Leandra Ziegler

Born to students of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, Leandra Ziegler grew up in Nova Scotia and has been practicing meditation for 21 years. Inspired by the dharma art teachings, she trained as a modern dancer and studied creative writing at Skidmore College. Leandra has worked as a professional dancer, ESL teacher, and freelance magazine editor. She has also spent long periods in India and Nepal, studying with Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche. Leandra is currently the managing editor of the Chögyam Trungpa Digital Library, and is thrilled to be contributing to making these invaluable teachings accessible to a worldwide audience.

Events with Leandra Ziegler

A Month of Meditation: Shamatha-Vipashyana Dathün 2024
July 19 - August 18, 2024

“In the practice of meditation, you step beyond your hope and fear. You develop trust in the strength of your being and in your ability to extend yourself to others, and you find you have tremendous willingness to do so.” – Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche Overview Dathün is a month-long, group meditation retreat of shamatha-vipashyana, or mindfulness-awareness practice. This is the basic sitting meditation that goes back to the Buddha, which also includes contemplative practices for cultivating insight and compassion. Practising together as a group creates an atmosphere of courage and wakefulness. This mutual support and inspiration is at the heart of…