Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel

Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel

Visiting Teacher, Dharma Dialogue Guest

Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel has studied and practiced the Buddhadharma for 35 years under the guidance of her teacher and husband Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche. She is the retreat master of Samten Ling in Crestone, Colorado and has spent over six years in retreat. She holds a degree in anthropology and an M.A. in Buddhist Studies. She teaches throughout the U.S., Australia, and Europe. She is the author of The Power of an Open Question: The Buddha’s Path to Freedom and The Logic of Faith: the Buddhist Path to Finding Certainty Beyond Belief and Doubt.

Elizabeth is known for her use of inquiry as a means to reach a place of genuine practice and awakening. She asks audiences 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. In particular, Elizabeth is fascinated with the Buddha’s essential teachings on the natural principle of pratityasamutpada, dependent arising. Audiences repeatedly comment on how her approach has reinvigorated their meditation practice and the way they relate to their lives as a whole.

Upcoming Event with This Teacher

Online — Dharma Sunday (6/12) – Freedom Attending Reality: A Yogic View of Life Change, Chaos and Uncertainty

June 12 @ 6:00 am - June 12 @ 11:30 pm

Dharma at the Movies – “Chicano! A Struggle in the Fields”

June 8 @ 6:00 am - June 8 @ 11:30 pm

Tuesday Night Meditation

June 7 @ 6:00 am - June 7 @ 11:30 pm
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