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.

    Try With All Your Might

    On the path of bodhicitta, sometimes we even make the wish: “May I take the sufferings of others onto myself!” This is an outrageous aspiration. Beings are limitless, therefore suffering is limitless, and so our compassion and care for them too must be limitless.

    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

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  • Awakening and Blossoming:
    With Anam Thubten Rinpoche
    October 1-7, 2015
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