Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel is known for her willingness to question the spiritual path in order to reach a place of genuine practice and awakening. Using the Buddha's teachings on emptiness as lens, she asks us to take a fresh look at all the assumptions and beliefs we have about reality and liberation. Read More
  • “When we question openly, our spiritual practice becomes a living experience, without dogma or fixed ideas.”
  • Faith & Doubt

    The path begins with an investigation of the unreliability of things. Sometimes when we contemplate impermanence and the unreliability of things we feel afraid or insecure.

    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.

    Family & Community

    I think you are asking a question about how to work with a child with special needs and also just how to organize your own situation to support formal practice. This is an important question.

    Ask a Question

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

  • Next Teaching On-Line

    Elizabeth teaches on the practice of Chod and the five slogans of Machik Labrdon. Join the live web stream, April 30 - May 1, 2016. More info.
  • Dharmata Winter Residential Retreat
    Stanley, Idaho
    Contact: Mary Ann Chubb - Email Mary Ann
    More info at: Dharmata
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