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Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel

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The Spark 122: Living From A Better Place with Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel

The Loudspeaker Network

2020 was such a crazy year filled with so much chaos and uncertainty but there is a way to start 2021 off cultivating deeper happiness, calm, and resiliency in your life. Join me and author, presenter, and amazing soul Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel as we talk about the ways to navigate through the uncertainty and bring our deepest purpose together with action.Connect with Elizabeth:https://www.elizabethmattisnamgyel.com/This episode is brought to you by Audible.com. Get a free audiobook and a free 30-day trial:http://audibiletrial.com/thesparkJoin Stephanie's meditation group:https://www.stephaniejames.worldLike what we do? Support us on Patreon:https://www.patreon.com/heyloudspeakerHosted by Stephanie James. Produced by Chris Lanphear for Loudspeaker.Hear more great podcasts at https://www.loudspeaker.fmFollow the show:https://www.thesparkpod.comhttps://www.facebook.com/thesparkpodhttps://www.instagram.com/stephaniethespark/Follow Loudspeaker:https://twitter.com/heyloudspeakerhttps://www.facebook.com/heyloudspeakerhttps://www.instagram.com/heyloudspeaker

48mins

14 Jan 2021

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The Spark 122: Living From A Better Place with Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel

The Spark With Stephanie James

2020 was such a crazy year filled with so much chaos and uncertainty but there is a way to start 2021 off cultivating deeper happiness, calm, and resiliency in your life. Join me and author, presenter, and amazing soul Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel as we talk about the ways to navigate through the uncertainty and bring our deepest purpose together with action.Connect with Elizabeth:https://www.elizabethmattisnamgyel.com/This episode is brought to you by Audible.com. Get a free audiobook and a free 30-day trial:http://audibiletrial.com/thesparkJoin Stephanie's meditation group:https://www.stephaniejames.worldLike what we do? Support us on Patreon:https://www.patreon.com/heyloudspeakerHosted by Stephanie James. Produced by Chris Lanphear for Loudspeaker.Hear more great podcasts at https://www.loudspeaker.fmFollow the show:https://www.thesparkpod.comhttps://www.facebook.com/thesparkpodhttps://www.instagram.com/stephaniethespark/Follow Loudspeaker:https://twitter.com/heyloudspeakerhttps://www.facebook.com/heyloudspeakerhttps://www.instagram.com/heyloudspeaker

48mins

14 Jan 2021

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Interview | Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel

Night Club with Andrew Holecek

This is a 30 minute preview from the interview. Become a Night Club member and gain access to the full interview - plus so much more. Visit nightclub.andrewholecek.com/join to learn more.For the full interview:⭐ nightclub.andrewholecek.com/interviews/elizabeth-mattis-namgyelJoin author Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel and Andrew on a tour of “the power of an open question” and the importance of openness and inquiry altogether. The Buddha (sometimes translated as “the Opened One”) in the East, and Socrates in the West, were more interested in questioning answers than in answering questions. What are the rules for proper engagement in the process of inquiry? What are the right questions? How do we properly hold the answers, and when do we look to others or to the world altogether (symbolic guru) for confirmation? Elizabeth is an authority on the “middle way” teachings, and elegantly shows us how “everything leans,” or arises in dependence on everything else. The conversation explores how seemingly esoteric teachings have tremendous application in daily life. What are the near enemies of openness, and how does openness relate to emptiness? Where does fear fit into all this, and can we bring fear onto the path? The discussion also explores how to work with and digest unwanted experiences (like political and social unrest or COVID 19), and the principle of “authentic consumerism.” Her passion and enthusiasm are on display in this lively conversation, and reveal why Elizabeth is one of the most beloved and sought-after teachers of Buddhism in the West.-LINKS:- "Dreams of Light" Book Study Group: www.andrewholecek.com/dreams-of-ligh…k-study-group/- Yogaville program [online] Graceful Exit: Preparing for a Good Death: www.yogaville.org/programs/9298/gr…od-death-online/-The Power of An Open Question by Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel: www.elizabethmattisnamgyel.com/the-power…-question

32mins

19 Aug 2020

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261: Can Faith Be Useful - Even for Atheists? | Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel

Ten Percent Happier with Dan Harris

Faith is a loaded word in some circles, but in this episode, Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel makes her case for it - in ways that might surprise you. We also discuss: what she means by the phrase "being realistic," the power of exploring open questions, and how sitting like a log is the new activism. She's been practicing for 35 years in the Tibetan tradition. She is the retreat master of Samten Ling in Crestone, Colorado and has spent over six years in silent retreat. She’s the author of The Power of an Open Question and The Logic of Faith, and host of the new podcast Open Question.  Where to find Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel online: Website: https://www.elizabethmattisnamgyel.com/Twitter: https://twitter.com/EMattisNamgyelFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/ElizabethMattisNamgyel/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elizabethmattisnamgyel/ Books: The Power of an Open Question - https://www.elizabethmattisnamgyel.com/the-power-of-an-open-questionThe Logic of Faith - https://www.elizabethmattisnamgyel.com/the-logic-of-faith Other Resources Mentioned: Thinley Norbu Rinpoche - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thinley_NorbuFaith by Sharon Salzberg - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00AG0BRCE/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1 Shantideva - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ShantidevaMahayana - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MahayanaThe Way of the Bodhisattva - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B006L8SE58/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1 DzigarKongtrul Rinpoche - https://www.mangalashribhuti.org/VDKROpen Question podcast - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/open-question/id1507249383 Additional Resources:Ten Percent Happier Live: https://tenpercent.com/liveCoronavirus Sanity Guide: https://www.tenpercent.com/coronavirussanityguideFree App access for Frontline Workers: https://tenpercent.com/care Full Shownotes: https://www.tenpercent.com/podcast-episode/elizabeth-mattis-namgyel-261See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

