The Death of Death: Bringing The Tibetan Book of the Dead to Life  

Saturday, April 1, 1:00 – 3:30 p.m. CT 

The Death of Death with andrew holecek 4 1 23From the Tibetan perspective, death is an illusion. The path to “immortality” is to discover that which cannot die—because it was never born. Armed with the right view, death provides us with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to realize the truth of our deathless nature. We then have nothing to fear, and everything to look forward to.

This workshop will explore what does end, what continues, and where we go after we die according to Tibetan Buddhism. Learn how aging is a preliminary practice for death, how dreams can help us prepare, and how meditation is death in slow motion.

Our fear of death is a secondary and inauthentic fear, so what are we really afraid of? Find out why the Tibetan approach to death is one of the greatest gifts to humanity, and how studying and practicing death, ironically, brings us more fully into life. 

You will learn:

  • Central meditations that prepare you for facing the end of life with confidence
  • The role of lucid dreaming and dream yoga in preparing for death
  • An understanding of the core teaching: “”If you die before you die, then when you die you will not die.”
  • The spectrum of your identity and methods that allow you to discover the aspect of your being that does not get old, sick, or die

Registration includes on-demand access to a recording of the workshop, which can be viewed for two weeks following the date it was presented.

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Andrew Holecek

Andrew Holecek is an author, speaker, and humanitarian who offers seminars internationally on meditation, lucid dreaming, and the art of dying. He is the author of many books, including The Power and the Pain: Transforming Spiritual Hardship into Joy, and Preparing to Die: Practical Advice and Spiritual Wisdom from the Tibetan Buddhist Tradition. Dr. Holecek is a member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, and the coauthor of scientific papers on lucid dreaming. His work has appeared in Psychology Today, Parabola, Lion’s Roar, Tricycle, Utne Reader, Buddhadharma Magazine, Light of Consciousness, and many other periodicals. He also hosts the popular Edge of Mind podcast, conversations with leading-edge thinkers in the fields of science, philosophy, spirituality, psychology, integral studies, and the arts.  Andrew is the founder of the international Night Club community, a support platform for the nocturnal meditations, and the co-founder of Global Dental Relief, which provides free oral health care to children in developing countries. He holds degrees in classical music, biology, and a doctorate in dental surgery. Learn more at


Program Format

This is a live, interactive online program that will also be recorded for on-demand viewing. Our goal is to send recordings to you within two business days. Registration includes on-demand access to a recording of the workshop, which can be viewed for two weeks following the date it was presented.

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