The Bardos in Everyday Life

How we react to uncertainty is up to us, but the bardo teachings can help in this challenging time.

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Would you like to face life's inevitable transitions with less anxiety? Do you wish you could accept endings with greater ease? Although the Bardo teachings from Tibetan Buddhism traditionally are applied to the end of life, they are also profoundly applicable to any challenging life transition.

The word "bardo" means "gap, a transitional process, an in-between state." Bardos occur constantly, as often as the gap between any two thoughts. Our lives are filled with in-between moments - those associated with change, illnesses, endings, loss, and finally the unknowing gap after death.The bardo concept applies directly to anything that ends – and what doesn’t?

The uncertainty, sense of groundlessness, anxiety, and fear that accompany times of transition are precisely what the bardo teachings were designed to address. These teachings offer valuable spiritual preparation for all life transitions, including death.

Equipped with the teachings in this program, you will be able to approach any challenging time with confidence and ease. The teachings of Tibetan Buddhism, conjoined with contributions from psychology, philosophy, and cognitive neuroscience, will show you how to bring any obstacle onto the path, and actually use it to accelerate psychological and spiritual growth.

The bardo teachings are not just about death, they are also about birth. Endings inevitably lead to beginnings. In this program, we will also explore how the bardo teachings offer opportunities to shape our futures with wisdom and compassion.

The teachings contained within the bardo principle are profound, one of the greatest gifts to humanity by one of the deepest wisdom traditions. In the Tantric and Alchemical traditions, the greater the obstacle the greater the opportunity.

In this course, which was streamed live to an audience of hundreds during the corona virus lockdown, you will learn:

  • How bardo principles apply right here and now.
  • Powerful contemplations and meditations that are designed to help you in stressful times.
  • “Emergency meditations” that you can use on-the-spot.
  • Tools that help you relate to others in the most skillful way.
  • How to transcend your fear of death.
  • How ancient Eastern wisdom is supported by modern Western knowledge.

This Course Will Include:

  • BONUS: Three-month free membership to Night Club, Andrew's premier Lucid Dreaming/Dream Yoga and meditation membership online community (a $30 value).


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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.


An introduction from Andrew about this course.

Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
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.
How will the monthly live access to Andrew for ongoing Q & A take place?
Every Thursday, at 1:00 pm Mountain Time (3 pm Eastern Time), a weekly gathering is offered where you can submit written questions, or ask them live. People who purchase this course will be given priority with their questions. You only need to identify that you are taking this course, or have taken it, and your question will be moved to the top of the que.

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