Wonders of the Meditative Mind:
An Introduction to Post-Mindfulness Meditations with Andrew Holecek
Online: Coming in Spring 2023
Can't make it to the live sessions? Watch video recordings on-demand.

The mindfulness revolution is sweeping the globe, and has much to offer. But as important as mindfulness is, it is limited. This course offers a healthy critique of mindfulness, and a survey of the many meditations that transcend (but include) it. What exactly is mindfulness, and who came up with it? What are the shadow sides of this practice? And how does mindfulness relate to insight meditation (vipassanā)?

There are so many remarkable practices that cultivate the awakened mind and heart, why not engage them all? We have the five nocturnal meditations, analytic meditation, emergency meditations, somatic practices, subtle-body meditations and more. It seems that many people aren't aware of these treasures, and miss out on lost opportunities to bring literally every aspect of their lives onto the path. We'll get a chance to practice many of these meditations, so that during our time together we really get the hang of these time-tested skillful means.

Over the course of four 2-hour sessions, you will be introduced to analytic meditation, tonglen, open awareness, meditation “snacks,” the reverse meditations, and the five nocturnal meditations. We will explore some of the obstacles to meditation, including spiritual bypassing, escapism, spiritual materialism, and McMindfulness. This class will also examine a host of related topics: what is the role of the body on the meditative path, and does therapy have a place? Can meditation help with political upheaval, social unrest, and the ecological crises?

All four sessions of this program will be recorded, and the recordings will be made available to all registrants—those who are able to join the sessions live and those who need to miss any or all sessions. Registrants will have access to the recordings for one month after the course ends.

Required Technology and Preparation:

  • High-speed internet connection

  • Please, no phones

  • Join on a computer that has a full-sized screen on which you can see at least 25 Zoom participants, without having to scroll

  • Ensure that your computer is situated on a stable surface (instead of resting on your lap, etc.)

  • Video and microphone capability (so that you can be seen and heard)

  • A place for practice that allows for being undisturbed

  • Current version of Zoom installed

Course dates to be announced. Check back again soon.

If you have questions, please email info@eastcoastmindfulness.com.

Generosity policy applies—to cover costs for our small business, to ensure adequate compensation for the instructors, and so that people with fewer financial resources can be accommodated, please pay at the highest level available to you.

TIER 1 (Supporting Others): $250

TIER 2 (Our Cost): $200

TIER 3 (Subsidized Rate): $150

If Tier 3 is still financially prohibitive for you, please email us so we can find a way for you to participate.

Registration for this course will be opened once the upcoming course dates are announced.


If you have questions, please email info@eastcoastmindfulness.com.

  • Schedule

    Course dates to be announced. Check back again soon.

    If you have questions, please email info@eastcoastmindfulness.com.

  • Program Cost

    Generosity policy applies—to cover costs for our small business, to ensure adequate compensation for the instructors, and so that people with fewer financial resources can be accommodated, please pay at the highest level available to you.

    TIER 1 (Supporting Others): $250

    TIER 2 (Our Cost): $200

    TIER 3 (Subsidized Rate): $150

    If Tier 3 is still financially prohibitive for you, please email us so we can find a way for you to participate.

  • Register

    Registration for this course will be opened once the upcoming course dates are announced.


    If you have questions, please email info@eastcoastmindfulness.com.

REFUND POLICY:
You may receive a full refund if you notify us via email (info@eastcoastmindfulness.com) at least 24 hours prior to the program. No refunds will be granted thereafter.

Questions? Please email us at info@eastcoastmindfulness.com


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