Author on meditation, lucid dreaming, non-dualism, and preparing
to die from a buddhist perspective.
The Preparing to Die Program
After much anticipation, Andrew’s three-month online interactive training on spiritual and practical preparations for death is now taking place this summer. This unique program provides an accessible and integrated exploration of a rich and complete cycle of teachings and practices to help us get ready for the end of life. Live sessions begin July 5th (8 PM EDT) and occur weekly for 12 weeks. Full recordings will be available.
This first program is currently SOLD OUT, we will be offering the next program in January 2024. Thank you!
Guest Interviews are now on Edge of Mind
Andrew interviews luminaries in the fields of science, philosophy, spirituality, and psychology, bringing you the latest from leading edge thinkers around the world. This interview series has proven to be so well received that it now has its own home: Edge of Mind Podcast.
Experience Andrew’s teaching in person. Whether its a weekend or week-long retreat, Andrew brings his unique perspective and personality to his Dream Yoga or Death & Dying sessions. His teachings range from introductory to a high level, in-depth advanced approach.
Unique Multi-Day Retreats
While meditation is used in many religious and spiritual traditions, it is not itself religious or spiritual. It’s a technique, dare we say a “technology,” for taming the mind. Anybody with a mind can practice meditation. – Andrew Holecek
Beyond Illusion: The Limitless Perception of the Clear-Light Mind
The study of how we see helps us to see.—Richard L. Gregory One does not see with the eyes; one sees with the brain. —Oliver...
Is the West Ready for Tantra?
The Power of Tantric Practices Tantric methods of transformation are among the most powerful means of spiritual practice ever...
The Lost Art of Contemplation
This article was originally published in Tricycle: The Buddhist Review (February 1, 2021). tricycle.org. The Importance of...
Lucid Dreaming Dream Yoga
Lucid dreaming and dream yoga is: first you learn how to remember your dreams; then you learn how to wake up in them; then you train your mind in the dream; then you learn how to stay awake in dreamless sleep.
Lucid Dreaming vs. Dream Yoga: What’s the Difference?
When articles about lucid dreaming are appearing in such a diverse mixture of periodicals from The Atlantic, Scientific...
Illusory Form Practice: What Do You Really Want?
One of the things that distinguishes dream yoga from lucid dreaming is the daytime practice of Illusory Form. They are...
How to Practice Lucid Dreaming
How to Practice Lucid Dreaming Article by Andrew Holecek in Lion's Roar Magazine You know that magical moment when you wake up...
Preparing for a Good Death
Death is only the end if you think the story is about you.
Pure Land Buddhism
In a conversation with the Venerable Thrangu Rinpoche, I had the opportunity to discuss death and dying. In the Tibetan...
After Death States: The Bardos in Tibetan Buddhism
What are the Bardos? The central orienting view in the Tibetan tradition of "thanatology" (the study of death and dying) is that...
What Is the Best Way to Prepare for Death?
Advice from 8 Buddhist Masters In the process of writing my book, “Preparing to Die: Practical Advice and Spiritual Wisdom from...