teaching event
Lineage: a living experience - with Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel
4 Videos
7h25m 3s

Lineage: a living experience - with Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel

Recording of the weekend teachings from 7+8 May 2022

This event is open to all, however students may benefit from having a familiarity with key Buddhist teachings.

Access to the recorded videos
  • The English recordings are available at the end of this page.
  • The first session with German, French, Spanish and Italian translation will be available around 6 June. The remaining 3 sessions will be published afterwards, one session each week.
  • Participation in the live event gives you automatic access to the VOD as well. 
  • The duration of the availability of the recordings is currently under review by Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel, tbc.

Lineage:  a living experience 

Join us online for this unique opportunity to hear Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel teach on what it means to enter a lineage. Lineage is an important part of human existence and culture. In the context of Buddhism, lineage keeps us within the boundary of our intention to connect with our innate wisdom. 
When we enter a lineage we are saying “yes” to transformation, we join a culture of like-minded friends that gives us the infrastructure for living our lives in a way that supports that transformation, and we receive the blessings of those who have gone before us. Of course there will also be challenges along the way. “Interfacing with a lineage as a living experience,” as Elizabeth puts it “keeps us on the edge of continuous discovery”. When we are clear about the purpose of following a lineage, it becomes a support for living wisdom.

There is much to explore on this topic. Over these four teaching sessions Elizabeth will lead us through this exploration with teachings, reflections and guided meditations. 

Open contribution

You can contribute whatever is currently appropriate and possible for you. Our recommendations are:
- Suggested contribution:  65 € 
- If you want to give more:  108 € 
- If you have less means:  40 €

About Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel

Elizabeth 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.