About the Author
Andrew Holecek is an author, spiritual teacher, and humanitarian. As a long-time 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.
In 2009, he released The Power and the Pain: Transforming Spiritual Hardship into Joy, one of the few books describing the shadow side of the spiritual path.
Known as an expert on death and dying, in 2013 he released his next book Preparing to Die: Practical Advice and Spiritual Wisdom from the Tibetan Buddhist Perspective, as well as the audio learning course “Dream Yoga: The Tibetan Path of Awakening Through Lucid Dreaming”.
Andrew has a strong scientific background, including training in biology and physics. This has instilled a healthy skeptical nature, one that has inspired him to go directly to the source to obtain his education and meditative training in Buddhism. He has studied extensively in Nepal, India, Bhutan, and even Tibet – the geographic and doctrinal wellspring of Buddhism — receiving teachings from the greatest living masters.
His questioning disposition has also motivated him to directly explore the ultimate source of Buddhism – the nature of mind itself. In addition to completing the traditional three-year meditation retreat, Andrew has undertaken annual retreats, conjoined with a strong daily practice. This unique blending of study and practice has made him an exceptionally qualified voice in the Western world.