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.”
  • 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.

    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.

    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 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