Elizabeth is known for her willingness to question the entire path in order to reach a place of genuine practice and awakening. She is the author of The Power of an Open Question, in which she asks readers to engage in the practice of open questioning with her while she takes a fresh look at all the assumptions and beliefs we have about spirituality. Read More
  • “When we question openly, our spiritual practice becomes a living experience, without dogma or fixed ideas.”
  • Family & Community

    My dear dad, Marv Mattis, is getting old. People who ask me how he is doing often have a look of concern in their eyes. I understand. And yet I often ask myself: “Is old age actually a problem?”

    Teacher & Student

    What does it mean to trust anyone, especially a spiritual teacher? What do we do when a teacher doesn’t present him\herself in a way that is comfortable for us? I don’t see how it is possible to skip over questions like these.

    Try With All Your Might

    When you give, it always feels like you are the one getting the offering, because you get to serve.

    Ask a Question

    Questions and responses make dharma lively. Elizabeth will respond on her blog. ASK

  • Teachings On-Line

    Join Elizabeth for the Shedra Primer, Everything Leans: The Liberating Insight of Interdependence. Live Video Stream of Four Talks, September 6&7, 2014.
  • Shedra Primer
    Everything Leans:
    the liberating insight of interdependence
    September 6-7, 2014
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  • Upcoming Teachings