Meditations of a Married Monk is an intimate, inside-look at the blessings and rewards, challenges and growing-edges, of being married and being a monk at the same time. Kemper provides insightful anecdotes from his own monastic process and practice, details of his unique and unconventional marriage, some journal entries he's recorded along the way, and philosophical support for such a counter-cultural way of living. Everyone will find something of value—whether monk or not, married or not—because one of the primary thrusts of the book is an invitation to recognize that we are always alone and never alone, with pointings to the possibility of a deeper union with self and other.
Kemper lives as a self-proclaimed happily married monk in a simple hermitage with a yoga studio attached, next door to his beloved wife Christy on nine acres of off-grid paradise in Crestone, CO. Besides solitude, communion with God, and togetherness with Christy, the joy of his heart is teaching meditation and yoga, and serving as a guide for his students on the interior journey. Kemper is also the author of Water Still and The Unnamed Kaliana Way. His website, with videos and other material, is kgraykaliana.com.