Living This Life Fully: Stories and Teachings of Munindra [NOOK Book]

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Anagarika 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 ...
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Living This Life Fully: Stories and Teachings of Munindra

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Overview

Anagarika 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, and it features:


  • A brief biography of Munindra
  • Never-before-published excerpts of his teachings
  • Stories and remembrances from Western students including Daniel Goleman, Sharon Salzberg, and Jack Kornfield
  • Rare photographs

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780834822542
  • Publisher: Shambhala Publications, Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/18/2011
  • Series: Shambhala Publications
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 731,718
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Joseph Goldstein began exploring meditation as a Peace Corps volunteer in Thailand. Following extended meditation retreats with various teachers in India and Burma, including the renowned Buddhist meditation master Anagarika Sri Munindra, he cofounded the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts. He has taught numerous meditation classes, workshops, and retreats in America and abroad over the last eight years and is one of the founders and primary teachers of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts. He is also the author of The Experience of Insight, Insight Meditation, One Dharma and coauthor of Seeking the Heart of Wisdom.

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Table of Contents

Foreword vii

Anagarika Munindra: A Brief Biography ix

Introduction xix

1 Be Simple and Easy, Just Rest in Awareness Sati (Mindfulness) 1

2 If You're Not Happy In Body, You're Not Happy Out of Body Samadhi (One-Pointedness of Mind) 17

3 It's Really Possible to Wake Up Saddha (Conviction) 29

4 Give Everything with an Open Heart Dana (Generosity) 47

5 Take Care of Dharma and Dharma Takes Care of You Sila (Virtuous Conduct) 63

6 Say What You Mean and Mean What You Say Sacca (Truthfulness, Integrity) 79

7 I Made Up My Mind Adhitthana (Determination, Resolve) 93

8 Slow and Steady Wins the Race Viriya (Energy, Vigor) 109

9 When the Fruit Is Ripe, It Will Fall from the Tree Khanti (Patience, Forbearance) 119

10 If You Love Your Enemies, Then You Will Have No Enemies Metta (Loving-Kindness) 129

11 Can I Help You? Karuna (Compassion) 147

12 There's No Pizza in Nirvana-Are You Still Interested in It? Nekkhamma (Relinquishment, Renunciation) 159

13 Joy Is a Factor of Awakening Piti (Delight) 171

14 Come and See for Yourself Dhamma-vicaya (Investigation, Curiosity) 181

15 No I, No Me, No Mine Panna (Wisdom, Discernment) 195

16 It's All a Passing show Upekkha (Equanimity) 211

Acknowledgments 225

Notes 229

Glossary 231

Contributors 239

The Munindra Memorial Scholarship and Archives 253

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