Nangten Menlang - Buddhist Medical Center

Bastone1111 - January 11, 2011

Dear Tulku-la,

What can a personn do if she does a lot of nightmares and have trouble to sleep?

Thank you for everything.

Response from Tulku Lobsang:

Generally, nightmares happen around 12 o'clock. This is because around midnight our blood begins to change. Blood moves our conscious energy and because the nature of blood is that of bile, and because the nature of bile is fire, it is connected with anger and aggressiveness. Because of this, you can have dreams that are of fighting or violence and problems. Therefore, it is best to go to sleep well before midnight, maybe around 10 pm or 9 pm. It is better to go to sleep at this time, for you will sleep better.
Traditionally, we also have a method to help this. Try to visualize in every pulse that your master is there. This will help to release nightmares. Maybe you are a person that doesn't believe this. Then use whatever you believe. Visualize that every pulse point contains the presence of your master or teacher. Use whatever you have belief in. This will help.

~Tulku Lobsang

Answered on March 15th, 2011
Amersfoort, The Netherlands