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.”
  • 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.

    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.

    Ask a Question

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

  • Next Teaching On-Line

    Elizabeth teaches on the practice of Chod and the five slogans of Machik Labrdon. Join the live web stream, April 30 - May 1, 2016. More info.
  • Dharmata Winter Residential Retreat
    Stanley, Idaho
    Contact: Mary Ann Chubb - Email Mary Ann
    More info at: Dharmata
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