Apr 30, 2024

A live online discussion with Danny Lewin, Ph.D., and host Geshe Tenzin Wangyal.

How do modern science and ancient Tibetan wisdom define the different states of sleep? What is the best advice for improving sleep and circadian health and being more aware while dreaming? What can researchers learn from the ancient practices of dream and sleep yoga? Psychologist Danny Lewin, Ph.D., former director of Clinical Sleep Medicine at the National Center on Sleep Research, joins Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche in an in-depth discussion of the health implications of sleeping and dreaming of the deities.

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Related: Wednesday, May 29, 2024, 12 noon New York time: “The Cycle of Light & Dark: A Scientific & Spiritual Exploration of Sleep, Part 2,” with Dr. Ed O’Malley and host Geshe Tenzin Wangyal. Learn more & view live.


About the Presenters


Danny Lewin, Ph.D., D.ABSM, CBSM, is a licensed clinical psychologist, sleep medicine researcher, clinician and pediatric psychologist. He was the founding director of the Behavioral Sleep Medicine and Pulmonary Behavioral Medicine Program at Children’s National Hospital and an associate professor of pediatrics and psychiatry at the George Washington University School of Medicine. Danny served as the director of clinical sleep medicine at the National Institutes of Health, National Center on Sleep Research. In addition to directing clinical sleep medicine programs, he was director of an NIH-funded sleep research laboratory. He has published more than 50 articles and chapters. Danny is a certified yoga and meditation teacher and psychedelic-assisted psychotherapist.


Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche bio photoGeshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche is an acclaimed author and a respected teacher of students worldwide. He completed an 11-year course of traditional studies at the Bön Dialectic School at Menri Monastery near Dolanji, India, and was awarded his geshe degree in 1986. He now lives as a householder, and has been living and teaching in the West for more than 30 years. Rinpoche is the founder and spiritual director of Ligmincha International and the founder of CyberSangha, He is the author of many books, including the best-selling The Tibetan Yogas of Dream and Sleep: Practices for Awakening (Shambhala, 2022). Learn more about Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche.