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Author Masters, Jarvis Jay, 1962- author.

Title Finding freedom : how death row broke and opened my heart / Jarvis Jay Masters ; foreword by Pema Chödrön.

Publication Info. Boulder, CO : Shambhala, 2020.
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 Naper Blvd. Adult Nonfiction  810.8092 MAS    AVAILABLE
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Description xix, 147 pages ; 22 cm
Contents Foreword / by Pema Chödrön -- Introduction / by Melody Ermachild Chavis -- Sanctuary -- Mourning exercise -- Finding freedom -- Afterword to the 2020 edition -- Afterword / by H.E. Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche.
Summary "There are many forms of liberation-some that exist at the mercy of circumstance and others that can never be taken away. In this collection of stories, essays, poems, and letters from death-row inmate Jarvis Jay Masters, he explores the meaning of true freedom on his road to inner peace through Buddhist practice. He reveals the life of a young man surrounded by violence, his entanglement in the criminal justice system, and-following an encounter with Tibetan Buddhist teacher Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche-an unfolding commitment to nonviolence and peacemaking. At turns joyful, heartbreaking, frightening, and soaring with profound insight, Masters's story offers a vision of hope and the possibility of freedom in even the darkest of times."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Masters, Jarvis Jay, 1962-
Prisoners' writings, American -- California -- San Quentin.
Death row inmates -- Literary collections.
Prisoners -- Literary collections.
Prisons -- Literary collections.
Genre Autobiographies.
Added Author Chödrön, Pema, writer of foreword.
ISBN 9781611809114 (trade paperback)
1611809118 (trade paperback)
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