SUPRIYA

The Nun Who Went to Prison

by Supriya K. Deas


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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 2/24/2015

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 122
ISBN : 9781504327466
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 122
ISBN : 9781504327480

About the Book

Based on a true story, SUPRIYA is the beloved parable of a mother’s determination to help her son get out of prison. Although she took vows as a yogic nun during her first year at the ashram, thoughts of her youngest son’s incarceration continue to disturb her mind. After studying for three years with her Master, Supriya’s inner voice guides her to leave the spiritual community in California and move to Northern Canada to be near her son.

Despite warnings from family and friends who say it’s impossible to help violent offenders, Supriya is determined to obey the voice that speaks through her heart. When she kneels before her silent guru to inform him of her departure, he writes on his chalkboard, “It is your duty. Teach your son everything I’ve taught you.”

This motivating saga brings laughter and tears as one compassionate mother teaches her son to live a peaceful life. Filled with wisdom, vulnerability, and humor, this extraordinary story speaks to the spiritual warrior that abides in us all.


About the Author

After her youngest son’s incarceration, Supriya Deas went to an ashram to study yoga with her teacher, a silent monk from India. Supriya is an international speaker on the power of forgiveness. Her rare account has been featured in the Ottawa Citizen and CBC’s Tapestry Radio.