Introduction to Secular Dharma: Theory and Practice

Live online events

  • Oct 19

    Saturday Oct 19, 2024 - Saturday Oct 19, 2024

    (Start time Sat 10:00 BST - End time Sat 17:00 BST)
    Martine Batchelor, Bernat Font
    • £59.00 excl.

Price Options:

Standard rate: £59

Supporter rate: £69


This day-long online seminar explores the question what is secular dharma? Looking at its link to ancient teachings, the seeming need to address our contemporary perspective and the question of what is essential or changeable. 

In terms of practice, we will use the tools of mindfulness to cultivate meditation in daily life and explore a secular take on the three characteristics that orient us to caring and engaging with this transient, imperfect world, rather than wanting to transcend it. 

The day includes presentations from the teachers, group discussions and guided meditation practices.

Event Details


One day-long online seminar.


Open to all - new and experienced practitioners alike.


  • The price includes a fee for the teachers, no additional dana will be requested. 
  • Possibility to pay a supporter rate by selecting the option available on the registration form. (If you would like to pay this rate, please tick the 'yes' box under the supporter rate heading on the first page of the registration form.)
  • If you are unable to afford the our standard course rate, please contact us here. We will make sure that no one is turned away because of lack of funds.


MARTINE BATCHELOR author of Meditation for Life, The Path of Compassion, Women in Korean Zen and Let Go: A Buddhist Guide to Breaking Free of Habits. Her latest works are the The Spirit of the Buddha, What is this? and The Definition, Practice and Psychology of Vedana.  She is a member of the Gaia House Teacher Council.  She teaches meditation retreats worldwide and lives in France. Recently 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.

BERNAT FONT met the dharma at a very young age and has practiced in Europe, India and Myanmar, gradually putting aside his artistic career. He completed his dharma teacher training with Bodhi College in 2022, mentored by Stephen Batchelor, and has a PhD in Buddhist Studies. He founded the dharma organisation 'Espai Sati' in Barcelona, serves the LGBTQIA+ community, and teaches in English, Catalan and Spanish