Martine Batchelor was a Buddhist nun in Korea for ten years. She studied Son Buddhism under the guidance of the late Master Kusan and translated his book ‘The Way of Korean Zen‘. Following Master Kusan’s death she returned her nun’s vows and left Korea to live in Europe where she also studied insight meditation. She is the author of several books including The Path of Compassion and Women in Korean Zen, and The Spirit of the Buddha. At the moment she is focusing on meditation and compassion in daily life as described in her book Let Go: A Buddhist Guide to Breaking Free of Habits. Her latest book is What is this? Ancient questions for modern minds, co-authored with Stephen Batchelor.
Martine does write articles, especially about mindfulness of feeling tones, and she has been involved with the Silver Sante Study teaching meditation, mindfulness and compassion to seniors in France to see if this could prevent ageing decline. She teaches meditation retreats worldwide, is a member of the Teacher council of Gaia House, and is on the faculty of Bodhi College in the UK. Her teaching is practical and precise and seemingly simple but deep. She is interested in photography and art. Martine is interested in what works for people and helps them to develop their creative potential for wisdom and compassion for themselves and others.