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Virtual Hangout [#61] Q+A with Andrew Holecek - 7/22/2021 - Shared screen with speaker view
Andy K.
11:07
[link] Follow the live transcript —> https://otter.ai/u/Dlb5aWU0rgIxJMbCfk6tLE00Nbg
Liselotte
11:25
Strange tried several times, always when I go in here, the camera doesn’t work. Sorry.
Andy K.
12:34
[program] The Tibetan Book of the Dead: Decoding an Ancient MasterworkWednesday, August 4, 2021 @ 7 pm ET —> https://www.embodiedphilosophy.com/event/the-tibetan-book-of-the-dead-decoding-an-ancient-masterwork/
Andy K.
13:18
[program] The Bardo Teachings: Bringing The Tibetan Book of the Dead to LifeByAndrew HolecekWednesdays, August 18, September 1, 8, & 15 from 7 - 9 pm ET —> https://www.embodiedphilosophy.com/the-bardo-teachings-bringing-the-tibetan-book-of-the-dead-to-life/?utm_source=affiliate&utm_medium=instructor&utm_campaign=the-bardo-teachings&utm_content=andrew-holecek
Andy K.
15:06
[Q] Hi Andrew, Have you ever come across a ‘grading system’ for lucid dreams (kind of like Asanga’s nine ‘elephant path’ steps for śamatha states)? I’ve journaled close to 500 lucid dreams over the years and developed a simple ten level system based on duration, clarity and agency. It’s been a helpful way to catalogue and track progress, but I’ve often wondered if I just reinvented the wheel and some better system exists. If anyone knows of one, it would be you. Any thoughts appreciated. Thanks.
Andy K.
16:28
[program] Lucid Dreaming: A Deeper DiveAn online retreat over two weekendsOct 8-10 and Nov 12-14, 2021 —> https://www.andrewholecek.com/lucid-dreaming-a-deeper-dive/
Garuda
17:06
Three hours only with a Salvadore Dali clock, melted over a cliff edge! Ha Ha!
Andy K.
19:27
[Q] What role do nagas play in our world? In the naga practice, we nourish them with an offering, but in a fire puja text, we repel them. So, are they good or bad or ....? Also, can you have moments of enlightenment where everything seems perfect and there doesn't seem like anything needs to be done without being enlightened? And, lastly do dharmapalas just protect us on a spiritual level or are they helpful on a physical level?
Sonja Pettingill
19:44
Centerforcontemplativeresearch.org
Garuda
20:06
The nagas once told me to not buy a house where they were not happy, where they were not at rest.
Linda Kamisato
23:11
The Nagas exist, believe it or not!
Andy K.
24:20
[program] I’m Mindful. Now What? – Onlinewith Andrew HolecekOCTOBER 27 - NOVEMBER 17, 2021 —> https://www.yogaville.org/programs/9867/im-mindful-now-what-online/
Nicole Miccio
25:04
One sent me a drawing of Shiva's cobra!
Sarah C. Whitehead
25:54
Bernardo Bertolucci
Garuda
27:49
Bernardo Bertolucci was an Italian director and screenwriter, whose films include The Conformist, Last Tango in Paris, 1900, The Last Emperor, The Sheltering Sky, Little Buddha,
Sonja Pettingill
28:04
HHDL noted one at Menla when he visited years back; guests feed it milk🙏🏽
Sonja Pettingill
28:19
... a Naga, under the valley
Rich (he,him)
31:10
What is the member discount code for Lucid Dreaming: A Deeper Dive?
Barbara Vickers
31:36
What Protector Practice do you do?
Andy K.
32:57
[discount] Here’s the link to access the Deeper Dive, discount code. —> https://community.nightclub.andrewholecek.com/c/discounts/91 — [50% off for premium members] [5% off for free members]
Garuda
34:42
Bad place to be bitten by a rattlesnake! Haha!
Barbara Vickers
35:30
Great!
Laura Kelly
35:50
Barry, what's that imag?. Love it
Garuda
36:12
Trungpa Rinpoche had us do Ekajati practice.
Barry
39:39
Andrew’s Road Show
Andy K.
39:53
[Q] Andrew, I enjoyed the conversation you had with Karen— using the water / whirlpool metaphor but where in this sort of metaphor is there room for any kind of “ indestructible drop” kind of thing? I have trouble reconciling this “ drop” idea once the whirlpool has dissolved into the full body of water— or the child light has turned to face and dissolve into the mother light?
