with Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel
Saturday, February 27, 2021 to Sunday, February 28, 2021
Online hosted by:
Phuntsok Choling

For this year’s Living Dharma program, Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel will explore with us what it means to enter a lineage.

When we enter the lineage of the Buddha’s wisdom we are essentially saying, “yes” to transformation; we join a culture that gives us the infrastructure for living our lives in a way that supports that transformation, we receive the blessings of all those who have come before us - just like a family. And fortunately, there are also challenges.

When we enter the lineage we are asking for compassionate interference, and the means to expose whatever impedes our awakening. On our way, there are also many pitfalls we can fall into, such as getting rigid and trapped in dogmas or giving up our sense of agency.

There is a lot to explore around this topic. Elizabeth will lead us through this exploration with teachings, interaction, and guided meditations.



All times in Mountain Standard Time (UTC-07:00)

Saturday, February 27

Talk 1: 9:00 - 11:00 am
Discussion Group: 12:30 - 1:30 pm
Talk 2: 2:00 - 4:00 pm 

Sunday, February 28

Talk 3: 9:00 - 11:00 am


$75  Live Broadcast
$75  Video & Audio recordings 
$85  Live Broadcast and Video & Audio Recordings 
$35  Audio Recordings


Click here to register!


On Saturday from 12:30- 1:30 pm (MT), senior students will be hosting Zoom discussion groups. You are welcome to join us to discuss the teachings from the morning talk. We will start as one group where you will receive further instructions before we go into smaller breakout groups with discussion group leaders.

  • After the morning talk, you will receive an email with the link to the zoom discussion group and instructions for joining. 
  • We ask that you please be prompt and give yourself 10 minutes before the start time to make sure that you are able to connect to Zoom.  Someone will be online 15 minutes before, at 12:15 pm, to help with video and sound issues. 
  • Please note that in order to use zoom on your device, you will need to download the application beforehand. 

More about Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel

Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel has studied and practiced the Buddhadharma for over 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.

Learm more about Elizabeth's activities, including her new non-profit organization, The Middle Way Initiative, on her website here.

Hillary Campbell