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.”
  • Open Questioning

    What we call “suffering” is impossible to pin down because “suffering” is not a static thing. Ask yourself, “is this painful and raw experience ‘suffering’ before we judge it as such?”

    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.

    Teacher & Student

    The relationship with the teacher is meant to be a skillful means for our awakening…it points to the method of “Letting go into humbleness.”

    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