Judy Lief

Judy Lief has been a Buddhist teacher for over 35 years. She was a close personal student of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, who trained and empowered her as a teacher in the Buddhist and Shambhala traditions. In her teaching, Judy focuses on how the insights and meditative techniques stemming from the Buddhist tradition can be applied to the challenges of everyday life and to pressing global issues.

Ms. Lief is one of the primary editors of the works of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and served under him as the executive editor of Vajradhatu Publications for many years. The task of bringing Trungpa Rinpoche’s extensive body of teaching into the world continues to this day, as he left a large archive of spoken teachings to draw from, spanning his seventeen years of teaching in North America.