1hr 3mins

1 Jul 2020

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Taking “Faith” Apart – Part 1 of a dialogue with Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel

Windhorse Journal Podcast

Because of our contemplative roots, we often seek out the wisdom of those who ardently pursue the spiritual path of Dharma (i.e. teachings of the Buddha) to provide inspiration for our work. This post features part 1 of a conversation about that word “faith”—the discomfort and misapprehension it gives rise to. Elizabeth is joined by Gretchen Kahre (Windhorse Senior Clinician, and Elizabeth’s fellow student and close friend), and Chuck Knapp (Windhorse Co-Director). Besides allowing us to hear about Elizabeth’s initiation and evolution as a student/teacher of the Dharma, the dialogue invites us to reconsider our understanding of faith… It implicates faith as an essential component of Windhorse work; what appears unreliable about the world and our own minds is something we take up with our clients. As Elizabeth and company address the interdependent relationship of all things, the way to engage with the complexities of extreme mind states is illuminated.

35mins

25 May 2020

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Ep. 319 – The Hook and the Ring with Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel

Mindrolling with Raghu Markus

Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel joins Raghu Markus on the Mindrolling Podcast for a conversation around the roles that grace and faith play in our journey of awakening.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

1hr 2mins

7 Dec 2019

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Ep. 109 – Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel

Metta Hour with Sharon Salzberg

For Episode 109 of the Metta Hour Podcast, Sharon and colleague Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel explore the topic of Faith.Elizabeth is a teacher and author, and 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 and teaches worldwide. This episode was recorded live in the Spring of 2019 at New York Insight Meditation Center, where Sharon and Elizabeth bring their own unique perspective of faith from each of their respective Buddhist traditions. The episode closes with Elizabeth leading a seven-minute guided meditation. To learn more about Elizabeth’s work visit elizabethmattisnamgyel.com.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

1hr 3mins

22 Oct 2019

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The "F" Word (Faith)-Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel

Women and Wills: Estate Planning. Expained.

In this episode of Life/Death/Law Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel, author of The Power of an Open Question and The Logic of Faith, joins me for a wonderful conversation on finding grace in a world we can't control. A longtime buddhist practitioner and worldwide teacher, she brings humor, insight and compassion to the issues we all face as human beings: how to find faith and live with grace in a life that is short and full of challenge?  “As long as you are breathing and your heart is pumping in your chest, you will never escape the need ‘to faith,’ and why would you want to? The human predicament literally pushes at you day after day, calling to your courage and intelligence, imploring you to pay attention to life as it is, urging you to let go into humbleness. How long can you ignore it?” If you've ever found yourself overwhelmed or powerless in the face of old age, sickness and death (and who hasn't?) listen to what Elizabeth has to say about finding grace in the most ordinary truths of our human lives. To learn more about Elizabeth's work, go to her website: https://www.elizabethmattisnamgyel.com/ Please follow me at Twitter: https://twitter.com/lifedeathlaw Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LizaHanksAuthor LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lizahanks

28mins

18 Feb 2019

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Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel: How Limitless and Loving Can We Be in a World We Can't Fix ?

Love & Liberation

In this episode we have Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel, a buddhist author and teacher who brings ancient teachings into a modern context without losing the depth or detail. Today we delve into dependent arising and her book: the Logic of Faith. Some of what Elizabeth shares includes: the natural joy of one's mind, relating to a complex world, how our lack of realness makes us free, becoming limitless and loving in a world we can't fix, realistic activism versus righteous activism, how justice has nothing to do with the nature of reality, and why everything we do matters, plus so much more.  Elizabeth : https://www.elizabethmattisnamgyel.com/  Logic of Faith: https://www.shambhala.com/the-logic-of-faith.html Training in Tenderness: https://www.shambhala.com/training-in-tenderness.html

51mins

26 Jun 2018

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Faith: The Other F-word – Interview with Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel

