Our October selection is recommended by InsightLA instructor Paloma Cain, and is titled Living This Life Fully: Stories and Teachings of Munindra by Mirka Knaster and Joseph Goldstein.
“Munindra (1915–2003) was a Bengali Buddhist master and scholar who was teacher to an entire generation of practitioners—including some of the most prominent Insight Meditation teachers in America. His students include Daniel Goleman (author of Emotional Intelligence), Sharon Salzberg (author of Lovingkindness), Jack Kornfield (author of A Path with Heart), and Joseph Goldstein (author of Insight Meditation). As the teacher of a whole generation of American teachers, he was thus himself a pivotal figure in the transmission of Buddhism to the West. This is the first book available about Munindra’s life and teaching.”
Paloma finds his teachings so influential, and hopes that all of the book club members enjoy learning from his wisdom.
We hope to hear your comments about this book, and remember, we’d love to get your suggestions about future book club selections.