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.”
  • 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.

    Open Questioning

    If we think about thoughts (the Abhidharma explains thoughts in interesting ways), we see that thoughts are not direct experiences…they are conclusions we reach about experiences.

    Family & Community

    I think you are asking a question about how to work with a child with special needs and also just how to organize your own situation to support formal practice. This is an important question.

    Ask a Question

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

  • Teachings On-Line

    Join Elizabeth for the Shedra Primer, Everything Leans: The Liberating Insight of Interdependence. Live Video Stream of Four Talks, September 6&7, 2014.
  • Shedra Primer
    Everything Leans:
    the liberating insight of interdependence
    September 6-7, 2014
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  • Upcoming Teachings