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.”
  • Teacher & Student

    What does it mean to trust anyone, especially a spiritual teacher? What do we do when a teacher doesn’t present him\herself in a way that is comfortable for us? I don’t see how it is possible to skip over questions like these.

    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.

    Musings

    I notice when I fall in love – which happens all the time! – I feel appreciation for and openness toward that being. The feeling of being in love, to me, means that I haven’t decided who someone is or what I want them to be.

    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.
  • Nyingma Summer Seminar
    Ward, CO
    July 8 - 16, 2017
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