Friday Night Talk: Cynicism and Magic [ONLINE]

with Judy Lief

September 11th

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Friday, September 11th: 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM

“Magic can only take place when you begin to transcend your potential for egomania. It can only take place when there’s no ground and no security. According to the Buddha, the highest magic—real, definite magic—can only develop from a nontheistic approach.” —Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

 Cynicism is often understood to be a negative or nihilistic approach.  We will explore a more positive understanding of cynicism and how it can open us to a world filled with magical energy.

Judith L. Lief is a Buddhist teacher, writer, and editor. She was a close student of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, who empowered her as a teacher, and she has edited many of his books including The Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma volumes and Milarepa. She has been a teacher and practitioner for over 45 years and continues to teach and lead retreats throughout the world. She is the senior teacher for the Profound Treasury Retreats held in Sacco, ME and Crestone, CO. Lief is also active in the field of death and dying and is the author of Making Friends with Death.


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