While I have the utmost respect for Lama Surya Das, something went terribly wrong here. The lama talks about what he is going to teach you for the entire first tape and for the first side of the second tape. Finally he gets down to the actual teaching only on the second side of tape two. This is truly too bad. It is very hard to train our minds to get to, and stay on a virtuous point of contemplation and meditation. I respectfully think that the lama wildly strayed from the focal point of his teaching.
Having enjoyed Surya Dass' books and having been intrigued by his personal story (imagine going on a 3-year solo silent retreat, and enjoying it so much you go on another one), I had great expectations for this little pair of cassettes. Alas, those expecations were for nought. Or for not very much.
About three quarters of this not-a-book on tape is Dass' personal reflections on dreams and their importance to the spiritual journey. I felt as if he were addressing an unwilling participant who needed convincing. As I was already willing to give it a good try, I found myself wishing he would for crying out loud, please get to the point!
Which he does.
On side 2 of the second tape.
I now see why this was never released as an actual book: the substance of Surya Dass' "Tibetan Dream Yoga" could fit on one side of one piece of paper. My advice: save your money. There are better ways to learn about dream yoga than this.