When you take up the task of your
own awakening through direct investigation, it gives spirituality traction in
the context of your day-to-day life. We cannot expect spiritual transcendence
while entrenched in the realm of fixed ideas and vague assumptions. The
analytical approach of “Madhyamaka “or
the Middle Way, is a progressive and powerful path designed to free our minds
from suffering and confusion.
Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel describes the
teachings of the Middle Way as, “magical,” and the investigative approach to
insight as a devotional pursuit. In this 5-talk weekend she will introduce us
to the very most central Buddhist principle: interdependence, and guide us
through many analytical meditations, and lively discussions.