“Magdi is that rare teacher who speaks directly to the energetic resonance within us all which is uniquely able to be the joy, live the present and effectuate real growth.”  ~Jack Byrd

“A few lines are not sufficient to describe the great honor that is being Magdi's student.

He has taught me to be and to return to my natural state.”  ~Isabel Huerta

“As a teacher, Magdi helps us to grow spiritually -- in understanding -- in love, truth and beauty -- so we can see the hidden harmony and love behind and within everything.” ~Vicky Dreyer


Meeting in Presence with Magdi: Living From the Heart


“There is only One reality dreaming all dreams. YOU are this reality... YOU are the freedom, peace, and happiness that your heart seeks.”Magdi

Magdi will be at OneCircle on June 5,  7:30-9:30 ($20) and on June 6, from 10 AM - 12 PM and 2-4PM ($65 whole day, $35 half-day). You may come to one, two or all sessions. RSVP by email ( is appreciated. 

                          Magdi had his first awakening in the 70's without having any teacher. His path led him to Zen meditation where in 1973 he joined the Sharon Spring Zen Center working with Richard Clark and later on the Rochester Zen Center working with Philip Kapleau Roshi. In 1981 he met Toni Packer and studied with her at the Genessee Valley Zen Center, later renamed the Springwater Center for Meditative Inquiry. His second awakening occurred in 1983. In 2009 he met Francis Lucille. It is while exploring certain questions with Francis that his realization was established. Magdi meets regularly with friends at his home in Northern Virginia:  He is available via Skype. (Magdibadawy). On Facebook he goes by the name Magdi.

Magdi's website is 

Magdi is also available for individual sessions.


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