YOGA SYNTHESIS BOOK CLUB: Friday, April 29th in Ramsey

Date: 
Fri, 04/29/2016 - 7:00pm

When Breath Becomes Air
by Paul Kalanithi

At the age of thirty-six, on the verge of completing a decade’s worth of training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. One day he was a doctor treating the dying, and the next he was a patient struggling to live. When Breath Becomes Air chronicles Kalanithi’s transformation from a na├»ve medical student “possessed,” as he wrote, “by the question of what, given that all organisms die, makes a virtuous and meaningful life” into a neurosurgeon at Stanford working in the brain, the most critical place for human identity, and finally into a patient and new father confronting his own mortality.

256 pages. The Yoga Synthesis Book Club is a Karma Yoga Event. Donations will be accepted towards local charities. Questions? Please ask Jennifer Coan.