Mar 07

Teacher Spotlight: Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel

“Ignorance is just the way we perceive things.” ~ Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel

Tara Mandala is pleased to share an upcoming Virtual Dharma Talk offered by Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel. The talk will be “Poising the Mind for Insight”, and takes place on Saturday, March 12.

Please enjoy this “Teacher Spotlight” blog post on Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel. We look forward to welcoming you for these teachings on Saturday. To learn more, read below, or click here.
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.
In this video, we share a small excerpt from this “intimate dialogue” with Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel and Lama Tsultrim Allione. To watch, click on the video below.

Poising the Mind for Insight

With Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel • March 12

During this teaching and discussion, Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel will invite us into an opportunity to examine our lives gently and wisely through the wisdom of the view. The view is cultivated through the perfection of wisdom, or prajnaparamita in Sanskrit, referring to the mind poised for insight into the nature of reality. The highest purpose of these teachings is to remind us who we truly are; to point out the magnificence of the world we move about in, and to give us the vital information we need to navigate the beauty and pain of life with compassion and grace … Learn more »

We look forward to sharing this event with you, one of a host of 2022 Virtual Dharma Talks, featuring female teachers and topics that were specially chosen by Lama Tsultrim Allione.

~With Blessings,
Tara Mandala

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