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Martine Batchelor (SD)

MARTINE BATCHELOR trained in South Korea as a Sŏn nun under the guidance of Kusan Sunim from 1975-84. Today her interests range from how meditation can be integrated into Martinedaily life to how Buddhism can engage with issues of social inequality, particularly those involving diversity and women’s issues. Her emphasis in teaching is, above all, practical: whether in psychology, ethics or meditation she is concerned to present what will make an actual difference in the quality of one’s life.  She is currently co-facilitating a three-year research project at the University of Caen that is studying the effects of meditation practice on the process of aging. She has written articles on topics as diverse as the Korean way of tea, Buddhism and women, Buddhism and ecology, and Zen cooking. The author of Meditation for LifeThe Path of CompassionWomen in Korean ZenLet Go, and The Spirit of the Buddha, she teaches meditation worldwide and lives in south-west France. (www.martinebatchelor.org)