Judy Lief

Buddhist Teacher and Author

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Mission-driven, non-profit, and community-supported, Lion’s Roar provides Buddhist teachings, news, and perspectives so that the understanding and practice of Buddhism flourishes in today’s world and its timeless wisdom is accessible to all. We do this by providing as many entry points as we can: through our print and digital publications, our website, video, social media, online courses, practice retreats, and more. We try to bring dharma to people right where they are, knowing what a difference it can make in their lives.

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“No matter how simplified or complicated life gets, it can make us miserable or it can wake us up.” 

~Pema Chödrön

She is one of the most beloved spiritual voices of our time. As a Buddhist teacher and best-selling author, Pema Chödrön's wisdom is a trusted source of encouragement and inspiration. Clear and practical, it has empowered millions to open their hearts, experience more joy, and navigate uncertainty and change with grace and courage.

This one-of-a-kind online summit is your chance to celebrate Pema’s legacy, to study what she studies, and practice what she practices. Hosted by Krista Tippett, creator and host of the award-winning program On Being, each day features teachings and practice sessions from renowned Buddhist teachers and close spiritual friends of Pema.

You'll also have the opportunity to explore workshops on tonglen and lojong, two key practices that Pema has long featured in her teaching, plus watch exclusive archival teachings from Pema herself, courtesy of Shambhala Publications. 

Over five days we’ll explore some of the greatest questions of our time: How can we help others without losing ourselves? How can we free ourselves of unskilful patterns of thought? How can we work with our biggest fears and transform suffering into a path of awakening?

I want to send my INFINITE GRATITUDE to every single person who made this extraordinary event possible.

 Thanks to all of the wonderful speakers for all their teachings and for sharing their time and life with all of us around the world.


I want to send my INFINITE GRATITUDE to every single person who made this extraordinary event possible.

 Thanks to all of the wonderful speakers for all their teachings and for sharing their time and life with all of us around the world.


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Content Partners

Each day of the summit includes talks, teachings, and practical guidance, including contemplative training to transform difficulty and awaken the heart.

Learn to open your heart and experience fearless compassion for yourself and others.

Margaret Wheatley

Author and founder, Berkana Institute 

Karma Lekshe Tsomo

Professor of Buddhist Studies, University of San Diego

Father Greg Boyle

Founder of Homeboy Industries

Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel

Buddhist Teacher and Author, Founder of The Middle Way Initiative

Mingyur Rinpoche

Buddhist Teacher and Author

Tami Simon

Founder of Sounds True

Tsoknyi Rinpoche

Buddhist Teacher and Author

Arawana Hayashi

Meditation teacher and co-founder of the Presencing Institute

The Summit at a Glance

During the five-day summit, we’ll explore the wisdom and beauty of Pema Chödrön’s teachings with guidance from 11 remarkable teachers and heart friends of Pema. 




Despite our society’s growing awareness of the importance of self-care, many of us find loving ourselves to be the hardest task of all.
Discover how making friends with yourself is the vital first step towards loving the world. Explore ways to express tenderness and care for yourself, and discover how that is the secret to weathering difficult times with greater equanimity and grace.

Befriending Ourselves

As human beings, we want to cling to what is safe and familiar, even though we know change is inevitable. Sadly, this clinging causes us a lot of pain.
Learn how we can let go of expectations and soften into a more accepting attitude towards uncertainty and change. Discover how this can help us adjust to life’s difficulties with greater joy, lightness, and ease.

Making Peace With Things As They Are

Once we experience that first spark of spiritual awareness in our hearts, we need to find a way to nurture it and help it to grow into a powerful fire of compassion.
Explore how to fan the flames of bodhicitta, the awakened heart of compassion and wisdom, and consider practical ways to develop this quality within your own life.

Awakening Our Heart

When we encounter difficult emotions — fear, anger, sadness — it’s easy to shut down, numb out, or just run for the hills.
Discover how the very things that challenge us most are also golden opportunities to wake up to the truth of impermanence and connect with the life-changing power of compassion.

Working With Obstacles

We often find ourselves caught up in our surface level experience — letting our thoughts and emotions define who we are.
Learn how to nurture your innate goodness — your natural compassion, wisdom, and love. When we trust our capacity for these qualities, and bring awareness to them in our day-to-day lives, we move through the world with lightness, joy, and freedom. 

Trusting Your True Nature

Explore how to turn uncertainty, loss, and difficulty into strength and compassion.

Learn how to let go of habitual reactions and struggles, and experience more joy.

Awaken your innate compassion and wisdom—your basic goodness.

Ease burnout with strategies to nourish and care for yourself.

Receive in-depth instruction in tonglen meditation and lojong (heart-mind training).

Gaylon Ferguson

Buddhist Teacher and Author

Daily workshops on tonglen and lojong practice with Judy Lief

Each day of the summit includes inspiring talks, spiritual teachings, and practice instruction from presenters, plus:

Session introduction from Krista Tippett, award-winning creator and host of On Being

Video teaching from Pema selected from the Shambhala Publications archive

Eleven Buddhist teachers and heart friends inspired by Pema Chödrön offer guidance and practices to awaken courage and compassion, even in uncertain times.

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With support from

Anam Thubten

Buddhist teacher and author, founder and spiritual advisor of the Dharmata Foundation

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Enjoy free access to The Wisdom of Pema Chödrön summit and experience heart teachings on courage, compassion, and wisdom for yourself.

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