People with some interest in Buddhist philosophy and practice may be familiar with terms like emptiness, interdependence, and wisdom. And, most of us appreciate a teacher who can bring forth the meaning of these relationship between these mystifying words. Recently, we were fortunate to get Elizabeth Mattis-Namgyal on the line for what turned out to be quite an illuminating conversation! Elizabeth is one of the most well renowned teachers on the aforementioned topics and how they relate to what is known as the feminine principle.
You may find that beginning to explore these notions can open up your journey quite a bit. And so, we invite you to have a look at the pithy clip below.
Elizabeth will be teaching on this subject at Shambhala Mountain Center during Wisdom Rising, August 17-21.
About the Authors
Elizabeth Mattis-Namgyel has studied and practiced the Buddhadharma for thirty years under the guidance of her teacher and husband Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche. 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. She is the author of, The Power of an Open Question and is working on her new book, The Logic of Faith.
Travis Newbill is a writer, musician, and aspirant on the path of meditation. He currently resides at Shambhala Mountain Center, where he handles the SMC Blog, and other marketing tasks. He also gives tours of the Great Stupa and is empowered as a Shambhala Guide — a preliminary teaching position. Beginning Fall 2016, he’ll study poetry within the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University. TravisNewbill.com