Andrew Holecek

Andrew Holecek

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.

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Death & Dying

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Join Tibetan Buddhist teacher and end of life expert Andrew Holecek as he walks you through a powerful, and life-changing, one-hour ILP coaching session to better understand death and liberate you from the false identity that keeps you trapped in the fear that your true self is anything other than timeless.


Okay, I’m Dead… Now What?


“Practice dying.“ This was Plato’s famous final lesson to his disciples, given just before his own death. But what does it mean to practice dying? Okay, I’m Dead is a 30-part exploration of conscious dying, offering a comprehensive guide to the many stages of the death and dying process, based largely upon the timeless teachings of the Tibetan Book of the Dead.