Andrew Holecek

Author and authority on meditation, dream yoga, death, and Buddhism

Recent Posts from Andrew

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  • Andrew offers a significant contribution to the continued transplantation of the Buddha’s wisdom in Western culture.

    Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpocheauthor of Mind Beyond Death

Upcoming Events

October 16 - 18, 2015"Graceful Exit: Preparing for a Good Death"
A Weekend Event [Details...]
hosted by Tergar Oregon and Portland Shambhala Center
Marylhurst University - Marylhurst, OR
October 24, 2015 7-9 pmAlready Free: Buddhism Meets Psychotherapy, Book Discussion with Author Bruce Tift and Andrew Holocek [Details...]Nalandabodhi Boulder
100 Arapahoe Ave - Boulder, CO
Sunday November 1, 2015"Graceful Exit: Preparing for a Good Death"
NOTE: This is full one-day event. [Details...]
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
Woodacre, CA
December 5 - 6, 2015"Death and the Art of Dying: The Karmic Bardo of Becoming"
A Weekend Event [Details...]
Santa Rosa Shambhala Center
Santa Rosa, CA
  • From Andrew Holecek's first words, you know you can trust him. He writes from deeply felt experience as well as a masterful grasp of the vast dharma.

    Irini Rockwellauthor of The Five Wisdom Energies

Online Audio Courses from Andrew

Sunset at Gampo Abbey

Journey of the Mind at Death

In this exclusive FREE audio program, Andrew explores the Journey of the Mind at Death. In the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, Andrew tells you how there are specific practices that anyone, whatever their religion or background, can do to influence what happens after death.

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Difficulty meditating

The Bardo of Letting Go

The first in a series of on-line programs about the three death bardos, everything you need to know to face the end of life with confidence. Drawing on the ancient wisdom of the East, and the modern knowledge of the West, you will learn how to relax and even celebrate old age and death.

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The Luminous Bardo of Dharmata

The Luminous Bardo of Dharmata (Suchness)

The second in a series of on-line programs about the three death bardos, this is the “good news” bardo, where the enlightened aspects of your being are revealed. Learning about it shows you that you truly do have something remarkable to look forward to.

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  • Andrew Holecek helps us to accept the inevitability of difficulty and find new ways of coping with challenge.

    Andrea MillerEditor, Shambhala Sun magazine


Andrew Holecek is an author, spiritual teacher, and humanitarian. As a student of Buddhism, he presents this tradition from a contemporary perspective – blending the ancient wisdom of the East with modern knowledge from the West. Here are a few of his most recent titles.

Guest Articles by Andrew

Andrew has had the pleasure of being featured in a variety of publications.