#261: Can Faith Be Useful - Even for Atheists? | Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel


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Faith is a loaded word in some circles, but in this episode, Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel makes her case for it - in ways that might surprise you. We also discuss: what she means by the phrase "being realistic," the power of exploring open questions, and how sitting like a log is the new activism. She's been practicing for 35 years in the Tibetan tradition. She is the retreat master of Samten Ling in Crestone, Colorado and has spent over six years in silent retreat. She’s the author of The Power of an Open Question and The Logic of Faith, and host of the new podcast Open Question.

Where to find Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel online:

Website: https://www.elizabethmattisnamgyel.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/EMattisNamgyel

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ElizabethMattisNamgyel/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elizabethmattisnamgyel/

Books: The Power of an Open Question - https://www.elizabethmattisnamgyel.com/the-power-of-an-open-question

The Logic of Faith - https://www.elizabethmattisnamgyel.com/the-logic-of-faith

Other Resources Mentioned: Thinley Norbu Rinpoche - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thinley_Norbu

Faith by Sharon Salzberg - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00AG0BRCE/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1

Shantideva - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shantideva

Mahayana - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahayana

The Way of the Bodhisattva - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B006L8SE58/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1 Dzigar

Kongtrul Rinpoche - https://www.mangalashribhuti.org/VDKR

Open Question podcast - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/open-question/id1507249383

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