Conversation with Elizabeth Mattis-Namgyel


Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Elizabeth Mattis-Namgyel, author of The Power of an Open Question, and the retreat master at Longchen Jigme Samten Ling in Southern Colorado, has studied and practiced the Buddhadharma for 25 years under the guidance of her teacher and husband, Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche.

This conversation with Barry Boyce is presented here in three parts. In part one Barry asks Elizabeth about how she entered the Dharma and met Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche. In part two Elizabeth talks about Mangala Shri Bhuti, Dzigar Kongtrul’s community of Western students. In part three, the conversation focuses on Elizabeth’s book, The Power of an Open Question.

The opening and closing drum themes for Let Loose are by Jerry Granelli, recorded on Sandhills Reunion. The closing theme is from Drala by Peter Lieberson, recorded on Raising the Gaze. Thank you to both composers for their permission to use these excerpts from their work. Thank you also to Marvin Ross for his photographs of Thrangu Rinpoche.