The Power of an Open Question


  • Author: Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel
  • Release Date : 2010-09-14
  • Genre: Buddhism
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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....

Ask More


  • Author: Frank Sesno
  • Release Date : 2017-01-11
  • Genre: Business & Personal Finance
  • File Size: 1589307 Bytes


What hidden skill links successful people in all walks of life--across cultures, industries, generations . . . all of time? The answer is surprisingly simple: they know how to ask the right questions at the right time. Questions help us break down barriers, discover secrets, solve puzzles, and imagine new ways of doing things. The right question can provide for us not only the answer we need right then but also the ones we’ll need tomorrow. Emmy award–winning journalist and media expert Frank Sesno wants to teach you how to question others in a methodical, intentional way so that you can find the same success that others have found by mastering this simple skill. From the author’s illuminating interviews that he has included in the book, you wi...

The Power of an Open Question
Score: 3
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The Power of an Open Question


  • Author : Elizabeth Mattis-Namgyel
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release Date : 2010-09-14
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0834822792


The Power of an Open Question Book Description :

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....

The Power of an Open Question
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

The Power of an Open Question


  • Author : Elizabeth Mattis-Namgyel
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release Date : 2011-06
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1590309278


The Power of an Open Question Book Description :

After years of searching and trying different spiritual practices, the Buddha reached a powerful conclusion: he saw that everything is impermanent and unpredictable, so there is nothing external to himself that he could rely on; and, at the same time, he saw that trying to attain happiness through denying his basic human existence and essential needs would only lead to fixation and confusion. What was the correct path? He couldn't see it. So he continued to consider and investigate the contradiction. By telling the story of the Buddha's awakening, Elizabeth Mattis-Namgyel shows us that by contemplating hard questions, and by not simply rejecting seeming contradictions in his experience, the Buddha became enlightened. And this method can lead spiritua...

A More Beautiful Question
Score: 3
From 2 Ratings

A More Beautiful Question


  • Author : Warren Berger
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release Date : 2014-03-04
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781620401460


A More Beautiful Question Book Description :

To get the best answer-in business, in life-you have to ask the best possible question. Innovation expert Warren Berger shows that ability is both an art and a science. It may be the most underappreciated tool at our disposal, one we learn to use well in infancy-and then abandon as we grow older. Critical to learning, innovation, success, even to happiness-yet often discouraged in our schools and workplaces-it can unlock new business opportunities and reinvent industries, spark creative insights at many levels, and provide a transformative new outlook on life. It is the ability to question-and to do so deeply, imaginatively, and “beautifully.” In this fascinating exploration of the surprising power of questioning, innovation expert Warren Berger ...

Essential Questions

Essential Questions


  • Author : Jay McTighe
  • Publisher : ASCD
  • Release Date : 2013-03-27
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781416615705


Essential Questions Book Description :

What are “essential questions,” and how do they differ from other kinds of questions? What’s so great about them? Why should you design and use essential questions in your classroom? Essential questions (EQs) help target standards as you organize curriculum content into coherent units that yield focused and thoughtful learning. In the classroom, EQs are used to stimulate students’ discussions and promote a deeper understanding of the content. Whether you are an Understanding by Design (UbD) devotee or are searching for ways to address standards—local or Common Core State Standards—in an engaging way, Jay McTighe and Grant Wiggins provide practical guidance on how to design, initiate, and embed inquiry-based teaching and learning in your c...

A Question of Power

A Question of Power


  • Author : Robert Bryce
  • Publisher : PublicAffairs
  • Release Date : 2020-03-10
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781610397506


A Question of Power Book Description :

Historically, it was guns, germs, and steel that determined the fates of people and nations. Now, more than ever, it is electricity. Global demand for power is doubling every two decades, but electricity remains one of the most difficult forms of energy to supply and do so reliably. Today, some three billion people live in places where per-capita electricity use is less than what's used by an average American refrigerator. How we close the colossal gap between the electricity rich and the electricity poor will determine our success in addressing issues like women's rights, inequality, and climate change. In A Question of Power, veteran journalist Robert Bryce tells the human story of electricity, the world's most important form of energy. Through ons...

Genealogies of Mah y na Buddhism

Genealogies of Mah y na Buddhism


  • Author : Joseph G Walser
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-07-05
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317354581


Genealogies of Mah y na Buddhism Book Description :

Genealogies of Mahāyāna Buddhism offers a solution to the monumental problem that some have called the "holy grail" of Buddhist studies: the problem of the “origins” of Mahāyāna Buddhism. As much as it contributes to a theory of origins for religious studies and Buddhist Studies, the book argues that that it is the neglect of political power in the scholarly imagination of Buddhism in history that has made the origins of Mahāyāna an intractable problem. Walser challenges commonly-held assumptions, offering a fascinating new take on the genealogy of Mahāyāna that traces its doctrines of emptiness and mind-only from the present day back to the time before Mahāyāna was “Mahāyāna.” In situating such concepts in their political and soc...

The Power
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

The Power


  • Author : Naomi Alderman
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release Date : 2017-10-10
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780316547659


The Power Book Description :

What would happen if women suddenly possessed a fierce new power? "The Power is our era's The Handmaid's Tale." --Ron Charles, Washington Post **WINNER OF THE BAILEYS WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION** One of the New York Times's Ten Best Books of the YearOne of President Obama's favorite reads of the YearA Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year One of the Washington Post's Ten Best Books of the YearAn NPR Best Book of the Year One of Entertainment Weekly's Ten Best Books of the Year A San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of the YearA Bustle Best Book of the Year A Paste Magazine Best Novel of the YearA New York Times Book Review Editors' ChoiceAn Amazon Best Book of the Year "Alderman's writing is beautiful, and her intelligence seems almost limitless. She a...

A Question of Power
Score: 3.5
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A Question of Power


  • Author : Bessie Head
  • Publisher : Waveland Press
  • Release Date : 2017-03-06
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781478635147


A Question of Power Book Description :

In this fast-paced, semi-autobiographical novel, Head exposes the complicated life of Elizabeth, whose reality is intermingled with nightmarish dreams and hallucinations. Like the author, Elizabeth was conceived out-of-wedlock; her mother was white and her father black—a union outlawed in apartheid South Africa. Elizabeth eventually leaves with her young son to live in Botswana, a country less oppressed by colonial domination, where she finds stability for herself and her son by working on an experimental farm. As readers grow to know Elizabeth, they experience the inner chaos that threatens her stability, and her constant struggle to emerge from the torment of her dreams. There she is plagued by two men, Sello and Dan, who represent complex notion...

Power Questions

Power Questions


  • Author : Andrew Sobel
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2012-02-07
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781118119631


Power Questions Book Description :

An arsenal of powerful questions that will transform every conversation Skillfully redefine problems. Make an immediate connection with anyone. Rapidly determine if a client is ready to buy. Access the deepest dreams of others. Power Questions sets out a series of strategic questions that will help you win new business and dramatically deepen your professional and personal relationships. The book showcases thirty-five riveting, real conversations with CEOs, billionaires, clients, colleagues, and friends. Each story illustrates the extraordinary power and impact of a thought-provoking, incisive power question. To help readers navigate a variety of professional challenges, over 200 additional, thought-provoking questions are also summarized at the end ...