Elizabeth Louisa Monson
Elizabeth Louisa Monson, PhD, has studied, practiced and taught Tibetan Buddhism in the Kagyu and Nyingma lineages for over twenty years. She has studied with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, Pema Chödrön, Tulku Orgyen Rinpoche, Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche, Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche, Gyalse Tendzin Rabgye and others.
Monson is interested in practical methods for incorporating Buddhist teachings into everyday life through the practices of kindness and compassion. Her research interests include the ways in which Himalayan Buddhist biographical, autobiographical, narrative, liturgical, and meditative literature work to provide a space for meditation on what it means to live a good human life.
She is cotranslator of More Than a Madman: The Divine Words of Drukpa Kunley, a translation of the autobiography of Drukpa Kunley. She is currently a lecturer at the Harvard Divinity School, the associate spiritual director of the Natural Dharma Fellowship in Boston, MA, and the managing teacher at Wonderwell Mountain Refuge in Springfield, NH.