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.”
  • Dharma in the West

    Buddhist prayer is the focus of this article by Elizabeth that first appeared in the Fall 2014 Issue of Buddhadharma Magazine.

    Insight & Grace

    The teachings say that the confusion and suffering we experience is temporal or “adventitious,” which means that it is non-essential…not part of our basic nature. This is a lot different from the idea of original sin.

    Animals

    I want to say there is kind of a Buddhist “rote” answer, and that would be “no” to euthanasia and “yes” to letting the animal die naturally. But I think the dharma goes much deeper than simply giving us “rote” answers

    Ask a Question

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

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  • New Audio Teachings

    These teachings introduce a traditional Buddhist meditative practice of exploring mind and its world, often referred to as “analytical meditation”. Purchase.
  • Wilderness Dharma Movement Retreat
    Canyon de Chelly, AZ
    September 19 - 26, 2017
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