Reverse Meditation

How to Use Your Pain and Most Difficult Emotions as the Doorway to Inner Freedom
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Reverse Meditation offers boundary-breaking practices to transform meditation from a resource for keeping us comfortable into a path of fully awakened living. With his signature accessibility and depth, Andrew Holecek shares insights into where we get stuck, practices for opening to fearless engagement with life, and much more.

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Disruptive practices to revolutionize your relationship with meditation and fully engage with the full breadth of your experience.

Why do we meditate? The main reason most modern people start meditating is because it helps us feel better—reducing anxiety, improving sleep, decluttering the mind, and so forth. “But where does your meditation go when things go bad?” asks Andrew Holecek. “Where is your spirituality when ‘rock meets bone,’ as they say in Tibet—when the crap hits the fan?”

Reverse Meditation is for anyone who wants to bring the challenges of life onto the path of awakening. When things get hard, it’s time to turn your practice on its head—and throw out any assumption that meditation exists to insulate you from the confusion, difficulties, and uncertainty of life. “By putting your meditation into reverse,” Holecek teaches, “you’ll actually find yourself going forward. Step into your pain and you can step up your evolution.”

With his signature blend of depth and accessibility, Holecek invites you to explore:

  • Three core forms of meditation—mindfulness, open awareness, and the boundary-smashing reverse meditations
  • How to know when you’re ready to engage with reverse meditation
  • On-the-spot practices for snapping into a meditative mindset in difficult situations
  • Contraction and expansion—how to dismantle habits of avoidance to become more open, resilient, and fully alive
  • How reverse meditation opens you to a direct experience of the fundamental perfection of reality—just as it is

“These unique meditations are designed to reverse our relationship to unwanted experiences, which means going directly into them instead of avoiding them,” says Andrew Holecek. “It’s not an easy journey—yet this path leads to the discovery of unconditional happiness, basic goodness, and true freedom in the most turbulent situations.”

Format Details
Contents Digital Audio (7 hours, 21 minutes)
Product Code AB06696W
ISBN Number 978-1-64963-109-1
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Andrew Holecek

About Andrew Holecek

Andrew Holecek is an author, speaker, and humanitarian who offers seminars internationally on meditation, lucid dreaming, and the art of dying. He has studied sleep yoga, bardo yoga, and other traditional practices with living masters in India and Nepal. Andrew’s books include Dreams of LightDream Yoga, and Reverse Meditation. His work has appeared in Psychology Today, Parabola, Lion’s Roar, Tricycle, Utne Reader, Buddhadharma, Light of Consciousness, and many other periodicals. He hosts the popular Edge of Mind podcast and is the founder of the Night Club community, a support platform for nocturnal meditations. Learn more at