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The Power of an Open Question

The Buddha's Path to Freedom

Written by Elizabeth Mattis-NamgyelAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Elizabeth Mattis-Namgyel
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How do we find a resting place in a world that is complex and always changing? How do we practice spirituality beyond the limits of blind acceptance and doubt? Elizabeth Mattis-Namgyel proposes that when we ask challenging questions like these, we access our deepest intelligence and most powerful insights. “When we ask a question,” she suggests, “our mind is engaged yet open. The process of inquiry protects us from our tendency to reach static conclusions. Instead, we can respond to uncertainty and change with inquisitiveness and a sense of wonder.” Her book guides us on a provocative, playful, and spiritually enriching journey of contemplation that could last a lifetime.
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Praise

“A bold, playful, and invigorating book about the Buddha’s most important and subtle teachings.”—Pema Chödrön, author of Taking the Leap

“The reader will harvest the fruit of Elizabeth’s mature humility.”—Dzongsar Khyentse, author of What Makes You Not a Buddhist

“Elizabeth Namgyel has written a totally accessible book, one which shows tremendous depth of understanding.”—Diana J. Mukpo, author of Dragon Thunder

“Personal and insightful.  Mattis-Namgyel writes with the clarity and grace one hopes for from such a dedicated student of Buddhist tradition.”—Library Journal

“Mattis-Namgyel understands her Western readers. She reaches out gently to them, with compassion born of twenty-five years of Buddhist practice. She knows the questions that readers need answered. She anticipates the challenges that will arise for them as they attempt to drastically change their mindsets. Reading this book is a beautiful experience on the journey in search of enlightenment.”—New Age Retailer

“Mattis-Namgyel’s book guides us on a provocative, playful, and spiritually-enriching journey of contemplation.”—The Messenger

“An edifying examination of openness.”—Spirituality & Practice

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