This book presents first-hand accounts of life in an American Zen monastery. Interviews with fifteen monks offer vivid personal glimpses of how everything about the monastery - from the daily schedule to meetings with the teacher to the silence itself - is designed to support the deep inner work that leads to spiritual transformation.
Sara Jenkins worked as an art historian, director of an oral history project, and managing editor of a medical research journal before plunging simultaneously into freelance life and Zen Buddhism fourteen years ago. Since then she has occupied many points along the editorial spectrum, including copy editor, illustrations editor, non-fiction author's editor, book producer, and writer. She lives in Lake Junaluska, North Carolina