Curriculum Martine Batchelor
martine batchelor, she was born in France in 1953. She was ordained a Buddhist nun in Korea in 1975 and studied Zen Buddhism under the direction of Master Kusan Sunim in the Songgwang Sa monastery until 1984. Her Zen training also led her to monasteries in Taiwan and Japan. Since 1981 he was an interpreter of Kusan Sunim and accompanied him in conferences and teachings in the United States and Europe. Member of the Sharpham Community in Devon, England, for six years, he has conducted retreats at Gaia House and other centers in the United Kingdom. She has also participated in interreligious dialogue and was trustee of the International Sacred Literature Trust until the year 2000. She currently travels the world teaching courses and meditation retreats, often with her husband Stephen, from a secular and pragmatic approach based on the ancient texts of the Pali canon and its experience in Korean Zen.
She is the author of several books: “Women in Korean Zen”, “Buddhism and Ecology”, “Let Go: A Buddhist Guide to Breaking Free of Habits” . “The Spirit of the Buddha”. “Meditation for Life”.