Robert Kopecky

Robert KopeckySaturday Morning
April 14, 2018

10 am - 12 noon
at Edgar Cayce's A.R.E
Association for Research & Enlightenment
215 67th at Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA

(Suggested donation at the door is $10, but no one will be turned away until capacity is reached.)




 Presentation: Saturday, April 14 at the A.R.E. from 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon

How to Get to Heaven (Without Really Dying)”

Most people believe that you have to die to get to Heaven, but those who have suffered Near-Death Experiences tell a different tale. The state of happiness, serenity, and purpose that we equate with Heaven can be found in this life, in this humble but miraculous human form, just as it will be in any life we’ll ever live. Three-time NDE survivor and author Robert Kopecky leads us into the extra-dimensional potential of our Life. He explains practical means of attaining the heavenly state reported by NDE survivors: the experience of a transcendently intelligent, unconditionally loving “Divine Consciousness,” and the sensations of being enfolded into a field of illuminative connectedness. He describes his three very different NDEs, and explores the profound lessons he learned from each: an “OBE” that teaches us the lessons of Perspective; a “Life Review” that teaches us the lessons of Presence; and having been “Forced Back Into Life,” that teaches us the lessons of Purpose. These lessons show how our NDEs demonstrate our sixth-sensory ability to develop an “angel’s vision,” rise above the traps of the ego, discover the principles that act as “ladders to Heaven,” build our lives within the “eternal moment,” explore the ancients’ maps, a heavenly state-of-being, and offer tips for restoring a state of “Heaven on Earth” to our beleaguered planet. NDEs can correct our human misperceptions through these gifts that expand Divine Consciousness into our lives.


About Robert Kopecky:

Robert Kopecky survived a traumatic childhood, and then traveled extensively living a variety of lives until becoming an award-winning illustrator, art director, and animation designer for The New York Times, PBS Kids, and many others. His unusual path was punctuated by three dramatic, distinctly different Near-Death Experiences. Eventually, he was delivered to his own “dark night of the soul,” followed by more than a decade of study, meditation, and service. His realizations of what life and death are–and can be–inspired him to write and teach about the lessons he’d learned on his path (preferably not taken), in a serious but light-hearted way. His first book, How to Survive Life (and Death), A Guide for Happiness in This World and Beyond, was published in 2014 by Conari Press. His essays and memoirs appear online at Gaia, The Mindful Word, Soul Life Times, Innerself, Beliefnet, and more, and on his popular art and spirituality blog at He’s made more than fifty radio and podcast appearances, like Coast to Coast AM, IANDS Radio with Lee Witting, and Seek Reality with Roberta Grimes; and has spoken for IANDS’ Explore the Extraordinary 2016, and The Wisdom of the Near-Death Experience Symposium, 2017. His second book, How to Get To Heaven (Without Really Dying), Wisdom From a Near Death Survivor, was released March 2018, from Llewellyn Books.


Workshop: Saturday, April 14 at the A.R.E. 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

“Discovering Your Heavenly Self: Learning Ways to Live in Heaven”
A workshop in principles, explorations, and exercises that lead to a joyful and serene state-of-being. Lessons are grounded in spiritual Perspective, Presence, Purpose, and Love—leading us to a more transcendent mindset, enabling a more graceful and generous participation in the world and all its occupants, our personal relationships, and roles as responsible stewards of “The Garden” that we all share here on Earth. Suggested admission will be $15.

FIL Service: Sunday, April 15 at 10:45 a.m.

Robert Kopecky will also be speaking at the Fellowship of the Inner Light, located at 620 14th Street (between Mediterranean and Cypress), in Virginia Beach.  He will give a thirty-minute talk about similar topics covered in the presentation described above.  Meditation starts at 10:30 a.m. and Service begins at 10:45 a.m.


FIL: 757-428-5782


The A.R.E. claims no affiliation with this event and does not endorse its content.

Future Speakers for 2018

Speaker Workshop
Fellowship of the
Inner Light (Sunday)
January 6th (canceled)    
February 3rd Vincent Genna Yes Yes
March 3rd Dr. PMH Atwater Yes Yes
April 14th Robert Kopecky Yes Yes
May 12th Bill Taylor    
June 2nd      
July 7th Carylanne    
August 4th      
September 1st      
October 13th      
November 3rd      
December 1st      


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Combined VBIANDS and FIL Library: Heidi Gibson and Jeff Jones have worked together to organize books, CDs, DVDs and audio cassette tapes in the Library.  The books are in the upper room at Fellowship of the Inner Light.  Visit the Library the next time you are at the Fellowship.

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Robert Kopecky
April 14, 2018

10:00 AM - 12:00 pm
at the
215 67th Street
Virginia Beach, VA

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