quotations from the historical Buddha Shakyamuni and Padmasambhava, plus contemporary teachers such as B. Alan Wallace, Barry Magid, Ezra Bayda and Ajahn Brahm."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780861715497
  • Publisher: Wisdom Publications MA
  • Publication date: 11/28/2007
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 1,014,448
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 6.50 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Josh Bartok has served as in-house staff editor at Wisdom for almost 13 years and has worked on almost 200 books in all traditions of Buddhism. He is the co-author, with Ezra Bayda, of Saying Yes To Life (Even the Hard Parts), and the authoring editor of Daily Doses of Wisdom, Daily Wisdom, More Daily Wisdom, Lama Zopa Rinpoche's How to Be Happy, and Lama Yeshe's When the Chocolate Runs Out.

He is also head teacher and spiritual director at the Greater Boston Zen Center, and one of the guiding teachers of Boundless Way Zen. He is a full member of the Soto Zen Buddhist Association and the American Zen Teachers Association, and is a friend of the Lay Zen Teachers Association. Josh has served on the Board of Directors for the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies, and on the planning committee of the first-ever Next-Generation Dharma Teachers event, part of the Mahasangha Gathering that took place at Garrison Institute in July of 2011.

Josh graduated from Vassar College in 1993 with a degree in cognitive science. Recreationally, Josh is an amateur photographer who shows locally and regionally. His work is influenced by John Daido Loori, Kaz Tanahashi, as well as sumi-e and abstract expressionist painters. His photos can be seen online at shobophoto.com.

Gustavo Szpilman Cutz, a native of Rio de Janeiro, served for two years as an editorial assistant at Wisdom Publications. He currently coordinates study programs at the Shantideva Meditation Center in New York.

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