Andrew Holecek

Andrew Holecek

Andrew Holecek is an author and spiritual teacher who offers talks, online courses, and workshops in the United States and abroad. As a longtime student of Buddhism, he frequently presents this tradition from a contemporary perspective—blending the ancient wisdom of the East with modern knowledge from the West. Drawing on years of intensive study and practice, he teaches on the opportunities that exist in obstacles, helping people with hardship and pain, death and dying, and problems in meditation. Known as an expert on lucid dreaming and the Tibetan yogas of sleep and dream, he is an experienced guide for students drawn to these powerful nocturnal practices. He is the author of several books, including The Power and the Pain: Transforming Spiritual Hardship into Joy, Preparing to Die: Practical Advice and Spiritual Wisdom from the Tibetan Buddhist Tradition, Dream Yoga: Illuminating Your Life Through Lucid Dreaming and the Tibetan Yogas of Sleep, Meditation in the iGeneration: How to Meditate in a World of Speed and Stress, and the audio program Dream Yoga: The Tibetan Path of Awakening through Lucid Dreaming.

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ARTICLES

The Passing of Lama Tharchin Rinpoche

We are deeply saddened when Lama Tharchin Rinpoche passed away  Monday, July 22, 2013. Lama Tharchin was born in Tibet and was a dzogchen master who received his training at Dudjom Rinpoche’s monastery. He fled Tibet in 1959 to live in India and Nepal, before arriving in the United States...
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Intermediate States: Bardos and Living and Dying from Ancient India to 21st Century New York

The term bardo, often translated as “intermediate state ” is a term that entered the popular imagination in the West with the publication of W.Y. Evans-Wentz’s 1927 translation of The Great Liberation by Hearing in the Intermediate States, which he rendered as The Tibetan Book...
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EVENTS

Graceful Exit: Preparing For A Good Death

September 29–October 1, 2017 | Minneapolis, mn

In this weekend program, Andrew Holecek guides us through the rich teachings on death and dying from the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. From practices and teachings to prepare you for dying to a thorough view of the Bardos, you’ll learn the overall view and the specific tools needed to transform...

The Power of Lucid Dreaming

October 19–22, 2017 | Phillipstown, ny

The course provides a thorough introduction to lucid dreaming. We begin by exploring the many physical, psychological, and spiritual benefits of lucid dreaming; the science behind it, and the stages of sleep and how to use them to optimize lucid dreaming. We’ll review the conditions that provide...