Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel
When the spiritual path becomes an inquiry it finds protection from both belief and doubt.
This is when things really come alive!
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Hello!

My name is Elizabeth and I am an author, Buddhist teacher, and practitioner. But mostly, I see myself as a student – always learning, fiercely probing, fascinated by the challenge of being human and the great potential for awaking. I am in awe of the Buddhist path because I have found that when practiced authentically, the ancient wisdom of the Buddha is always relevant and alive. Why is this? It is because the path itself is an inquiry and not a dogma or belief system to hold on to. I see the path of the Buddha as an invitation to explore what it means to be fully human. It supports and guides me in asking bold, practical, and awakening questions: What is the nature of suffering and how do I work with it? How do I live a useful and meaningful life? How can I burn with love in this unfixable and dynamic world? Inquiry has made my spiritual path a living experience. I would love to share some of my thoughts with you.

 

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The Logic Of Faith

As long as you are breathing and your heart is pumping in your chest, you will never escape the need ‘to faith,’ and why would you want to? The human predicament literally pushes at you day after day, calling to your courage and intelligence, imploring you to pay attention to life as it is, urging you to let go into humbleness. How long can you ignore it?
— Excerpt from The Logic of Faith
A bold, playful, and engaging book, full of insight and heart.
— PEMA CHODRON, author of When Things Fall Apart

Upcoming Schedule

December 2-3, 2017

Mahayana Essentials: The Five Slogans of Machik Labdron

Phuntsok Choling
Ward, Colorado USA

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"When we question openly, our spiritual practice becomes a living experience, without dogma or fixed ideas."


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