Andrew Holecek

Andrew Holecek

Andrew Holecek completed a traditional three-year retreat under the direction of Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche and is the author of The Power and the Pain, Preparing to Die, and Dream Yoga: Illuminating Your Life Through Lucid Dreaming.

Recent Articles

A Wake-Up Call

Andrew Holecek on bardo, one of the Six Dharmas of Naropa’s two practices for helping us find our way, when the time comes, through the death experience. It can help us in life, too.

How to Practice Lucid Dreaming

Andrew Holecek teaches us how to be awake when we’re asleep.

Traditional painting of a cabin in the mountains.

Before You Go on a Long Retreat

Andrew Holecek offers some practical advice for anyone considering a long-term retreat.

Buddha statue in a cage.

Just When You Think You’re Enlightened

Temporary spiritual experiences can be helpful signs of progress, says Andrew Holecek, but they can also be traps.

Photo by Alper Yestilas.

Preparing to Die

Death is a journey into the unknown. Like any journey, it goes better if you’re prepared. Here are teachings from Tibetan Buddhism to help.

Retreat cabin.

On Retreat, Block All Exits

It takes courage to undertake a retreat, says Andrew Holecek. But in that container, we find freedom.

Sculpture of a face.

What Is Dream Yoga and How Do You Do It?

If you indulge your fantasies, lucid dreaming becomes super-samsara. If you go deeper, lucid dreaming can develop into dream yoga—spiritual practice.