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.”
  • 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.

    Teacher & Student

    What does it mean to trust anyone, especially a spiritual teacher? What do we do when a teacher doesn’t present him\herself in a way that is comfortable for us? I don’t see how it is possible to skip over questions like these.

    Meditation

    “Naked” describes the experience we encounter when everything extraneous to the essential nature of being falls away: all the grasping and rejection, me and mine, wanting and not wanting, hopes, fears and struggles.

    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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