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
Emergency Meditations: Easy Short Meditations
Many people have a limited sense of meditation. One unexpected aspect of expanding our sense of meditation is learning how to...
Meditation is Not Enough
Many meditators think that meditation is capable of handling all your issues. People often swing the pendulum too far back in...
Amazing Meditation Experiences: What Do They Mean?
If you have been meditating for some time, sooner or later you may find that you have some amazing meditation experiences -...
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.
Awake in a Dream: How Lucid Dreaming Cultivates Deeper Awareness
In this video, Andrew presents how being awake in a dream, or lucid dreaming, can cultivate greater awareness, incorporating...
A Paper on the Concept of Lucidity & Virtual Reality
I recently finished writing a scientific paper with the neuroscientist Jordan Quaglia, exploring the topic of lucidity within...
Why Is Lucid Dreaming So Hard?
Why is lucid dreaming so hard? These magical dreams – when you know that you’re dreaming while you’re dreaming – are...
Preparing for a Good Death
Death is only the end if you think the story is about you.
What’s The Best Way to Help Others As They Die? Advice From Buddhist Masters
I previously asked the question "What Is The Best Way To Prepare For Death?" during a divine experience interviewing Buddhist...
Shamatha Meditation as a Preparation for Death
What Is Shamatha Meditation? Shamatha meditation is a fundamental form of mindfulness meditation. Shamatha means “peaceful...
How Vipassana Meditation Helps Prepare for Death
Just as shamatha meditation prepares the mind for the after death states, we can also look at how vipassana meditation helps...