Dreaming in the Lotus

Buddhist Dream Narrative, Imagery, and Practice
Foreword by
Carol Schreier Rupprecht

“A thought-provoking study. Young has made an important contribution to Buddhist Studies and to dream research. Excellent work.”—Journal of Buddhist Ethics

Paperback
320 pages, 6 x 9 inches
$18.95
ISBN 9780861711581
Mon, 01/21/2013 - 12:35 -- wisdom

Dreams play a powerful role in the sacred biographies of Indo-Tibetan Buddhism: they foretell the births of religious figures, describe their accomplishments, and reveal esoteric teachings.

In this fascinating study of the Buddhist dream experience, Dr. Serinity Young explores the complex functions of dreams in the sacred biographies of the Buddha and other central Buddhist figures, and reveals the ever-changing nature of dreams in Buddhist thought and practice.

Young presents a fascinating, culturally varied picture of the Buddhist dream experience and its revelations about Buddhist ideas of consciousness, cognition, and salvation. Using biographies of the Buddha and other important Buddhist figures, Serinity Young explores the functions of dreams and maps their role at the intersection of biography, history, and religious belief.

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