Judith L. LiefJudith Lief is an acharya, or senior teacher, in the Shambhala Buddhist lineage of Chögyam Trungpa.
Books & Audio
Lessons from the Life and Songs of Tibet’s Great Yogi
He went from being the worst kind of malevolent sorcerer to a devoted and ascetic Buddhist practitioner to a completely enlightened being all in a single lifetime. The story of Milarepa (1040–1123) is a tale of such extreme and powerful… Read More
Shambhala Publications Authors on the Path of Boundless Love
What is compassion? Much more than just being nice, compassion is about looking deeply at ourselves and others and recognizing the fundamental goodness we all share. It’s about opening up to the vulnerable space inside every one of us and… Read More
A Buddhist Guide to Encountering Mortality
In Making Friends with Death, Buddhist teacher Judith Lief, who's drawn her inspiration from the Tibetan Book of the Dead, shows us that through the powerful combination of contemplation of death and mindfulness practice, we can change how we… Read More
The Path of Dharma Art
Genuine art has the power to awaken and liberate. The renowned meditation master and artist Chögyam Trungpa called this type of art “dharma art”—any creative work that springs from an awakened state of mind, characterized by directness, unselfconsciousness, and nonaggression.… Read More
Chögyam Trungpa’s in-depth exploration of the Four Noble Truths—the foundational Buddhist teaching about the origin of suffering and its cessation—emphasizes their profound relevance not just as an inspiration when we set out on the path, but at every other moment… Read More
About the Author
Judith Lief is an acharya, or senior teacher, in the Shambhala Buddhist lineage of Chögyam Trungpa.