"Katherine Jenkins offers us a glowing jewel in this moving and uplifting book. She shares with us an abundance of wisdom and insight learned in the university of life. This beautifully written and compelling work is one to treasure and share with those we love."
Allan Lokos, guiding teacher, Community Meditation Center, NYC, and author of Patience and Pocket Peace
"I was inspired by the wisdom in Lessons from the Monk I Married, entranced by its exploration of far-away places, and moved by Katherine's story of profound and irresistible love. It's a story that would force even the most jaded person to agree that there is, indeed, such a thing as a love that was meant to be."
Noelle Oxenhandler, author of The Wishing Year
"Katherine Jenkins's beautiful memoir is a wonderful story of listening to one's heart through both hardships and joy alike."
Sharon Salzberg, author of Lovingkindness and Real Happiness
"Jenkins’s writing is graceful and direct
in this gentle, earnest book" Publishers Weekly
"This gentle book is full of surprises. Part memoir, part spiritual journey, this is written in an accessible and conversational style that should appeal to a wide range of readers
About the Author
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 she started for writers, which now has over twenty contributors.
Jenkins spent over eight years in South Korea, where she met her husband in 1996. That same year, she went to Nepal and joined a ten-day silent meditation course. That ten-day course changed her life and 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, a popular yoga teacher and lecturer, and she teaches English as a Second Language at Edmonds Community College.