Kalachakra: Kusha Grass


For all of you who are reading this late at night when you should be doing your daily practice instead, here’s a reminder about how to place the kusha grass. The smaller of the two pieces is placed under your pillow with the fluffy end toward the top. Likewise, the longer piece is placed under the mattress with the fluffy end toward the head of the bed.  Ideally, the head of your bed should point north.

Recite the mantra.

Before sleeping, set your motivation to make your sleeping state beneficial for all sentient beings. Dream that you are rescuing people from floods, poverty, forest fires, abuse.  In the morning, wake up gently and spend some time recollecting your dreams. Even if you have a nightmare instead of a good dream, it doesn’t matter, it’s just a dream. It’s not a big deal. The real trick is to sleep lightly so you can both be able to dream and recollect the dream.

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