Islands of Refuge

Adventures with a living kahuna

by Jeff Muñoz

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 01/10/2012

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 252
ISBN : 9781452552149

About the Book

"Islands of Refuge is the stuff of legends. A confused teenager in big trouble over drugs, wanted by the FBI, goes on the lam and has just landed on Hawaii's Big Island when a car driven by an old man pulls over and offers him a ride. Daddy Bray, Hawaii's last great kahuna, tells Jeff that he has been waiting years for him to arrive. Over the next quarter century, [Munoz] remakes himself into a new kind of man..."

Jeffrey Paine, author of Father India and Re-enchantment: Tibetan Buddhism Comes to the West; vice president of the National Book Critics Circle and Judge of the Pulizter Prize.

About the Author

JEFF MUNOZ was born in Santa Monica, California in 1948. His oldest brother -- one of the pioneer big-wave surfers of the North Shore of O'ahu -- imbued Jeff from childhood with the magic and lure of Hawai'i and brought him under the spell of the 'kahuna surf gods'.

Today Jeff is the founder/director of Prayer Rock Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to the stewardship of Prayer Rock Sanctuary, a sacred pilgrimage site on the island of Maui. Some of the foundation's activities include rare endemic plant restoration and the maintenance of sacred shrines in the Hawaiian/Buddhist tradition.

For the last forty-five years in Hawai'i, Jeff continues to live the Aloha Path as taught by his hanai tutu kane, Daddy Bray, one of the last great kahuna of Hawai'i.