Garuda
48:22
Is Quetzalcoatl a naga? Or a Protector?
Kimberly Amatullah
48:51
Being relatively new to the teachings of buddihism what should I start learning first?
Barry
48:59
http://www.ktgrinpoche.org KHENPO TSÜLTRIM GYAMTSO RINPOCHE
Barry
50:18
Super book https://smile.amazon.com/Progressive-Meditation-Emptiness-Tsultrim-Rinpoche/dp/153740900X/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=khenpo+tsultrim+gyamtso+rinpoche&qid=1626986743&sr=8-1
Garuda
50:52
Do all sentient beings have dreams? Since appearance is a dream? At what point in species complexity do dreams start happening? Since samsara is the dream all sentient beings reside in.
Stephanie Ramer
52:50
Thanks Andrew.. Indestructible “continuum “ is helpful…
Barry
54:37
Good beginning book about Buddhism, https://smile.amazon.com/Essence-Buddhism-Introduction-Philosophy-Shambhala/dp/1570624682/ref=sr_1_4?crid=3PZV1OW96IGEK&dchild=1&keywords=the+essence+of+buddhism&qid=1626986971&sprefix=essence+of+buddhism+%2Caps%2C166&sr=8-4
Kimberly Amatullah
57:37
Thanks🙏
Kimberly Amatullah
01:00:01
Sorry did anyone hear the second book Andrew advised??? I didn’t catch the full title
Garuda
01:00:40
Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism by Chogyam Trungpa.
Bower, Virginia
01:01:03
And The Myth of Freedom, same author
Garuda
01:01:10
That would be my first recommendation.
Kimberly Amatullah
01:01:27
🙏
Garuda
01:02:37
Cutting Through would be by first recommendation. IT really did it for me. And Myth of Freedom was my second book to like and recommend for beginners. Rereading those books periodical is well worth it.
Garuda
01:03:38
I have Reggie Ray’s books too.
Andy K.
01:04:42
[Q] The teachings say the last thought before the moment of death is so important. It may dictate or influence the continuation of thought that arises when our consciousness is restored from a lapse. The last thought is also important before going to sleep, and affects the dreaming experience. What is the connection, or stays connected through the lapse, or unconsciousness?
Andy K.
01:09:34
[Q] Recently you were talking about anger and working with it. I remembered that Gampopa wrote that one act of anger can erase aeons of merit. I asked my wife about it and she said “That’s why we dedicate merit when we finish our activity.” In her tradition, she calls it finishing prayers. So, the more we do meritorious things, the sooner we should dedicate our merit to make sure it benefits others (before we get angry)
Andy K.
01:11:48
[Q] Hi Andrew, If everything comes out of the Pure Light Mind which is the essence and source of all that is, how is it that we see such an amount of evil and suffering on our planet today. In your understanding what is the Tibetan Buddhist teaching on this issue? Thank you for your insight.
Tim Hawk
01:14:37
Thanks Andrew!
Andy K.
01:22:40
[program] Mindfulness and Beyond: Exploring the Wonders of MeditationSedona Mago Retreat Center - October 18 - 24, 2021 —> https://www.andrewholecek.com/mindfulness-and-beyond-exploring-the-world-of-meditation/
Garuda
01:24:09
Andrew is so spot on in this advise about meditative states of awakening. Recognize them. Don’t push, pull or conceptualize them. Don’t be afraid.
Garuda
01:24:32
And then let go, and also remember/
Gail Hanlon
01:29:41
Thank you so much! Wonderful! I have to go early. Thanks!
Claire Cade
01:30:25
Thanks for supporting vaccine
Andy K.
01:31:51
[Q] Is Quetzalcoatl a naga? Or a Protector? Do all sentient beings have dreams? Since appearance is a dream... At what point in species complexity do dreams start happening? Since samsara is the dream all sentient beings reside in.
Sonja Pettingill
01:32:02
thank you…. must go now … so grateful for your kindness Andrew and Andy 🙏🏽💙
Barry
01:33:22
Thanks Andrew 🖖
Tim Hawk
01:33:39
Thanks again for answering all our questions and for the great ideas and information. - Namaste!
Laura Kelly
01:33:51
thank you so much! Be well everyone!
Garuda
01:33:54
Thank you Andrew and all
Stephanie Ramer
01:33:56
Thanks Andrew, Andy and all!!