Conscious Community Podcast

Interview By Janae Jean and Spencer Schluter – For this mid-month interview, we had the pleasure of speaking with Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel. Elizabeth is a Buddhist teacher and author of The Logic of Faith: The Buddhist Path to Finding Certainty Beyond Belief and Doubt and The Power of An Open Question: The Buddha’s Path to Freedom. She has studied and practiced Mahayana Buddhism, as well as the Vajrayana tradition, for over 30 years under the guidance of her husband and teacher, Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche. She is the Retreat Master at Longchen Jigme Samten Ling, Mangala Shri Bhuti’s retreat center in southern Colorado and teaches throughout the United States and Europe.For more information about Elizabeth and her work, visit www.elizabethmattisnamgyel.com. Connect with her via Facebook @ElizabethMattisNamgyel, on Twitter @EMattisNamgyel and on Instagram @ElizabethMattisNamgyel. The following is just a snippet of our conversation, for more on faith, interdependence, the human condition, keeping things in perspective and the importance of self-love scroll to the player at the bottom of the page. Subscribe to the Conscious Community Podcast on iTunes, GooglePlay, PlayerFM, Stitcher, TuneIn and YouTube to stay up-to-date with our latest interviews. Don’t forget to “like,” comment and share us with your friends. Janae: Your book is The Logic of Faith. What do you mean by “faith” in this book? It seemed to me to be different than what a lot of Westerners mean they say “faith.” Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel Elizabeth: There are many different definitions of faith. It seems like everyone you ask describes faith in a different way. Even if you look in the Oxford English Dictionary, you’ll find all kinds of definitions such as “dogma,” “doctrine,” or “fanaticism.”  While on the other hand there’s “spiritual awakening.” There’s many opposing meanings. Me, I was really interested in faith as an experience. But, when I looked at what faith meant in the content of our cultural understanding of it, I found many different meanings. So, it made me interested. I started to ask myself “What is faith in the context of the human condition?” When you look at the word “faith,” it implies there’s something we don’t know. We don’t even know what’s going to happen in the next five minutes. Let alone, the way we see things is very different; the way we understand things is very different. That’s just part of being human and living in a world where things are constantly changing. We have subjective understanding of what things are. So, I started to ask myself “Can you even live in a world without faith?” Faithing…I often talk about faith as a verb in this book. What does it mean tofaith? What does it mean to live in a very open and curious way in the world where you only see a little piece of thing? Faith seems very important to understand in the context of the human condition. So, I explored it on a personal level and a cultural level. JJ: I think it’s very interesting that you do see it that way. You mentioned that you have realized that you have been kind of fundamentalist in certain ways. People have a very fundamentalist idea of what faith is in our culture. Spencer: It seems that faith is oftentimes defined as “These are the beliefs that you have that no matter what evidence or arguments you are confronted with, you are not going to change.” That’s really how faith has come to be broadly defined. EMN: I confront that myself sometimes. For example, I have noticed in myself this rigidity in my belief systems, like I’m really limited in the way I move about the world. The spiritual experiences I’ve had, as I call them in my book experiences of grace, are very open and not closed down and can bear a lot of complexity and not-knowing. So, as an experience, faith feels very open, fluid, not dogmatic, not this fundamentalism or clinging to beliefs. Its open, engaged and connected to many different perspectives and ways of looking at things. Culturally, I felt what you’re talking about. A lot of times when I’ve tried to teach about faith, when I use the word “faith” people get agitated and don’t want to come to the talk. They don’t want to explore it; they’re already decided what it is and they already have a belief about what faith is. They’re not interested in looking more deeply at it. I get comments like “That’s just blind; faith is blind and how can you be interested in that?” That’s when I started to call it the “f-word.” When I started to call it the f-word, people started to get interested and to explore this with me. Nowadays, people like the writer Sam Harris about the end of faith. In his last book he said, “Why can’t be replace the word ‘faith’ with ‘spirituality?’” And, I thought well spirituality can be anything you want it to be. So, your ego can make it anything it wants it to be. If you are always making a comfortable spirituality for yourself, there’s no avenue for transformation. One has to challenge the ego to open up a little bit. I think faith is a much more provocative and interesting word because it pushes against a lot of our preferences. And, it pushes against this idea that we can even fix the world or make it what we want it to be because the world is dynamic, rambunctious and lively. There’s so much that we don’t know. So, I like the word faith. I think it’s something we can reconsider as part of what it means to be a human being and live in an uncertain world…and be brave in the face of this and find some openness and joy in that. I just think spirituality is too easy. It’s too easy to dismiss a word and not really look into what it actually…it can mean many different things. Also, I wonder what it means as an experience for people. What does that mean to have faith or to faith as a verb? Janae Jean serves as editor, social media manager and podcaster for Conscious Community Magazine. She has an extensive background in new media and music education. Janae is actively researching using electronically generated sounds for healing. Visit www.janaejean.com and www.perennialmusicandarts.com for details about Janae’s upcoming classes, lesson information, workshops, shows, articles and projects. Spencer Schluter is the advertising account manager, social media manager and podcaster for Conscious Community Magazine. His experience includes visual communications, advertising, social media, marketing, public relations and business development. Visit www.yggstudios.com for more information about his freelance design and consulting work. He is also a master level Reiki and traditional Chinese Qigong practitioner. Podcast Theme Music: Sublimation (Theme from the Conscious Community Podcast) Janae Jean Almen and Spencer Schluter, composers SpindriftGreenMusic Publishing ©2017

42mins

19 Jun 2018

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