Welcome to the Dream Institute website

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, founded in 2003, came into being during this time known as the shift or the great turning. Our mission is to offer program participants a soulful experience and to restore dreams, as an ancient wisdom source, to contemporary society. 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.

WE OFFER dream groups, dream training for professionals, workshops, seminars, evening salons, film series, art openings, dream 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.

“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.


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