The Buddhist on Death Row – How One Man Found Light in the D
The Buddhist on Death Row – How One Man Found Light in the Darkest Place
epub | 3.58 MB | English | Author :David Sheff | B07TD6FV2B | 2020 | Simon & Schuster
Book Description :
The #1 New York Times bestselling author of Beautiful Boy explores the transformation of Jarvis Jay Masters who became one of America’s most respected Buddhist practitioners during his two decades in solitary confinement in San Quentin.
Jarvis Jay Masters’s early life was a horror story whose outline we know too well. Born in Long Beach, CA, his house was filled with crack, alcohol, physical abuse, and men who paid his mother for sex. He and his siblings were split up and sent to foster care when he was six, causing him to progress quickly to juvenile detention, car theft, armed robbery, and ultimately San Quentin. After joining the Black Guerilla Family gang in jail, he was set up for the murder of a prison guard-a crime which landed him on death row where he’s been since 1986.
At the time of his murder trial, he was also in solitary confinement and spent 22 years in a 5-foot-by-11-foot cell. This is where The Buddhist on Death Row…
Category : | Zen Spirituality, New Age Meditation, Zen Buddhism
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