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Living This Life Fully

Stories and Teachings of Munindra
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Paperback Book
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Shambhala
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October, 2010
ISBN:
9781590306741
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$32.49 CAD
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Whatever you are doing should be done mindfully, dynamically, with totality and completeness. Then it becomes meditation. It is not thinking, but experiencing from moment to moment, living from moment to moment, without clinging, without condemning, without judging. —Munindra

Anagarika Munindra (1915–2003) was a Bengali Buddhist master and scholar who became one of the most important Vipassana meditation teachers of the twentieth century. Teacher to an entire generation of practitioners, including some of the most prominent Insight Meditation teachers in America, Munindra’s students include Daniel Goleman, Sharon Salzberg, Jack Kornfield, and Joseph Goldstein.  As the teacher of a whole generation of North American teachers, he was thus himself a pivotal figure in the transmission of Buddhism to West (as well as from Burma back to its birthplace of India, as the book shows).

Unassuming, genuine, and always encouraging, Munindra embodied the Buddhist teachings, exemplifying mindfulness in every daily task. Living This Life Fully is the first book about Munindra, and it features a wide-ranging and carefully arranged bouquet of never-before-published excerpts of his teachings, stories and remembrances from Western students, a biography, and rare photos.

A really beautiful book. Will bring tears to your eyes.

Munindra’s clarity and certainty about Dharma shone through his presence, his actions, and his words. He was not shy about stating what he knew to be true about the nature of reality.

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An emotion is just a stirred-up mental state. Munindra-ji would cut right through that and say it’s totally deluded, we’re creating our own suffering from our own ignorance. He would tell them not to go off on any trips, but just walk. He emphasized walking meditation very much; he found that to be very therapeutic, spacious. People who couldn’t sit, who got so caught up in their own stories, Munindra-ji sent them off with “Keep walking.”

“A kaleidoscopic view of one of the most influential figures in the spread of Buddhism in the West. Anagarika Munindra was one of a kind—wise, delightful, intriguing—and a fully human being.”—Daniel Goleman

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Whatever you are doing should be done mindfully, dynamically, with totality and completeness. Then it becomes meditation. It is not thinking, but experiencing from moment to moment, living from moment to moment, without clinging, without condemning, without judging.Munindra

Anagarika Munindra (19152003) was a Bengali Buddhist master and scholar who became one of the most important Vipassana meditation teachers of the twentieth century. Unassuming, genuine, and always encouraging, Munindra embodied the Buddhist teachings, exemplifying mindfulness in everything he did.

Living This Life Fully is the first book about Munindra, and it features never-before-published excerpts of his teachings, stories and remembrances from Western students, a biography, and rare photographs.

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