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  • Study with World-Class Teachers

  • Practice in One of Our Unique Venues

  • Expand Your Awareness with Meditation

  • Go Hiking in the Catskill Mountains

  • Enjoy Delicious Nourishing Farm-to-Table Cuisine

  • Menla is a Project of Tibet House US,

    the Dalai Lama’s Cultural Center in NYC

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 TraditionDr. 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 andrewholecek.com.

Events with Andrew Holecek

Nonduality and the Nature of Mind
September 11 - 17, 2023

This advanced retreat explores the nature of mind and reality from the perspective of the nondual traditions. A host of ancient and modern methods for touching into the nature of mind will be explored, including analytic meditation, the practice of open awareness, devotion (via guru yoga), mantra, breathwork, nature dharma, cutting-through practices, and the nocturnal meditations. It is a no-nonsense deep dive into the heart of nonduality, and the philosophical, psychological, and even scientific disciplines (of quantum theory) that support this highest view. While held within the context of Tibetan Buddhism, this retreat is open to anyone interested in exploring…


375 Pantherkill Road, P.O. Box 70 Phoenicia, NY 12464