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

    Sometimes I wonder about this notion of creating a new American Buddhism. I think it is more important to probe deeply and personally into the meaning of the teachings and practice and the lineage of realization.

    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.

    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.

    Ask a Question

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

  • Next Teaching On-Line

    Join Elizabeth at Nyingma Summer Seminar. Register for the live video stream. Live from Phuntsok Choling, Ward, CO, July 11-19, 2015.
  • Nyingma Summer Seminar
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    July 11, 13 & 17, 2015
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