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Murder as a Call to Love by Judith Toy at City Lights

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Murder as a Call to Love by Judith Toy at City Lights

Time: February 11, 2012 from 1pm to 2pm
Location: City Lights Bookstore
Street: 3 East Jackson Street
City/Town: Sylva
Website or Map: http://citylightsnc.com
Phone: 828-586-9499
Event Type: reading
Organized By: City Lights Bookstore
Latest Activity: Feb 4, 2012

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Judith Toy, ordained by Zen Master, Thich Nhat Hanh, as a core member of his order, will be at City Lights Bookstore Saturday, February 11th at 1 p.m. to read from her book, Murder as a Call to Love. This is the true account of the young man who murders the author’s sister-in-law and her two teenaged nephews hides in the garage in an affluent neighborhood, and waits until they are asleep. In the night, he bludgeons and stabs them to death and flees. The perpetrator is the boy across the street, a family friend, 19 years old. Lost in grief, Judith falls into the welcoming arms of Zen. Five years later, through her newfound practice of daily mindfulness and meditation, she spontaneously forgives the killer. She goes on to lead mindfulness practice in a medium security prison where some of the men knew the killer. Eon Alden, the City Lights publicist says, “This book will appeal to those interested in Buddhism, particularly the traditions of mindfulness and forgiving.” 

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