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.


    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.

    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.

    Ask a Question

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

  • Next Teaching On-Line

    Join Elizabeth for Genuine Practice for Living and Dying. Register for the live video stream. Live from Pema Osel Do Ngak Choling, April 3 - 4, 2015.
  • Genuine Practice for Living and Dying
    Pema Osel Do Ngak Choling
    April 3 - 4, 2015
    Vershire, VT
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