Wednesday, October 6, 7:30-9:00pm
This is an evening to experience and delight in the teachings of Munindra-ji, an Indian meditation master and Buddhist scholar who was one of the most important meditation teachers for the first generation of Westerners to study and then teach Insight Meditation, including Joseph Goldstein and Sharon Salzberg. Mirka Knaster, has written a delightful book of poignant and humorous anecdotes from his life that highlight the many qualities of mature Buddhist practice and great human beings. To celebrate the publication of “Living This Life Fully: Stories and Teachings of Munindra,” Mirka will offer a sample of the practice, teachings, and stories of this remarkable man who embodied the Dharma. This is a wonderful opportunity to look back at the beginnings of our Western Insight Meditation movement through personal remembrances by the people who helped bring it about.
Mirka Knaster has been practicing in the Theravada tradition since 1981 and holds a Ph.D. in Asian and Comparative Studies.