The Mandala Principle: Chögyam Trungpa's Teachings on Transforming Confusion into Wisdom
When difficulties arise, the goal of a Buddhist practitioner is to be able to put them to use. In this clip, Judy Lief shares how the mandala teachings provoke us into using energies and emotions as fuel for the path of awakening.
Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel
Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel has studied and practiced Mahayana Buddhism, as well as the Vajrayana tradition of the Longchen Nyingthik, for over 30 years under the guidance of her teacher and husband, Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche. She has been intimately involved with Rinpoche’s work in bringing Buddhist wisdom to the West, in particular the development of Mangala Shri Bhuti, an organization dedicated to the study and practice of the Longchen Nyingthik lineage. She is also a founding member and teacher of the Wilderness Dharma Movement and on the advisory boards of Prison Mindfulness Network and the Buddhist Arts and Film Festival.
Elizabeth is the author of The Power of an Open Question and her newest book, The Logic of Faith, is now available for preorder. She has edited Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche’s two books, It’s Up to You and Light Comes Through, and teaches the Buddhadharma throughout the United States and Europe. When she is not traveling, she enjoys riding her horse through the vast planes of the San Luis Valley in Crestone, Colorado.
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