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The Buddhist on Death Row

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The #1 New York Times bestselling author of Beautiful Boy explores the transformation of Jarvis Jay Masters who has become one of America’s most inspiring Buddhist practitioners while locked in a cell on death row. Jarvis Jay Masters’s early life was a horror story whose outline we know too well. Born in Long Beach, California, 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 five, and he progressed quickly to juvenile detention, car theft, armed robbery, and ultimately San Quentin. While in prison, he was set up for the murder of a guard—a conviction which landed him on death row, where he’s been since 1990. At the time of his murder trial, he was held in solitary confinement, torn by rage and anxiety, felled by headaches, seizures, and panic attacks. A criminal investigator repeatedly offered to teach him breathing exercises which he repeatedly refused. Until desperation moved him to ask her how to do “that meditation shit.” With uncanny clarity, David Sheff describes Masters’s gradual but profound transformation from a man dedicated to hurting others to one who has prevented violence on the prison yard, counseled high school kids by mail, and helped prisoners—and even guards—find meaning in their lives. Along the way, Masters becomes drawn to the principles that Buddhism espouses—compassion, sacrifice, and living in the moment—and he gains the admiration of Buddhists worldwide, including many of the faith’s most renowned practitioners. And while he is still in San Quentin and still on death row, he is a renowned Buddhist thinker who shows us how to ease our everyday suffering, relish the light that surrounds us, and endure the tragedies that befall us all.

Shambhala Sun

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The Complete Guide to Buddhist America

Author : Don Morreale
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Lists more than one thousand Buddhist centers and retreats in the U.S. and Canada, and describes the philosophy and facilities at each institution

American Buddhism

Author : Charles S. Prebish
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The Review of Korean Studies

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Buddhism in America

Author : Al Rapaport
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Presents excerpts and synopses of the keynote presentations, Dharma talks, and workshops from the three day conference held in Boston in January 1997 on the current practice of Buddhism in the United States.

Buddhist Heritage in India and Abroad

Author : G. Kuppuram
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Helping Hand

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The Shambhala Dictionary of Buddhism and Zen

Author : Ingrid Fischer-Schreiber
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With over fifteen hundred entries and forty-six illustrations, The Shambhala Dictionary of Buddhism and Zen is the most complete compact reference work of its kind available in the English language. It is designed not only for students and meditators but also as a took to help familiarize all readers with Buddhist terms and concepts—such as chakra, karma, koan, nirvana, and tantra—that are encountered with increasing regularity in the literature of a wide range of fields today. The lives and teachings of important philosophers and meditation masters, the variety of practices, the basic texts and scriptures, and the range of sects and schools of thought are among the subjects covered. Pronunciation tables, a comprehensive bibliography, and a Ch'an/Zen lineage chart are also provided.

Buddhist Himalaya

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The Presbyterian Magazine

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Life and Light for Woman

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Returning to Silence

Author : Dainin Katagiri
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In this explanation of the basic teachings of Zen Buddhism, the author presents the practice of sitting meditation as the primary way of experiencing enlightenment in everyday life.

The Boy s Own Annual

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Guru Devotion and the American Buddhist Experience

Author : Daniel Capper
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This work asks and preliminarily answers the question: Why do Americans practice Tibetan Buddhism? The ethnographic data presented involves life histories from seven serious practitioners, as well as background information concerning life in an American Buddhist monastery.

Tricycle

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The Buddhist Revival in Sri Lanka

Author : George Doherty Bond
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The Buddhist Review

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Buddhism Today formerly Known as Metta

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The Journal of the Order of Buddhist Contemplatives

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