of Northern California
   
Welcome to the Dream Institute web site
The Dream Institute is a cultural and educational center whose mission is
to encourage interest in dreaming as an ancient, evolved resource, available to all,
that informs and inspires our cultural and personal lives.

 

Mission Statement

THE DREAM INSTITUTE is an experimental cultural center founded in 2003. It has come into being during this time known as the shift or the great turning. Dreams are a natural resource, democratically available to all, yet vastly underutilized today. Most cultures throughout history have called upon dreams for information and guidance. They are more relevant than ever at this time of upheaval and transition. Our mission is to offer program participants a soulful experience and to restore dreams, as an ancient wisdom source, to a place of respect in contemporary society.

WE OFFER weekend workshops, daylong seminars, evening salons, film series, professional training,
art exhibits, retreats, and dream-based performances. We are also the West Coast center for Culture Dreaming. Programs and events are open to the public; continuing education seminars are for professionals in the healing arts. We do not advocate any single philosophical, psychological, spiritual,
or religious viewpoint toward dreams or personal growth. Generally, our programs are in the salon model, which allows for open discussion where Psyche can be present.

“I have found the Institute an extraordinarily supportive environment for creative work and research about dreams, dreaming, and the uses of dreams in other cultures as well as our own. It is a tribute to you and the colleagues who participate with you in creating and sustaining the Institute that such fine work can be done. The programs you support are excellent, the audiences who attend your programs are sophisticated and warm, and the environment a very pleasant one for the presenter. I look forward to future work with you and The Dream Institute.”

—Charles Fisher, M.D.

OUR NONPROFIT STATUS: The Dream Institute is a project of Inquiring­Systems, Inc. (ISI), a 501(c)(3) California nonprofit Corporation founded in 1978. This allows us to accept tax-deductible contributions, essential to our survival. We welcome donations of goods, services, or funds.

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How do you know, when you die, if your life has been successful? From the dreams.
Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche