For over twenty years Elizabeth Lahey has been a serious student of yoga and Buddhism.
From 1998—2001 she received foundational instructions from the Venerable Khandro Rinpoche at the Shambhala Centers in Colorado and has maintained a mindfulness meditation practice ever since.
In 2008, she began deepening her practice with Michael Gregory the principal teacher of Meditation Denver & Mindfulness Meditation Centers.
Elizabeth attributes the mindfulness meditation instructions she received from Summit Dharma teachers as the key source of grounding and tranquillity that allowed her to view her diagnosis of cancer in 2011 as an empowerment in compassion, tolerance, impermanence, and freedom from suffering. Taking to heart the teaching that "it is not the things that happen to us, but our relationship to them", she is honoured and happy to share this powerful meditation instruction with those in the process of living with breast cancer at the Healing Chest Yoga Center in Denver Colorado.
Elizabeth is also an accomplished and award-winning artist, training in traditional thankga painting techniques from internationally recognized Tibetan artist, Tenzing Rigdol. As a graphic design professional, her book designs have been published by Dharma Publishing, and Snow Lion Press. Elizabeth enjoys volunteer work with Namaste Hospice, and an ever-widening circle of dharma-friends and family.