The Tantric Path of Indestructible Wakefulness

with Judy Lief

October 4th—October 5th (2013)

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  • $125 Patron
  • $100 General
  • $25 Members
Room: Main Shrine Room

This program is now closed to online registration. Please call 212-366-5055 to register.


“The vajrayana,or diamond vehicle, is powerful because it is derived from the tranquility and readiness of the hinayana, and the purity and soft heart of the mahayana. When students have developed those qualitites, the vajrayana becomes ready to launch its diamond ship into the oceans of those who are ready for it.”  Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche


Tibetan tantric teachings provide a map of the spiritual journey from beginning to end, creating a useful guide for anyone embarking on a spiritual quest.  In this seminar, we will explore key teachings and practices of the Tibetan Buddhist path and their relevance to the complexities of our everyday lives. Open to both new and more experienced practitioners.

A traditional teacher's gift will be collected for Acharya Lief.


Generosity Policy: Our generosity policy supports members who are undergoing financial hardship. Please contemplate how much you can truly offer and give more, less, or the suggested amount based on your individual circumstances. The tuition amount reflects our costs to offer the program. To take advantage of our generosity policy you must contact us in advance at: (212) 675-6544.
We do not accept pay-what-you-can at the door, so please pre-arrange. Thank you!


Acharya LiefAcharya Judy Lief was in graduate school at Columbia University when she first met Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Inspired by the profundity, playfulness, and straightforwardness of his teachings, Judy moved to Boulder, Colorado to study further and in greater depth, attending the 1973 Vajradhatu Seminary. She served as head of practice & study at the 1978, 1979, and 1980 seminaries. In 1980, the Vidyadhara appointed Judy as the dean of Naropa Institute, a position she held through 1985. Judy and her family moved to Halifax in early 1986, where she continued to teach and again took on the position of executive editor of Vajradhatu Publications. She received the title of acharya, or “senior teacher” from Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche.