Pure Lands, Hidden Lands, Sacred Lands: Spiritual Pilgrimage for Dark Times

Part I in a Series

Note: This retreat was recorded via Zoom in April of 2022. All videos from this session are included here.

  • Have you been meditating for a long time, but aren’t sure you’re ever going to reach enlightenment?
  • When you consider reincarnation, and you look at the trajectory the world is on, have you thought, “I am not so sure I want to be born back here”?
  • Does the concept of heaven sometimes seem a lot more appealing?
  • Do you long to discover sacred places for spiritual rejuvenation, both inner and outer?
  • Do you wish that Buddhism didn’t seem so lonely, and require you to work so hard to become enlightened?

Discover the profound connection between the Pure Land principle, as a form of Buddhism, and the sacred hidden places that exist in the physical world, and within each one of us.

Learn what it takes to be reborn in a Pure Land, and how, in this life, you can merge landscape with mindscape, discovering the nonduality of inner and outer.

Pure Land Buddhism is the most widely practiced form of Buddhism in the world. From its origins in India, Pure Land doctrine spread to China, Japan, Vietnam, and Korea, where it is the principle form of Buddhism. There are over 100,000,000 Pure Land disciples worldwide. You may have studied and practiced Buddhism for a long time, and yet not realize there’s a form of Buddhism that is largely based on faith.

Pure Land Buddhists revere the Buddha Amitabha Buddha (Amida in Asia), the “Buddha of Infinite Light,” a gentle and all-accepting Buddha. Faith in this Buddha allows adherents to be reborn in his Pure Land, where enlightenment comes swiftly. From a Pure Land perspective, one doesn’t have to attain superlative spiritual achievements before being accepted.

This program will guide you on a discovery of Tibetan mystical traditions where hidden places, both inner and outer, become adventures for the mind. Through lecture, Q and A, daily meditations we explore outer, inner, and secret pilgrimage; how the elements of the mind, the body, and the outer landscape interconnect; and the importance of making pilgrimage.

Your Instructor

Andrew Holecek
Andrew Holecek

Andrew is an author and spiritual teacher in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition who leads seminars and workshops throughout the United States and abroad. As a longtime student of Buddhism, he frequently presents the tradition from a contemporary perspective, blending ancient wisdom with modern tools. Drawing on years of intensive study and practice, he teaches widely on opportunities found in obstacles, hardship and pain, and death and dying. Andrew has authored several books, including:

The Power and the Pain: Transforming Spiritual Hardship into Joy

Preparing to Die: Practical Advice and Spiritual Wisdom from the Tibetan Buddhist Tradition

Dream Yoga; Illuminating Your Life Through Lucid Dreaming and the Tibetan Yogas of Sleep

Dreams of Light: The Profound Daytime Practice of Lucid Dreaming

The Lucid Dreaming Workbook: A Step-by-Step Guide to Mastering Your Dream Life

and the audio program Dream Yoga: The Tibetan Path of Awakening Through Lucid Dreaming.

Course Curriculum

  Welcome to Pure Lands, Hidden Lands, Sacred Lands: Spiritual Pilgrimage for Dark Times
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  Pure Lands Retreat One - Day Three
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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course is 100% in video with transcripts. It is a completely self-paced course - you decide when you start and when you finish. If you are participating in the upcoming online retreat of Pure Lands II, its strongly recommended that you complete this course.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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