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.”
  • Open Questioning

    My experience is that something really positive always emerges from the heart when it is broken. A tender heart has unlimited “give” while a brittle or contracted heart – a heart focused on me and mine – has no choice but to break.

    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.

    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

  • 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