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?”

    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.

    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.

    Ask a Question

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

  • Teachings On-Line

    Join Elizabeth for Mind at Ease, a one night live broadcast of basic meditation instruction and discussion, on April 7, 2014, at 6:30 pm Mountain Time. More.
  • The Middle Way: Finding Our Natural Resting Place
    Dharma Refuge
    Rochester, NY
    April 25 - 27, 2014
  • Upcoming Teachings