about the author

Charles H.C. Kim was born in Kwang Ju, South Korea in 1953 and lived in Seoul during much of his childhood. He began sitting in on his parents’ morning meditations when he was in elementary school and has continued daily meditation practice throughout his life.

As a boy he trained in yoga and martial art at his father’s studio. By the time he was in his early teens Kim became perhaps the youngest martial art instructor of his time. In 1972 Kim moved with his family to Chicago where he helped his father set up and run The Peace School. He and his wife, Jennifer, live on Chicago’s north side.

After his father’s passing in 1999, Kim became President of The Peace School. He oversees the School’s activities such as Peace Day and teaches Peace Breathing Meditation, Peace Yoga and Traditional Tae Kwon Do. He also conducts Peace Breathing workshops in the United States and abroad.

Kim is a firm believer in consistent practice and applying methods such as Peace Breathing to create peace for ourselves and for the world.