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.”
  • 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.

    Animals

    I want to say there is kind of a Buddhist “rote” answer, and that would be “no” to euthanasia and “yes” to letting the animal die naturally. But I think the dharma goes much deeper than simply giving us “rote” answers

    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