Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel

The Tug of Me: Exploring the Nature of Self and Other

The Prince, who was to become the Buddha, was driven to explore the nature of suffering. He searched for answers in the world of things and found nothing of lasting value. He entered altered states of consciousness through meditation practices aimed at transcending physical reality. But none of these practices addressed the nature of suffering …

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The Question of Euthanasia of Animals

Blog posting from http://www.thepowerofanopenquestion.com In this post a reader describes the complex emotions around her pet’s illness as she ponders a decision to euthanize, or not. Elizabeth, a horse owner herself, looks at the issue through the lens of cause and effect, and the open questions Buddhism asks us to investigate around this topic. Question: …

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