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Marc Andrus + Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel


Monday, November 2, 2015
7:00 PM–8:30 PM

Bishop Marc Andrus of the Episcopal Diocese of California will address his state’s drought and other implications of our collective responsibility with the Buddhist teacher Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel.

About the Speakers

Marc Handley Andrus is the eighth bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of California. He was installed as bishop in 2006, a position of oversight for a diocese comprised of 27,000 communicants in Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, and San Mateo Counties and the cities of Los Altos and part of Palo Alto. His leadership has focused on key issues related to peace and justice, including immigration reform, climate change, civil rights for LGBT persons, and health care. An example of his local engagement includes co-chairing a community-wide planning process for rebuilding St. Luke’s Hospital in San Francisco. Prior to his election as Bishop of California, Andrus served as Bishop Suffragan in the Episcopal Diocese of Alabama.

Elizabeth Mattis-Namgyel has studied and practiced Buddhism for thirty years under the guidance of her teacher and husband Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche. Mattis-Namgyel is known for her willingness to question precepts in order to reach a place of genuine practice and awakening. She asks audiences to engage in the practice of open questioning while she takes a fresh look at all of their assumptions and beliefs about spirituality. She is the author of The Power of an Open Question and is working on her new book The Logic of Faith.

Tickets: $25.00 Members: $22.50