Lessons from the Monk I Married tells the unlikely tale of how Jenkins's and Lee's love transcended physical and cultural boundaries and weathered difficult separations despite the enormous leaps of faith it often required. Jenkins's story is heartwarming and inspiring, and the fundamental lessons she presents in its telling—lessons like Don't Have Any Expectations, Love Has No Boundaries, and Suffering is the Stepping Stone to Liberation—are simple and applicable.
Though their courtship was long, mostly secretive, and fraught with logistical and spiritual considerations, Jenkins and Lee were ultimately married in Korea in 2003. Through their relationship, Jenkins discovered the most important lesson of all: No one holds the keys to your peace and happiness, you have to walk your own path and find your own wisdom through your own experiences.
Katherine Jenkins is the author of the popular blog Lessons from the Monk I Married, which offers lessons based in the Buddhist tradition and drawn from her daily experiences. She is a regular contributor to Woman's World Online Magazine, and the founder of Writers Rising, a blog for writers.
Jenkins spent over eight years in South Korea, where she met her husband in 1996. That same year, she went to Nepal and participated in a ten-day silent meditation course. She has been practicing Vipassana meditation ever since. Jenkins moved back to the States with her husband in 2006, where they became managers of the Northwest Vipassana Meditation Center in Washington State. During her time at the meditation center, she helped edit the book Letters from the Dhamma Brothers, which was featured on Oprah Winfrey's "Soul Series" in October of 2008. Today, Jenkins lives in Seattle with her husband, who is a popular yoga teacher and lecturer, and she teaches English as a Second Language at Edmonds Community College.
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