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.”
  • Meditation

    The purpose of meditation is to develop a sane relationship to experience. The struggles we have in life—shutting down, pushing away, feeling overwhelmed, and all the neurotic attach- ment—arise from the confusion we harbor about how to relate to the rich energy of the mind.

    Open Questioning

    My experience is that something really positive always emerges from the heart when it is broken. A tender heart has unlimited “give” while a brittle or contracted heart – a heart focused on me and mine – has no choice but to break.

    Insight & Grace

    Try thinking of self as just “being” and responding to the world around you with intelligence. You are a part of the great nature of infinite interdependence.

    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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