Teaching by Elizabeth Mattis Namgel: Walking the Path that Releases Confidence and Enjoyment
Buddhist teacher Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel says that even after thirty years of practice and study she still feels amazed at the way the Buddha laid out the path of awakening. The teachings are as fresh, current, practical, and free of dogma as they were back “in the day.” They address the most basic human questions: What do I do with the wild, fearful, and dull energy of my mind? How do I find peace? Is there a way to enjoy the mind? How do I bring my practice into my everyday life so I can work with others? How can I deepen trust, compassion, and sacredness in this world that often seems so unfriendly? Elizabeth will talk about how the path progresses, give practice instructions, and open the floor for questions.
Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel has studied and practiced the Buddhadharma for twenty-seven 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. and Europe. She is the author of, The Power of an Open Question: The Buddha’s Path to Freedom.
Elizabeth is known for her willingness to question the entire path in order to reach a place of genuine practice and awakening. She asks audience 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. Audiences repeatedly comment on how this approach has reinvigorated their meditation practice and the way they relate to their lives as a whole.
Thursday, April 9, 7pm
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